Shanti Gamper-Rabindran's new book on the climate crisis urges action, not doomism

July 8, 2022

"America's Energy Gamble by Shanti Gamper-RabindranLike a detective novel or exposé, Dr. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran’s new book dissects the dire missteps of the America First Energy Plan. But amid our nation’s climate crisis, she cuts through the noise and asks: Where can we go from here? 

In America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet (Cambridge University Press 2022), Gamper-Rabindran addresses how America can get back to an energy transition that's good for the economy and the environment. 

Gamper-Rabindran calls American citizens of all levels to action. “Ordinary Americans, civil society groups, environmental professionals, and politicians at every level all have parts to play in making sure the needed energy transition leaves no one behind.” 

America’s Energy Gamble will appeal to teachers and students, government and industry officials, activists and journalists, and everyone concerned about the nation's future. 

"Public policy expert Shanti Gamper-Rabindran lays out a stark case that powerful oil and gas interests have gained control of the lever arms of our energy and environmental policy apparatus,” says Dr. Michael E. Mann. “Read this book to be informed about the threat and armed with the knowledge of what can be done to undo the damage and right the course.” 

Read the book, watch the book launch, or listen to the podcast to learn more. 

GSPIA Associate Professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran analyzes the economic, legal, and political barriers and opportunities for the transition to renewable energy, and for economic diversification of fossil fuel-reliant communities in the United States and globally.