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James Gustave Speth

Author of The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability and former chair, U.S. Council on Environmental Quality.

Former Chair, U.S. Council on Environmental Quality


In The Little Prince, the fox tells the prince that he must never forget that “you remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” In a similar way, we are now responsible, forever, for the countless species threatened by our commandeering of Earth’s climate. CAKE is an indispensible tool for exercising that responsibility.