Hoodwinked

in the hothouse

THIRD EDITION

RESIST FALSE SOLUTIONS
TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Welcome Back

HOODWINKED IN THE HOTHOUSE
Resist False Solutions to Climate Change

THIRD EDITION 2021

In the 12 years since the second edition of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse was released as a pop-ed zine, practices and policies to address climate change have expanded and deepened false solutions in shocking and alarming ways. We see the pressing need to address the root causes of environmental and climate injustices by confronting four centuries of colonial-imperialism, ongoing patriarchal and white supremacist oppression, and today’s extreme neoliberal, globalized, industrial capitalist expansion. Hoodwinked demonstrates how climate change false solutions perpetuate, expand and reinforce these structures. 

Many of us have been embroiled in a climate change narrative war with big business for at least two decades. Climate policies and programs are masked inside a narrative that has very real and violent impacts on the planet. Because false solutions are embedded in the root causes of climate change, this historical and ongoing conflict is generational, erecting a barrier that keeps us from implementing real solutions. We hope Hoodwinked can be a tool to resist the false solutions that block us from realizing meaningful, just and lasting change.

To use this zine, sections are written to stand alone so they can be read in whatever order makes sense to you at the time. We have highlighted words and phrases in bold throughout the text that are in the glossary at the very end. The website has a much more expanded glossary with additional items and longer definitions. Keep an eye on the website for more information, translations and updates. 

We encourage readers, activists, teachers and allied dreamers to distribute and print at will. Everyone, heads out of the sand!

EDITORIAL team

Lucia Amorelli

Dylan Gibson

Tamra Gilbertson, Indigenous Environmental Network

DESIGN team

David Lee Nishizaki, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Tyler Norman, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

ILLUSTRATION

Beehive Design Collective

Orion Camero

Anushree Chokappa

Atreyee Day

Nicole DeBarber

Zeph Fishlyn

Jakarundi Graphics

Matt Heft

Blaise Joseph

Keya Lall

Meg Lemieur

David Lee Nishizaki

Tyler Norman

Sha Merirei Ongelungel

Andy Singer

Ushoshi Syam

Caitlin Taguibao

Index

Introduction

Gopal Dayaneni, Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project

Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Indigenous Climate Action

Ananda Lee Tan, Just Transition Alliance

Carbon Pricing 

Dylan Gibson

Tamra Gilbertson, Indigenous Environmental Network

Gary Hughes, Biofuelwatch

Nature-based Solutions

Tamra Gilbertson, Indigenous Environmental Network

La Via Campesina

Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch

Bioenergy

Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch

Natural Gas

Randi Pokladnik

Mary Wildfire

Hydrogen

Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network

Landfill Gas to Energy 

Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network

Waste Incineration (“Waste-to-Energy”) 

Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network

Ananda Lee Tan, Just Transition Alliance

Neil Tangri, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Nuclear Power 

Tim Judson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Renewable Energy 

Mary Wildfire

Hydroelectricity 

Meg Sheehan, North American Megadam Resistance Alliance

Annie Wilson, North American Megadam Resistance Alliance

Geoengineering 

Gopal Dayaneni, ETC Group

Cynthia Mellon, Climate Justice Alliance

Carbon Capture 

Tamra Gilbertson, Indigenous Environmental Network

Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch

Real Solutions for Climate Justice 

Shehla Arif, Engineering Social Justice and Peace

Gopal Dayaneni, Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project

Ananda Lee Tan, Just Transition Alliance

Endnotes

Glossary 

Imagery Credits 

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