Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer of EcoEquity published Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming (Seven Stories Press, 2002). The book was well received, has been widely quoted, and is used in academic courses at Princeton and the University of Washington, among others.
In 2002, EcoEquity’s Tom Athanasiou served as one of the core organizers of the Climate Action Network’s 2002 “Equity Summit” in Bali, a key climate movement strategy retreat in which the demands of equity were closely examined and debated.
EcoEquity established itself by maintaining a well-regarded, well-trafficked website in which it published a number of noted essays. These focused on the politics and philosophy of equity in the climate debate, but also sought to summarize emerging climate science in a clear and straight-forward manner.
EcoEquity was established in 2000 to be a trusted, expert presence in a number of key climate networks, including (domestically) the U.S. Environmental Justice movement, where it has long been a member of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative and (internationally) the Climate Action Network.