How did we get in this mess in the first place? Will little tweaks allow America to effectively address climate change, racism, and the deadly pandemic? Author Northeastern University professor Jennie C. Stephens argues that there is a “polluter elite” and that “energy democracy,” decentralization of political and energy power, are what is needed to meet the challenge. And the male-dominated structure focusing on preserving power and competition is not up to the job, where a new cooperation actually is. In her new book: Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy, Stephens says the problems, and solutions, are truly interconnected.