How will future geologists recognize the beginning of the Anthropocene in rock records? Quite possibly by an unprecedented accumulation of fossilized trash.
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The authors of this book have very little to say about the Anthropocene, the crisis of the Earth System, or the new global epoch, and most of what they do say is misleading or wrong.
Mark your calendars: Ian Angus speaks on ‘Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System,’ at public meetings in Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa
Hans Baer: “Democratic eco-socialism rejects a statist, growth-oriented, productivist ethic and recognizes that humans live on an ecologically fragile planet with limited resources that must be sustained and renewed as much as possible for future generations.”
C&C will be taking a break while Ian Angus speaks at ecosocialist meetings in seven Australian cities, and launches his new book at the Socialism for the 21st Century conference in Sydney.
Ian Angus replies to a reader. If ‘overpopulation’ is not a primary cause of global environmental problems, what about island nations with limited space and resources?
“Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the causes and consequences of the Anthropocene, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis.”
Objections to the word ‘Anthropocene’ are misguided.
Before the word ‘ecosocialism’ existed, the co-editor of Monthly Review was discussing ecosocialist ideas.
New research identifies periods of short, rapid warming as a key factor in the Ice Age extinction of megafauna.
Recent headlines from supposedly serious newspapers and websites: Solar Cycle Study Says Earth Will Experience ‘Mini Ice Age’ in 15 Years. ‘Mini ice age’ coming in next fifteen years, new model of the Sun’s cycle shows Scientists warn mini ice age could be 15 years away Sounds scary, but don’t rush out and buy a […]
“The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related to human and social degradation.”
Largest French daily in Switzerland praises ‘Une planète trop peuplée’ by Ian Angus and Simon Butler
A forgotten comment by a noted Marxist, on our collective responsibility to preserve natural wealth so that future generations can survive and flower.
Clive Hamilton sums up four misinterpretations that minimize the threat that the Anthropocene poses to humanity and the Earth
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Biased ‘news’ coverage of wildlife and the Ebola crisis illustrates the worst prejudices of modern American journalism on the subject of Africa.
Highly recommended reading: Two articles on the contradictions between growing food to meet essential human needs and growing food to produce profit
Green Party International Coordinator recommends books for candidates
When it comes to explaining destructive growth, many green writers confuse cause and effect