World Meteorological Organization says 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. Extreme weather and climate conditions continue in 2017.
Author Archive | Ian Angus
Accounts of Marx and Engels’s lives ignore Carl Schorlemmer’s influence on their studies of the natural sciences. It is time to acknowledge his rightful place in the socialist tradition.
CO2 growth rate sets new record in 2015-16. Increase in the past ten years is 100 to 200 times as fast as the increase that ended the last ice age
For four billion years, one formula summarized global change. That has changed in just four decades, and if we don’t act quickly, human civilization may not survive.
“Climate change is far more than a technological issue. It poses the fundamental question of a global alternative to this mode of production.”
Twenty million people face imminent death from starvation and famine. Many more will suffer and die from disease. These are the people that Trump is targeting.
New research proves that the countries least responsible for global warming, those least able to adapt, have already been hit much harder by deadly extremes than rich nations — and the gap is growing
Climate catastrophe can only be averted if people around the globe unite in the biggest, broadest, most effective global social movement the world has ever seen
Three important new books on the growing global environmental crisis, and two that mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution … Peter Wadhams, Razmig Keucheyan, Orrin Pilkey, Neil Faulkner, Paul Le Blanc, David Mandel
“We need an internationalist perspective of climate justice that recognizes that we are all a part of the global ecosystem. We can only resolve climate change by achieving climate justice. None of us are free, until we are all free.”
The call for a March for Science on Earth Day is a major step forward in the fight to reverse Trump’s anti-science agenda and to build support for science in the public good.
“It is not too great an exaggeration to claim that On the Origin of Species was, along with Das Kapital, one of the two most significant works in the intellectual history of the nineteenth century.”
Essential reading for red-greens and green reds: Monthly Review Press announces new titles by Ian Angus, Kohei Saito, Chris Williams and Fred Magdoff
Failed harvests, disease, deteriorating water and pasture conditions, and animal deaths mean 12 million need food aid now, and the situation is fast deteriorating
John Bellamy Foster: This administration is not just a cabal of ignoramuses. Behind the right’s climate denial is the economic reality that seriously combating capitalism’s war on the planet requires the defeat of the system.
Climate and Capitalism, ”an ecosocialist journal, reflecting the viewpoint of environmental Marxism,” was born on January 29, 2007. Ten years and 2500 articles later, C&C’s second decade has begun.
There will inevitably be tensions, but the core interests of workers and the labor movement lie both in defeating Trump and in forestalling the devastating effects of climate change on themselves and their posterity.
A new conservative campaign aims to discredit efforts to define the new and dangerous stage of planetary history, by driving a wedge between social scientists and the Anthropocene Working Group.
Long-time ecosocialist activist and writer Terry Townsend is fighting his way back from a massive stroke. You can help ensure that he can participate in political activity again.
From the archive: Why capitalism is destroying the earth, and why socialism is the only path to human survival in this century.