The gap between rich and poor is far greater than previously reported, because the poorest half of the world has even less wealth than previous studies showed
Author Archive | Ian Angus
In one year, rich countries take $2 trillion more from poor countries than they return in aid and investment. The countries that brag most about their foreign aid are enabling mass theft.
Ian Angus recommends three book reviews on ecological Marxism, and two websites that eviscerate climate science deniers.
How might economic needs be met in a post-capitalist society? Is it possible to eliminate markets and make production choices democratically?
With Donald Trump in the White House the future for our climate looks bleak, but capitalism’s love affair with fossil energy runs much deeper than the desires and personalities of individual politicians.
Ian Angus offers his opinions and recommendations, pro and con, on seven books he read while Climate & Capitalism was taking a break.
Five articles and a video for green-lefts and left-greens: Marx on Food, Ecosocialist International, Kurds and Climate, Inequality today, COP22 Imperialism, Anthropocene
To understand what ecological restoration will involve, we need to see clearly what is happening, what processes are taking place, what is irreversible, what can be refused, what can be overcome.
Climate & Capitalism joins millions of people around the world in mourning the death and honoring the life of Fidel Castro Ruz. In this short talk at the 1992 Earth Summit, Fidel described the Earth System crisis and identified its causes more powerfully than any other delegate.
The outcome of the latest UN climate negotiations is a page of bold promises, stirring calls, and grand statements, woefully empty of anything actionable.
Susan George: We are faced with determined adversaries who care nothing about human rights or climate change. They only want a world in which they can make endless amounts of money using all available resources, no matter what the costs to nature and to human life.
VIDEO: Andreas Malm, author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, speaks to the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group in London.
Food sovereignty offers a strategy for social mobilization that confronts rural disintegration while addressing environmental crises.
Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
How will future geologists recognize the beginning of the Anthropocene in rock records? Quite possibly by an unprecedented accumulation of fossilized trash.
British Columbia’s carbon tax has been held up as a climate success, but an analysis of the province’s emissions under the tax tells another story.
A three-week discussion of ‘The World in 2050: Imagining and Creating Just Climate Futures’ has begun on a computer screen near you.
‘Ian Angus’s distinctive contribution is to underscore, with his geologically grounded perspective, the need to combine immediate measures of relief with a long-term agenda of transformation.’
“The pace and scale of ecological degradation we confront today is unfathomable without understanding the legacy and persistent realities of ecological imperialism.”
‘Like latter-day wizardry, corporate risk calculations suggest that markets and capital can, not only control the natural world, but somehow anticipate it’