What will happen after the destruction caused by Harvey and Irma? The experience of New Orleans after Katrina shows what to expect when capitalists profit from disaster.
Author Archive | Ian Angus
Five new books for green-left activists, on urban climate change, past mass extinctions, tropical rainforests, religious anti-science, and the end of Arctic ice.
The failure of modern food production derives from the nature of our economic system, which considers everything and everyone a commodity. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Ecosocialist Notebook: A visit to two historic sites in London prompts thoughts about the role of individuals in history, and the possibility that Marxism might never have happened.
Serious energy policy must address overproduction, overconsumption and inequality. Without that, promises of an economy based on 100% renewable energy are misleading and dangerous.
For Discussion: Patricia Mann says that building networks of renewable energy microproduction could be the basis for a mass anticapitalist movement. What do you think?
Climate-related catastrophe is now not just an additional hazard for the world’s poor, but a central factor in their oppression and poverty.
HELP WANTED: What books would you include on basic and advanced reading lists for red-greens and green-reds?
Houston is the city where capitalism’s victory over nature is the most complete — and also where nature takes its ultimate revenge
In ‘Facing the Anthropocene’ Ian Angus shows that the earth system crisis originated in specific developments in late capitalism arising out of WWII. He also tells us who our enemies are.
The authors’ command of ecology is not limited to Marx’s concept of metabolic rift. They lay out the facts of the eco-crisis and potential cures, minus cant and jargon.
Fred Magdoff: “Decisions made about production and consumption will emphasize on positive effects on humans and the health of the broader environment, rather than the profits and wealth of a few”
‘Planet Haliburton’ is a twice-monthly program on Canoe-FM in Haliburton Ontario. Hosts Greg Roe and Terry Moore interviewed Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus on August 14, 2017.
Science, schmience. Now the elitists want us to buy special glasses. Don’t fall for their lies!
The new State of the Climate report confirms that 2016 was as the warmest year in 137 years of record-keeping. Other climate indicators that set new records include greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level, and sea surface temperature.
Six new books on climate change and neoliberalism, movement strategy, surviving the Anthropocene, science and religion, Gaia, and energy security
We now face the challenge of changing the world in the context of impending environmental disaster on a global scale. That’s reality in our time.
Al Gore, the perfect spokesperson for the liberal approach to climate change, simply cannot see that neoliberal logic prevents our current institutions from addressing the crisis.
Paul Burkett and John Bellamy Foster answer left-green critics of ecological Marxism with a detailed study of what the founders of historical materialism actually wrote and thought about humanity’s present and future relationship to the earth
Scientists find irreversible changes that have no precedent in the 4.54 billion years of Earth history, caused by new human-made materials