Martin Empson says The Shock of the Anthropocene is a interesting account of the global environmental crisis, but it fails to offer to offer any alternative to the current system
Five new books on climate change and human health, ecology and imperialism in the global south, environmental economics, capitalism and universities, and the meaning of hegemony
Thanks to positive feedback from a geochemist reader, I can correct my description of the global carbon dioxide cycle.
Five new books on climate change, the Anthropocene, water, and food. Plus: an inspiring account of the Russian Revolution by award-winning science fiction writer China Miéville.
Should ecosocialists support or distance themselves from the author of This Changes Everything? Richard Smith and John Bellamy Foster discuss the prominent activist’s role.
‘Facing the Anthropocene’ is now in its second printing, and Paul Burkett’s brilliant new article is is essential reading for everyone who is concerned about changing and saving the world.
Seven essential essays and reports for activists who aim to change the world and save the world
Martin Empson reviews an important book for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agriculture on the environment, and particularly biodiversity.
Ian Angus’s new book of ‘essential debates at the intersections of socialism and science’ will be available soon. Here’s what some early readers say about it.
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.
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
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
Ian Angus offers his opinions and recommendations, pro and con, on seven books he read while Climate & Capitalism was taking a break.
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.
‘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.’
Climate & Capitalism will resume its regular publishing schedule on or about October 24. In the meantime, have you read these top-rated articles from the summer of 2016?
Long before the Anthropocene Working Group reported on the new epoch, Yrjö Haila and Richard Levins argued that global ecohistory entered a new stage sometime after World War II
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
Social and environmental problems are aptly diagnosed in George Monbiot’s new book and, more importantly, they are diagnosed with great flair and eloquence.
The German daily Junge Welt interviews John Bellamy Foster on capitalism’s destruction of nature, ecological Marxism from Marx’s time to the present, and the environmental crisis as a class issue.