CLIMATE & CAPITALISM is an ecosocialist journal, reflecting the viewpoint of environmental Marxism. It has three goals:
- To provide news and analysis to inform, educate and develop the green left;
- To contribute to building an international movement against capitalist destruction of the environment and for ecosocialism;
- To encourage and facilitate collaboration and exchanges of views among socialists and ecology activists.
Opinions expressed in individual articles are not necessarily shared by Climate & Capitalism or Monthly Review or any of the editors.
In February 2012, we announced an alliance with the world’s foremost independent socialist journal, Monthly Review. We remain editorially independent— MR has no responsibility for our content, and vice versa — but we are sharing technical resources and exploring ways to increase both technical and political collaboration.
Climate and Capitalism is an expressly left-wing, ecosocialist site, and the discussions here will reflect that. Comments that defend or promote anti-socialist or pro-capitalist views are not appropriate. Please take such arguments elsewhere.
We encourage constructive and thoughtful comments that contribute to the goals set out above.
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About the Editor
Climate & Capitalism was founded by and continues to be edited by Ian Angus. His most recent book is Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System (Monthly Review Press, 2016).
His previous books include Canadian Bolsheviks: The Early Years of The Communist Party of Canada (2nd edition, Trafford, 2004), The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Ecological Destruction (Fernwood, 2010), and Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (Haymarket, 2011) co-authored with Simon Butler.
(To avoid confusion and unnecessary emails: He is not the Ian Angus who teaches at Simon Fraser University, nor is he the Iain Angus who used to be a Canadian Member of Parliament, or the Ian Angus who is a lawyer for some satellite and telecom companies, or the Ian Angus who was a professional football player in Scotland.)
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