‘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’
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?
Under capitalism, everything is a business opportunity. Disasters are not viewed by business leaders as problems to be solved, they are seen as circumstances of which they must take advantage.
Renewable energy sources may have low CO2 emissions at the point of use, but the mines that make the technology possible are often environmentally destructive
The authors of this book have very little to say about the Anthropocene, the crisis of the Earth System, or the new global epoch, and most of what they do say is misleading or wrong.
In Nigeria, oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta, but those who flee are not protected by the Geneva Convention on Refugees.
Conservative AFL-CIO leaders support the Dakota Access pipeline, oppose the Standing Rock Sioux campaign to protect land, people and water.
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