Climate change and extreme weather events are not devastating a random selection of human beings from all walks of life. There are no billionaires among the dead, no corporate executives living in shelters, no stockbrokers watching their children die of malnutrition.
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“We don’t know how long we have before climate change goes from dangerous to extremely dangerous, but we know that continuing with business as usual makes such a shift increasingly likely.”
C&C will be taking a break while Ian Angus speaks at ecosocialist meetings in seven Australian cities, and launches his new book at the Socialism for the 21st Century conference in Sydney.
Ian Angus replies to a reader. If ‘overpopulation’ is not a primary cause of global environmental problems, what about island nations with limited space and resources?
“Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the causes and consequences of the Anthropocene, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis.”
Experts agree: Changes since 1950 rival those that ended the last ice age. The Holocene is over, and the Anthropocene has begun.
Interview with Climate & Capitalism editor: The environmental question is the most important problem that we face in the 21st century: If we don’t recognize its centrality, our politics will be irrelevant.
Objections to the word ‘Anthropocene’ are misguided.
“The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent a potentially catastrophic risk to human health.”
If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t stopped soon, unprecedented and deadly heat waves will become the new normal in most of the world.
Ian Angus: “Socialists cannot ignore a change of this magnitude, or treat it as just one aspect of our program. In our time, understanding and responding to the Anthropocene must be at the top of the socialist agenda.”
A temperature increase of less than one degree has already disrupted the global climate system, and this is only the beginning. Will the Anthropocene bring a totally new climate regime?
New research identifies periods of short, rapid warming as a key factor in the Ice Age extinction of megafauna.
“Far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth’s climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.”
Ian Angus says the charge that Anthropocene scholars blame all of humanity for the actions of a small minority simply doesn’t hold water.
How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough Institute’ misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism
Biased ‘news’ coverage of wildlife and the Ebola crisis illustrates the worst prejudices of modern American journalism on the subject of Africa.
Highly recommended reading: Two articles on the contradictions between growing food to meet essential human needs and growing food to produce profit
When it comes to explaining destructive growth, many green writers confuse cause and effect
In referendum, 74% of Swiss voters reject eco-nationalist call for immigration limits and third world population control