Three novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Aurora is monumental and Shaman is a great evocation of the past, but New York 2140 understates both the climate crisis and the solutions needed
Tag Archives | Martin Empson
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
Martin Empson reviews an important book for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agriculture on the environment, and particularly biodiversity.
Climate & Capitalism is taking a short break. To help you avoid painful withdrawal symptoms, here are five books and a pamphlet that should be in every ecosocialist’s book bag this summer — or winter, if you are in the southern hemisphere.
Received wisdom says that to save the planet we have to change our eating habits. Elaine Graham-Leigh explains why the received wisdom isn’t just wrong, it blames working people for a crisis they didn’t cause.
Martin Empson reviews Farmageddon, an important expose of the disastrous failings of the global food system that never quite gets to the bottom of why the agricultural system is like it is.
On the Papal Encyclical; Peoples power in Venezuela; Marxism & Ecology; Alternatives to neoliberalism; Top 10 climate events; Trade unions and climate justice; New Mexico’s last wild river; Climate insurgency after Paris
‘Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming.’ A brilliant Marxist critique of capitalism and the origins of the fossil fuel economy
The movement that stalled after the failed climate talks in Copenhagen 2009 is back on the streets – bigger, stronger and more confident than ever
Challenging common myths, Rebecca Solnit shows that ordinary people often respond to disaster with self-sacrifice, humanity, kindness and basic solidarity
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity’s relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
One million climate jobs; Trade union strategy against climate change; Natural gas won’t curb carbon emissions; Turkish translation of Marxism & Ecology
Simon Butler says Martin Empson’s ‘Land and Labour’ is a very readable Marxist history of humanity’s relationship with the rest of nature and an important contribution to the movement for ecosocialism
Book Review: Marxist class analysis can answer many of the questions raised by ecological economists, and ecological economics can enrich Marxism
Land and Labour: A new book explores humanity’s contradictory relationship with the environment: our destructive role, and our potential for positive change
Typhoon Haiyan shows once again the urgency of replacing capitalism with a society based on the rational, democratic use of resources in the interest of people and planet.
Review: William Cronon’s history of Chicago is a brilliant ecological history that puts the development of capitalism at the heart of the story
A Marxist analysis of farming today, from landless peasant movements to corporate agribusiness
Resource depletion and population … Climate change, worse than we thought … Biofuel and hunger in Guatemala … David Harvey on Rebel Cities … Bank bailout lies …
Silent Spring helped lay the basis for a radical ecological critique of capitalism. Half a century after first publication it’s a book that has never been so important.