Ecosocialist resources, 76

ecosocialism tree-fistEcosocialist Resources, published at irregular intervals in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission and goals. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) the item says. If you read or write an article that might be appropriate for this column, please post your suggestion in the Climate and Capitalism Facebook group.

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What’s going on in the North Atlantic?
The whole world is warming, except for a region in the subpolar Atlantic that has cooled over the past century. A new study attributes this to a weakening of the Gulf Stream System, which is apparently unique in the last thousand years.
Stefan Rahmstorf
Real Climate

Fool’s Gold (pdf)
How Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold is devastating the environment and local livelihoods in Greece and avoiding taxes by using Dutch mailbox companies.
Ilona Hartlief, Katrin McGauran, Roos van Os, Indra Römgens

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: A view from Burnaby Mountain
Klein’s analysis is a direct challenge to the dominant narrative that has framed policy debate over the challenge of climate change. The left must move beyond minor criticisms of her work, and actively engage in celebrating and building on its strengths.
Brad Hornick
The Bullet (Socialist Project)

Climate movement across movements
Seattle-style shutdowns or a Paris cul de sac?  The Paris Conference of Polluters needs a kind of shock doctrine, so that from an activist cyclone a much clearer path can emerge towards climate justice in the months and years ahead.
Patrick Bond

Break the food chain to build our humanity
The mainly white corporate-controlled food system in South Africa, from farm to plate, is maintaining supply for the few. It is in many ways toxic and is also in crisis.  Food sovereignty is a way to critique globalized industrial agriculture and introduce a rights-based discourse and an ecological alternative.
Vishwas Satgar
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Ecological debt: History, meaning and relevance for environmental justice (pdf)
The ecological debt concept acknowledges the interconnections between society, nature and economy that are so often held as separate, irreducible objects within social science and policy making. It does not appeal to charity or aid but instead reframes the cancellation of external debt as a moral obligation.
Rikard Warlenius
Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT)

The Anthropocene? It’s just inhuman
Human activity has changed the earth so drastically that we are in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene.  Humans’ inhuman treatment of each other has evolved together with their increasingly alienated relationship with nature.
Gabriel Levy
People and Nature


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