Geoengineering is a political technology, part of institutional apparatus that is preventing effective climate action and delaying structural change
Archive | August, 2018
A radical biologist replies to an ecomodernist who ignores the social roots of environmental crises
In ‘Energy: A Human History,’ Richard Rhodes trivializes the dangers of nuclear power and plunges into the abyss of ecomodernist technobabble.
We need hundreds of millions of people to mobilize in an independent, revolutionary campaign to reconstitute global production and consumption.
‘Unbridled greed, denuding of forest land, illegal construction, destruction of natural water systems, and mismanagement of dams, have all played a huge part.’
Six new books for reds & greens. Marxist History of Capitalism. Superbugs. Rising Oceans. Capitalism in Critical Theory. Food Bank Nations. American Oligarchy
People running big corporations—indeed, those running businesses of all sizes—seek to maximize profits not because they are misguided, but because that’s their job in a capitalist economy.
A call for public discussion of the role of deindustrialization in building an alternative to the catastrophic course of 21st century capitalism.
Can the global climate be stabilized before runaway change creates conditions that are too hot for human civilization and deadly for most species?
“At the federal level there is a climate information vacuum of truth and at the state level there is no action.”
The wealthier they are, the more they fear that others will try to take their wealth. No wonder the super-rich are building bunkers to escape the apocalypse.
Reborn organization and magazine will combine writing on scientific issues, building a network of radical scientists, and acting for social justice
It’s official: 2017 was the third-warmest year on record, and the hottest non-El Niño year. Greenhouse gases hit record highs and sea levels kept on rising
In ‘The New Wild,’ Fred Pearce argues nature will restore itself if we just leave it alone. Is passive acceptance really the best response to biodiversity loss?