Some writers imagine that machines can feed the world. They ignore the damage caused by industrial agriculture, and don’t value the work of people who feed most of humanity today.
Author Archive | Ian Angus
Seventh consecutive year of steep increases leads to the highest greenhouse gas concentration recorded in 61 years of observations
Canadian NGOs have launched a “Pact for a Green New Deal.” Will they build the movement that’s needed to win real changes?
Marxist environmental essays … Science and the Anthropocene … Is disaster avoidable? … Capitalism at sea … Beef and class struggle … Climate and the biggest volcano
A compelling first-hand study shows that fishing is a deadly occupation because capitalism forces workers to take terrible risks in order to survive.
The promise of a world without disease has been replaced by warnings of evermore virulent pathogens, created by the drugs that were supposed to save us.
With 7,000 hectares of forests destroyed, community leaders and members have faced multiple attempts on their lives, threats and intimidation.
BULLETIN: Overwhelming majority of working group votes: A new epoch in Earth history began in the mid-20th century
There is a good reason why there are blue skies in much of the United States while those of us living in Northeast Asia are choking — most of their factories have moved over here.
Ian Angus speaking in Ottawa following a tour of the National Gallery of Canada exhibit on the Anthropocene
Two views of food and farming. The origin of climate science denial. The high cost of living well. And a socialist who mostly disagrees with ecosocialism
New report investigates how US unions are addressing climate change — and why and how their positions vary.
One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.
Continuing our discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal proposal, and how the left should respond.
Part Two of Ian Angus’s examination of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
It would be criminal if political criticisms keep the organized left from supporting and joining the Extinction Rebellion campaign. Three articles from the British left …
Five new books. Marine disease rises; Energy, food, nature, and the future; Civilizations and planet; Political economy of carbon; Understanding microbiome science
Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
“The National Park model of excluding indigenous peoples and local communities is fundamentally flawed. We have witnessed countless examples of human rights abuses in conservation projects.”
Only a mass socialist, feminist, internationalist, pro-peasant, anti-racist, indigenous, and anti-colonial movement can save humanity