Fred Murphy argues that John Bellamy Foster misrepresented and unfairly criticized Jason W. Moore in a recent C&C interview about ecological Marxism. Ian Angus disagrees, and explains why he thinks Foster’s remarks were measured and accurate.
“Jason Moore has joined the long line of scholars who have set out to update or deepen Marxism in various ways, but have ended up by abandoning Marxism’s revolutionary essence and adapting to capitalist ideologies.”
“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.”
We don’t need models or computer projections. As these graphics show, we already face a planetary emergency, and it is getting more serious every day.
By focusing on veganism to the exclusion of all else, Cowspiracy implies that anyone who eats meat isn’t a ‘proper’ environmentalist. This is deeply offensive and elitist, and it harms the movement we need to build.
To avoid challenging the fossil fuel profiteers, the Paris negotiators bet on untested and dangerous geoengineering technologies.
The politicians who poisoned the water supply in Flint are as bad as they come, but it’s the system they serve that makes such disasters inevitable.
The first draft of history: An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change.
Experts agree: Changes since 1950 rival those that ended the last ice age. The Holocene is over, and the Anthropocene has begun.
There are now 2,064 articles on the Climate & Capitalism website. These are the most-read of 2015, and the most-read since 2007. How many have you read?
The coastal and island nations of the Asia-Pacific have contributed the least to global climate change, but suffer the most from climate breakdown and disaster capitalism
Liam Young examines the causes of environmental damage in Scotland and the impact communities can have when they take control of their own resources.
‘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
Patrick Bond: Supporters of the climate deal reached at the Paris Conference of Polluters are endorsing a plan that will kill millions
Oscar Reyes: Hailed as a breakthrough and the beginning of a new world, the COP21 Agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action.
Some countries will reduce emissions a little, but other countries will increase them a lot. You would never know this from UN and media reports.
How not to change the world. ‘Cowspiracy’ ignores capitalism and rejects Indigenous peoples’ concerns, while denouncing everyone who eats meat.
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.
Michael Lebowitz: “The tragedy of our commons is that our finite world is being destroyed by the relentless drive for profit, by the system we must name—capitalism.”
A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but only a revolution can save the world for future generations.