After 50 years of debate, academic philosophers of environmental ethics still interpret the world in various ways, but aren’t much help in changing it.
“We have been mortgaging the health of future generations to realize economic and development gains in the present”
How the global nitrogen cycle has been disrupted by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
In Facing the Anthropocene, I showed that CO2 levels are higher than they have been for 800,000 years. New research extends that to 2.6 million years
New scientific papers explode the myth that refuses to die.
Decades ago, he showed that environmental, energy and economic crises had a common cause: a system that demands increased profits at all costs
The promise of a world without disease has been replaced by warnings of evermore virulent pathogens, created by the drugs that were supposed to save us.
BULLETIN: Overwhelming majority of working group votes: A new epoch in Earth history began in the mid-20th century
A food system revolution is urgently needed, to provide healthy diets for all while preventing irreversible damage to the Earth System.
How can socialism be rejuvenated to ensure social parity, democratic processes, and environmental sustainability for humanity?
Kohei Saito honored for his brilliant study of Marx’s views on the relationship between society and nature
137 words and two graphs. A climate scientist demolishes the world’s leading climate science denier
Ian Angus examines how the 19th century metabolic rift in agriculture that so concerned Karl Marx triggered a pollution crisis in the world’s largest city
Special issue features new articles by John Bellamy Foster, Hannah Holleman, Ian Angus, Michael Friedman, Brett Clark, Stefano Longo, and Justus von Liebig
Why wasn’t Marx’s concept of metabolic rift recognized until recently? Changed circumstances, unpublished works, and bad translations all played a role.
If you’ve ever wondered what a scientific representation of metabolic rift might look like, check out this graph.
Following my review of The Progress of This Storm, a reader comments on a philosophical fad that is ‘burning through academia faster than a forest fire’
The 109 articles we published in Climate & Capitalism in 2017 were read by more people than ever before. These were the most popular …
Eight years after the great recession supposedly ended, global inequality continues to deepen, exposing claims that “wealth trickles down” and “a rising tide raises all boats” as class-based lies.
The editor of Monthly Review responds to ‘socialists’ who view the environmental crisis as a problem of technology, not a fundamental rift in society’s relationship with nature.