Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
Tag Archives | Ian Angus
Forget jokes about crossing the road. New research identifies chickens as a vivid symbol of the transformation of the biosphere in our time
How can socialism be rejuvenated to ensure social parity, democratic processes, and environmental sustainability for humanity?
70% of all bacteria live deep in the earth, constituting a reserve of carbon and biodiversity that vastly outnumbers and outweighs all humans combined
Kohei Saito honored for his brilliant study of Marx’s views on the relationship between society and nature
A superb popular account of what’s wrong with capitalism and what working people must do to get rid of it. Highly recommended!
Many socialists have contributed to the debate on Marxism, nature, and value, strengthening our common understanding of the enemy we face and the movement we must build.
An important work of Marxist history and theory restores class struggle to central place in explaining how capitalism arose and grew, and can eventually be overcome
Implicitly challenging the weak 2016 Paris Agreement, scientists say climate change is part of the broader global emergency and any responses must reflect that.
New books for reds and greens. Three centuries of factories; Holland in the Little Ice Age; Thinking in deep time; Horizontal Gene Transfer; The physics of evolution
How a giant industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is reinforcing unsustainable industrial agriculture
Can the global climate be stabilized before runaway change creates conditions that are too hot for human civilization and deadly for most species?
In his insightful history of rural rebellion, Martin Empson shows how farmers and farm-workers across England have repeatedly risen against the rich and powerful
Writing in ‘Science & Society,’ noted biogeochemist and ecosocialist David Schwartzman says Ian Angus’s new book provides invaluable insights on the intersections of science and socialism.
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
Virtually unknown in the west, the great Russian geologist and geochemist pioneered scientific study of life’s impact on the Earth.
On every scale, from the smallest cells to the entire planet, the essential elements of life are constantly used and re-used. Biogeochemical cycles are the basis of the biosphere.
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.