New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams From Monthly Review Press: Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth’s ability … More New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

New Book: A Redder Shade of Green – Intersections of Science and Socialism

By Ian Angus. From Monthly Review Press: As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Others wonder … More New Book: A Redder Shade of Green – Intersections of Science and Socialism

An Eco-Revolutionary Tipping Point? Global Warming, Climate Denials, & the Environmental Proletariat

By Paul Burkett, In the summer of 2016, the acceleration of climate change was once again making headlines. In July, the World Meteorological Association announced that the first six months of 2016 had broken all previous global temperature records, with June being the fourteenth month in a row of record heat for both land and … More An Eco-Revolutionary Tipping Point? Global Warming, Climate Denials, & the Environmental Proletariat

Marx, Engels & the ‘Red Chemist’ – The Forgotten Legacy of Carl Schorlemmer

by Ian Angus, In the closing decades of the twentieth century, a peculiar idea took hold in parts of academia. It contended that far from being the closest of comrades and collaborators, who worked in harmony for forty years, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in fact disagreed with each other on fundamental questions of theory … More Marx, Engels & the ‘Red Chemist’ – The Forgotten Legacy of Carl Schorlemmer

New book by Robin Hahnel: Income Distribution & Environmental Sustainability-A Sraffian Approach

From Routledge: Any economics that does not deal forthrightly with economic inequality is no longer suitable for the twenty-first century. Similarly, any economics which does not provide a coherent way to integrate environmental sustainability into economic analysis will fail to command allegiance in the century ahead. This book demonstrates how the Sraffian framework provides important … More New book by Robin Hahnel: Income Distribution & Environmental Sustainability-A Sraffian Approach

Frank Ackerman on How to Keep US Climate Promises

From Dollars&Sense: In January, Donald Trump will endorse climate denial, renouncing the Clean Power Plan and climate targets in general. This will damage the fragile global momentum toward emission reduction, established in last year’s Paris agreement. If the United States refuses to cooperate, why should much poorer, reluctant participants such as India do anything to … More Frank Ackerman on How to Keep US Climate Promises