Ecology, Capitalism, and Socialism

The keynote address at the “Climate Change, Social Change” conference (organized by Green Left Weekly), Sydney, Australia, 12 April 2008.

This address became the basis for John Bellamy Foster, “Ecology and the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism” (Monthly Review, November 2008), which in turn became the last chapter of The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet, just published by Monthly Review Press.

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review.  He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and author of The Great Financial Crisis (with Fred Magdoff),  Critique of Intelligent Design (with Brett Clark and Richard York), Naked Imperialism, Ecology Against Capitalism, Marx’s Ecology, The Vulnerable Planet, and The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism.