Gregory T. Cushman – ‘Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History’
In the last two decades it has been common, in Marxist books on ecology, to find discussions of how capitalist agriculture developed an urgent need for fertilisers to solve the crisis of soil fertility in the 19th century.
Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care
This short, readable and stimulating book begins with the author overturning perceived knowledge about the 18th century economist Robert Malthus.
Review of ‘Facing the Apocalypse: Arguments for Ecosocialism’
Clearly there will be ecological issues to resolve once capitalism has been defeated, but that will require a system being put in place that is capable of dealing with the disaster. In other words a society that is not based on the competitive accumulation of capital.
Victor Wallis – Red-Green Revolution
The scale of environmental crisis is absolutely terrifying. So I was very pleased to read Victor Wallis’ new book Red-Green Revolution which aims to both explain capitalism and environmental destruction and offer a clear strategy for building a movement to challenge both.