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Marxist Ecology, Environmental Science and Ecological Crisis

An illustration of the ecology of vector-borne diseases like the 2019 ebolavirus and 2020 coronavirus (Covid-19) by the artist Olaf Hajek. 

“Capitalism is a disease hotspot”

The real danger of each new outbreak is the failure or—better put—the expedient refusal to grasp that each new Covid-19 is no isolated incident. The increased occurrence of viruses is closely linked to the proliferation of capitalist food production and distribution.

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From fossil capitalism to energy democracy?

As the 21st Century’s second decade opens, the increasingly severe symptoms of climate change comprise a pivot in the struggle for hegemony, globally and within national formations. With the highest per capital carbon emissions among the G20 states, Canada is a climate laggard and, in some respects, a first-world petro-state (Nikiforuk 2010), organized as a […]

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Catastrophe is upon us – the grim view from Southern Africa

Catastrophe is upon us–the grim view from Southern Africa

The word catastrophe is being used more and more by institutions reporting on the effects of extreme weather in the two regions of Africa, Southern and South Eastern Africa, and of late Australia. The word means a number of things: tragic; fiasco; utter failure; sudden and violent change in a feature of the Earth. All […]

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“A reindeer stands in silent protest in front of a hydro power plant” on Indigenous Sámi land in northern Scandinavia. Image: Tobias Herrmann CC BY-NC 2.0

Who owns the Green New Deal?

Making sense of remote ownership problems and place-based governance. Grappling with entrenched problems of remote ownership is one way to take a focused approach to building momentum for this movement.

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Media on Climate Crisis- Don’t Organize, Mourn

Media on climate crisis: don’t organize, mourn

And while it turns out that the U.S. media have indeed ramped up their coverage of the climate crisis, they continue to give short shrift to what are arguably the most important factors for determining our future: what specific human practices are responsible for the changing climate, why carbon emissions continue to rise, and what […]

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