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Book Review: Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

June 30, 2017
Anthropocene or Capitalocene

As someone who has long insisted on capitalism’s central role in the ecological crisis, I was fascinated to read Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (2016). This is a collection of seven essays edited by Jason W. Moore, an associate professor of sociology at Binghamton University in upstate New York.

The True Nature of the Ecological Crisis

March 16, 2017
The True Nature of Ecological Crisis

In my last seven posts, starting with Nature’s Mortal Wound, I examined various aspects of the ecological crisis. My main aim was to dispel the myths and misconceptions that frequently muddle our thinking on this crucial topic. Here I summarize my views regarding the true nature of humankind’s existential predicament.

Geoengineering: the Arguments

March 8, 2017
Geoengineering the Arguments

There are no valid arguments against geoengineering in principle – our survival depends on it. Valid concerns do exist, but these establish the conditions for its implementation.

Geoengineering: the Facts

February 28, 2017
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Emissions reductions can slow and eventually stop global warming, but only geoengineering methods can reverse it by restoring the Earth’s energy balance.

The Point of No Return

February 19, 2017
The Point of No Return

A tipping point is reached when environmental damage escalates rapidly; a point of no return is reached when human agency can no longer reverse the escalating damage.