In a remarkable speech at yesterday’s UN General Assembly in New York UN secretary general António Guterres called for a carbon tax to be levied on the
This excellent book is a no-holds-barred – and often provocative – critique of the global food and farming system. Agriculture, Monbiot tells us is: “the most destructive
There is a debate emerging, on the environmental left, over whether to boycott COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh in November in protest against the brutal El-Sisi dictatorship and
Tory carbon reduction record is shredded The Committee on Climate Change – the British government’s statutory climate change watchdog – issued a devastating report, on June 29th,
Welcome to my new ecosocialist blog I have launched this blog in order to archive the articles I have written on ecological and environmental crisis over the
The book insists that we are facing amultifaceted threat to life the planet. Crucial resources are running out. Pollution is choking the ecosystems. The oceans are now 30 per cent more acidic than in pre-industrial times, coral reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate.
From a defence of the remarkable ecological content of classical Marxism – lost during the 20th century to the rise of productivism – the book is an appeal to the socialist left to take the ecological crisis far more seriously. It uncovers some fascinating stories of their lives and struggles.
Thornett engages directly with major debates such as the rising human population and carbon pricing that remain unresolved on the socialist left. His approach is to promote a transitional approach, which separates him both from both those that think capitalism will find a solution and those who think revolutionary propaganda is enough.