The question for conservation is no longer whether we want or need radical change. It is already happening. The question is how we understand the pressures and help direct imminent radical change towards something positive. This is the crossroads facing the conservation community today.
As the scale of the impending climate crisis is increasingly clear to all, we are left with a stark choice: eco-socialism or eco-fascism. Max Ajl surveys the landscape of ecological politics, and argues for an genuinely internationalist eco-socialism as the only way to defeat eco-fascism.
Greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, climate disruption. Think of the succession of words we’ve used to describe the gradual onset of catastrophe and you see at once how inadequate words can be.
Contemporary capitalism is faced with an organic crisis in the fullest possible sense of the term, one that encompasses not just the political and economic contradictions Gramsci described but also the biological terrain upon which social life ultimately depends.