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To save the planet, fight for a red world

03 Dec 2009

Capitalism is showing itself to be totally incapable of cutting back on carbon emissions, writes Eddie Ford

Unrecyclable threat

25 Jun 2020

Jim Moody reviews Deia Schlosberg’s The story of plastic

Interlocking phenomena

25 Jun 2020

What is the connection between the coronavirus pandemic, ecological catastrophe and global capitalism? Mehdi Kia investigates

Nature and humanity

09 Apr 2020

Did Engels really seek to water down Marx’s concern for the environment? Quite the opposite, argues Michael Roberts

Premonition of the future

09 Jan 2020

Australia’s fires are a perfect illustration of the environmental crisis facing the planet, writes Eddie Ford

Avoiding extinction for real

17 Oct 2019

As the Met clamps down on Extinction Rebellion protests, Paul Demarty looks at the choices facing the movement

No future in the past

27 Jun 2019

Jack Conrad concludes his series of articles by questioning both brutish and romantic images of pre-modern society

Drawn to the flame

20 Jun 2019

Jack Conrad shows why primitivists and other such deep greens are more than predisposed to the lures of ecofascism

Colours, shades, limits

13 Jun 2019

In the second of four articles Jack Conrad explores the good, the bad and the ugly sides of green political thought

Malthus painted green

06 Jun 2019

In the first of four articles Jack Conrad affirms the reality of global warming, along with the pending danger of ecological disaster. But crude overpopulation theories are worse than useless. Each social formation has its own laws, including laws of population

Fill the jails?

25 Apr 2019

Extinction Rebellion’s fighting spirit is admirable. But a viable strategy and programme is urgently needed, argues Eddie Ford

The drugs don’t work

18 Apr 2019

The huge problem of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic shortages is greatly exacerbated by the profit motive, argues James Linney

Whatever happened to peak oil?

06 Dec 2018

Prices are down to a 10-year low. It is clear that dire predictions of exhausted reserves and the world running out of oil were thoroughly misconceived. Jack Conrad returns to the issue of energy

Environmental crisis is real

15 Nov 2018

We cannot prevent climate disaster by denying the existence of the problem, argues Daniel Harvey

Capitalism is the cause of, not the solution to runaway climate change

18 Oct 2018

The system cannot be managed more efficiently to halt global warming, argues Michael Roberts

Scorching weather and climate

02 Aug 2018

Things have been hot, but there is more to climate change than increased temperatures, argues Eddie Ford

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