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Why Ecological Revolution?

John Bellamy Foster

Abstract


It is now universally recognized within science that humanity is confronting the prospect—if we do not soon change course—of a planetary ecological collapse. Not only is the global ecological crisis becoming more and more severe, with the time in which to address it fast running out, but the dominant environmental strategies are also forms of denial, demonstrably doomed to fail, judging by their own limited objectives. This tragic failure, I will argue, can be attributed to the refusal of the powers that be to address the roots of the ecological problem in capitalist production and the resulting necessity of ecological and social revolution.

Keywords


Marxist Ecology; Ecology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14452/MR-061-08-2010-01_1

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