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Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Ecology and Socialism argues that time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure."Williams adds a new and vigorous voice to the growing awareness that, yes, it is our capitalist system that is ruining the natural foundation of our civilization and threatening the very idea of a future. I am particularly impressed by the way he develops a clear and powerful argument for an ecological socialism directly from the actual ground of struggle, whether

against climate change, systematic poisoning from pollution, or the choking stream of garbage. Ecology and Socialism is a notable addition to the growing movement to save our planet from death-dealing capitalism.”

—Joel Kovel, author of The Enemy of Nature

“Finally, a book that bridges the best of the scholarly and activist literatures in socialist ecology! Sophisticated and compelling, eschewing academic jargons ‘postmodern and otherwise, Ecology and Socialism more than competently champions a Marxist approach to environmental crisis and the kind of economic democracy needed to achieve an ecologically friendly system of production and human development.”

—Paul Burkett, author of Marxism and Ecological Economics

“This book is more than essential reading—it is a powerful weapon in the fight to save our planet.”

—Ian Angus, editor of climateandcapitalism.com

Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute. He lives in New York City.

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Williams (Pace U.) argues that it will be impossible to adequately address the globe's myriad environmental crises without breaking with the social and economic system of capitalism. He describes the science of the environmental crisis, critiques the solutions being offered by corporate and political elites as inadequate, offers a Marxist analysis of the relationship between capitalism and the environment, and presents a model of socialist environmental sustainability. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A timely, well-grounded analysis that reveals an inconvenient truth: we can't save capitalism and save the planet.

Synopsis:

Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Ecology and Socialism argues that time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure.

Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute. He lives in New York City.

About the Author

Chris Williams: Chris Williams is a Long-time environmental activist and Vice President of the Union of Adjunct Faculty at Pace University, where he teaches course in energy and the environment, physics, and chemistry. He is also the chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608460915
Subtitle:
Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis
Author:
Williams, Chris
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100817
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 10.5 oz

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A timely, well-grounded analysis that reveals an inconvenient truth: we can't save capitalism and save the planet.
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Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Ecology and Socialism argues that time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure.

Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute. He lives in New York City.

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