ecology

Avoiding “Hothouse Earth”: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe and Extinction

By BRRN Radical Ecology Committee Climate alarms are going off all over Earth, from the devastating wildfires that have raged recently in California to the mass-bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, the warming of Antarctica from below, and the continued melting of Greenland, even in winter. In August of last year, 2017 was found to […]

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A Green New Deal vs. Revolutionary Ecosocialism

Proponents of the Green New Deal put this forward as a “realistic” alternative to climate catastrophe but writer Wayne Price asks whether the proposal would be fundamentally effective or politically possible. By Wayne Price The idea of a “Green New Deal” has been raised in response to the threat of climate and ecological catastrophe. Two […]

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Decolonize the Frontiers: The Mississippi Delta

By BRRN Radical Ecology Committee Coastal Louisiana is home to 41% of the United States coastal wetlands and is the world’s seventh largest delta ecosystem. The region is covered with natural levees, barrier islands, forested wetlands, and marshes formed by Mississippi River deposits. Historically the state’s wetlands provided protective barriers for diverse coastal communities against […]

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Organizing at the Frontiers: Appalachian Resistance to Pipelines

By BRRN Radical Ecology Committee (REC) The history, ecologies, and cultures of Appalachia are interwoven with the expansion of fossil fuel industries. Appalachia, both across its landscape and within its depths, has historically been a commodity frontier for Capital investment in low-wage and low-cost energy production. Appalachia, particularly Central Appalachia, serves as an “appropriation zone” […]

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The State Against Climate Change: Response to Christian Parenti

A response to Christian Parenti’s assertion that the state is the only way to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. By BRRN Radical Ecology Committee (REC) In the concluding chapter of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (2012), author Christian Parenti suggests that those seeking to mitigate and adapt […]

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Capital’s Destruction of the Environment: Marx’s Inadequate Response

  All art by William Morris (1834-1896) This piece engages claims around Marx’s legacy as a thinker and his relation to ecology. A promotional blurb for a volume recently published by Haymarket Books on the subject, Marx and the Earth by John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett, goes so far as to claim that the authors are the […]

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