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[Marxism] The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

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NY Times Op-Ed, Nov. 20 2017
The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid
By BENJAMIN Y. FONG

The real culprit of the climate crisis is not any particular form of consumption, production or regulation but rather the very way in which we globally produce, which is for profit rather than for sustainability. So long as this order is in place, the crisis will continue and, given its progressive nature, worsen. This is a hard fact to confront. But averting our eyes from a seemingly intractable problem does not make it any less a problem. It should be stated plainly: It’s capitalism that is at fault.

As an increasing number of environmental groups are emphasizing, it’s systemic change or bust. From a political standpoint, something interesting has occurred here: Climate change has made anticapitalist struggle, for the first time in history, a non-class-based issue.

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