Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis

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Haymarket Books, 2010 - Political Science - 296 pages
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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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CHAPTER ONE The Science of Climate Change
CHAPTER TWO Is Population the Problem?
Historical Origins of the OverpopulationArgument
CHAPTER FOUR False Solutions Favored by the System
What We Need
A Government Action Plan on the Environment
TheNeedfor Independent Politics CHAPTER SIX Marxism and the Environment
CHAPTER EIGHT What Would a Sustainable Society Look Like?
Selected Bibliography and Resources
CHAPTER THREE Why Capitalism Cannot Solve the Problem

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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

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