Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet

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Published Aug. 23, 2022

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Overall a good marxist approach to the climate crisis, in three parts, according to the three classes involved.

The first part focuses on the capitalist class and the realm of production, detailing how the climate crisis originates there and not as a problem of (individual) consumption. He goes into detail on the production of artificial fertiliser to show how intimately the environmental pollution, the capitalist thirst for growth and the workers' lives are entwined.

The second part is about the professional classes and their attempts to deal with the crisis based on their realm of power: knowledge. Huber discerns three groups. First, the science communicators who try to educate and explain, believing that those who know the science will act accordingly. Second, the policy makers (who I associate with my ambitious, successful eurocrat friends) who believe we can correct the market failures without giving up capitalism. These two groups make …

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