GenericScience

The Climate Industrial Complex

16 Nov , 2019  

30 years ago, there were 15 border walls around the world; now there are 70 walls and over 1 billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next 40 years due to global warming. Our new epoch of global flux has also given rise to ...

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NonPolitics

Prole Wave: climate change, circulation struggles & the communist horizon

28 Okt , 2019  

A recent wave of protest activity against climate change, and general environmental degradation, has been seen around the world. But curiously open revolt around the world has not centered around climate change itself, but rather around circulation struggles: the name for struggles that occur beyond the point of production; ...

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NonPolitics

Revolutionary Strategy in a Warming World

1 Okt , 2019  

How can climate justice activists stop capitalism’s drive to catastrophe? The author of Fossil Capital considers lessons from past revolutions and proposes an action program for today.

Andreas Malm teaches human ecology at Lund University, Sweden. He is the author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of ...

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GenericScience

Something in the Air and On the Road: Carbon Emission and Our Nation’s Largest Source of CO2

23 Sep , 2019  

When talking about the environment and climate change, the conversation will inevitably turn to carbon. Often tossed into that discussion are things like emissions or your carbon footprint.

But what do these terms really mean? Not just for us, but future generations? And do they, or what producing them really ...

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Necropolitics

Capitalocene and Planetary Justice

20 Sep , 2019  

The Capitalocene argument therefore rejects anthropocentric flatten-ing — “We have met the enemy and he is us” (as in Walt Kelly’s iconic 1970 Earth Day poster) — along with economic reductionism. To be sure, capi-talism is a system of endless capital accumulation. But the Capitalocene thesis says that to understand ...

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GenericScience

Cheap Food and Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

24 Aug , 2019  

ABSTRACT
Capitalism, understood as a world-ecology that joins accumulation, power, and nature in dialectical unity, has been adept at evading so-called Malthusian dynamics through an astonishing historical capacity to produce, locate, and occupy cheap natures external to the system. In recent decades, the last frontiers have closed, and this astonishing ...

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Biopolitics

Developing a Sense of Taking Part

6 Aug , 2019  

Developing a Sense of Taking Part

An interview with the Fiji-based poet and philosopher Sudesh Mishra about indigenous cosmologies as sources of inspiration vis-à-vis environmental havoc

by Krystian Woznicki

While climate change seems to be intangible, nowhere and everywhere at the same time, it is entangled with everything and everyone. ...

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GenericScience

MORE WORLD

14 Jan , 2019  

Join Berliner Gazette’s 20th anniversary initiative on communal tools for planetary challenges! #climate change #migration #digitalization

Climate change, migration and digitalization: these are the greatest challenges in the current phase of globalization. How can we meet them? In its 20th year, the Berliner Gazette, under the motto MORE WORLD, is ...

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EconoFiction

The Nordhaus Racket: How to use capitalization to minimize the cost of climate change and win a ‘Nobel’ for ‘sustainable growth’

28 Nov , 2018  

The LA Times called the bluff: William D. Nordhaus won the Nobel prize in economics for a climate model that minimized the cost of rising global temperatures and undermined the need for urgent action.

‘The economics Nobel went to a guy who enabled climate change denial and delay’:

It has ...

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GenericScience

Climate Apocalypse: The Denial of the Future

11 Okt , 2018  

We need the deniers to get out of the way. They are risking everyone’s future…. The Koch Brothers are criminals…. They should be charged with criminal activity because they’re putting the profits of their business ahead of the livelihoods of millions of people, and even life on earth.”

– James ...

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EconoFiction, Necropolitics

Some comments on Andreas Malm’s ‘Fossil Capital’

7 Aug , 2018  

Moreover Malm has transposed Marx’s argument on the organic composition of capital (the ratio of dead to living labor, increasing over time and producing a falling rate of profit) into a rising fossil composition of capital.[15] “[O]perating over the span of history,” the tendency of capital to reduce the portion ...

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EconoFiction

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

5 Aug , 2018  

… The dynamism of capitalist technological advance not only produces a tendency for industrial production to run ahead of its raw materials supply—Marx’s “general law” of underproduction —it also produces a “general law” of overpollution: the tendency to enclose and fill up waste frontiers faster than it can locate new
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Documentation

James Lovelock: Doom is Inevitable, Have a Happy Life!

4 Aug , 2018  

Lovelock believes global warming is now irreversible, and that nothing can prevent large parts of the planet becoming too hot to inhabit, or sinking underwater, resulting in mass migration, famine and epidemics. Britain is going to become a lifeboat for refugees from mainland Europe, so instead of wasting our time ...

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Documentation

Media Narrative: Global Catastrophe and Climate Change

4 Aug , 2018  

We’re living in a moment of shifting realities, it’s as if we are living in a post-Apocalyptic novel whose main character is in total denial. As if in our simulated probability systems we’ve seen the shadow on the screen of futurity, but are turning a blind eye against it, closing ...

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EconoFiction

The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism

28 Jul , 2018  

….The problem is that the energy system and the technology it powers is not at all modular; it is not possible to swap out dirty energy and swap in clean energy, even if all political obstacles were removed and some polity found itself able to rearrange the building blocks of
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