Essential Debates at the Intersections of Science and Socialism
Date Written: 2017-06-16
Publisher: Climate and Capitalism
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21027
In the introduction to his new book "A Redder Shade of Green", Ian Angus says ecosocialism must be based on a careful synthesis of Marxist social science and Earth System science -- a twenty-first century rebirth of scientific socialism.
Excerpt: A Redder Shade of Green is a book of debates, polemics, and arguments, because although environmentalists, scientists, and socialists share concerns about the devastation of our planet, we frequently differ on explanations and solutions. We disagree not just with defenders of the status quo, but with one another, and that's healthy. In movements for change, unanimity is more often a sign of lack of thought than genuine agreement. We can only reach real consensus through frank and open debate, and by testing our ideas in actual campaigns to stop environmental destruction.