Environment

“The ocean is rising, and we are too.” Climate change is no longer a thing of the future. Already, hurricanes are becoming more powerful, forests are burning, people are dying from heat waves, drought, floods, and famine. Such extreme weather events are quickly becoming the rule, not the exception.

The oceans are polluted by plastic and chemical waste, killing off fish and other marine life. Underground water supplies are drained or polluted, leading to a widespread scarcity of this most essential of resources. Every year, species are becoming extinct through the senseless destruction of ecosystems.

Immediate action is needed. A massive reduction in emissions and pollution levels is essential. And large-scale mitigation measures must be taken, such as the construction of flood defences and reforestation. But the capitalists and their political representatives are completely incapable of carrying out the radical changes that are required.

— From IMT statement: capitalism is killing the planet – we need a revolution!

Title Created Date Author
Britain: the banks and climate change: don't divest – nationalise! 29 March 2019 Daniel Morley
15 March: global climate strike shows youth radicalisation 19 March 2019 In Defence of Marxism
IMT statement: capitalism is killing the planet – we need a revolution! 28 February 2019 IMT
Britain: students rise up to fight capitalism's climate crisis 19 February 2019 Helena Nicholson, LSE Marxists
Britain: student climate strikes demand radical change – we need a revolution 15 February 2019 Helena Nicholson, LSE Marxists
Climate chaos: capitalism to blame 04 September 2018 Ben Curry
Trump Vows to Leave the Paris Accord 07 June 2017 Sebastian Greenholtz
After COP21, an inconvenient truth: the problem is capitalism 17 December 2015 Adam Booth
[Video] Climate Change, Crisis, and Capitalism 17 October 2015 Shahrar Ali and Adam Booth
"This Changes Everything" - revolutionary conclusions drawn at climate crisis event 30 March 2015 Adam Booth
The Environment, Consumerism, and Socialism 21 October 2014 Kevin Harriman & Kevin Nance
IPCC report: climate in crisis shows the necessity of a revolution 07 May 2014 Adam Booth
Carbon Taxes: A solution to the environmental crisis? 07 October 2013 Robert Fajber
The Great Game in the Arctic 13 December 2012 Frederik Ohsten
Global Warming: a Marxist perspective 06 July 2012 Chris Burrows
Deepwater Horizon - a unionised workforce would stop these environmental disasters 20 July 2010 our oil industry correspondent
Deepwater Horizon - one more legacy of Thatcherism 21 June 2010 an ex-oil worker
A Transitional Programme for the Environment 20 May 2010 Adam Booth in Britain
Who’s to Blame for Climate Change: ‘consumerism’ or capitalism? 03 May 2010 Adam Booth
The “Copenhagen Accord” - all hot air 22 December 2009 Adam Booth
Collapse of the Climate Summit – where to now? 18 December 2009 Frederik Ohsten in Copenhagen
‘Transitional Communities’ - a dead end for the environment 14 December 2009 Andy Fenwick
Don’t let capitalism cost the earth 11 December 2009 Socialist Appeal
Fight against climate catastrophe: Capitalist anarchy must be replaced with socialist plan 09 December 2009 Socialistisk Standpunkt
Capitalism, Carbon Trading and Copenhagen 07 December 2009 Adam Booth
Capitalism, Socialism and the Environment 03 September 2009 Kevin Nance
Exxon Valdez: corporate greed and environmental catastrophe 23 April 2009 Daniel Read
Global-Warming Deniers and Climate Change Ideologues – Part Five: Green and Red 08 July 2008 Mauro Vanetti
Global-Warming Deniers and Climate Change Ideologues – Part Four: Bourgeois Ideologies 10 June 2008 Mauro Vanetti
Global-Warming Deniers and Climate Change Ideologues – Part Three: Debunking the Debunkers (2/2) 30 May 2008 Mauro Vanetti
Global-Warming Deniers and Climate Change Ideologues – Part Two: Debunking the Debunkers (1/2) 28 May 2008 Mauro Vanetti
Global-warming deniers and climate change ideologues – Part One: Basic Questions 23 May 2008 Mauro Vanetti
Global warming: Financial Times exposes carbon trading fraud 14 May 2008 Harry Nielsen
Letter from Ted Sprague in Canada: Baker's article does not add anything good to the debate 14 May 2008
Letter from David Naor in Israel: natural factors or human activity? 14 May 2008
Letter from Jordi Martorell: not a serious approach by Baker 14 May 2008 Jordi Martorell
A short balance sheet of Brian Baker’s article on climate change 13 May 2008
Climate Change – A Real Socialist Perspective 12 May 2008 Mike Palecek
Emil Reed replies to Brian J. Baker on climate change 09 May 2008
Climate change - An answer to Brian Baker 30 April 2008 Mick Brooks
[Audio] Capitalism and the Environment 17 February 2008 Mick Brooks
Global warming, carbon offsetting… can capitalism deal with the problem? 20 December 2007 Pablo Roldan
Capitalism and the Environment 12 October 2007 Ann Robertson
The findings of the Stern Report on climate change 20 December 2006 Mick Brooks
Socialists and “Green” politics – Letter and Reply 03 October 2006 Phil Mitchinson
Capitalism and the Environment 21 August 2006 Mick Brooks
The heat is on – global warming is a reality 14 November 2005 Michael Roberts
Global Warming: The Arctic is Melting 18 August 2005 Rob Lyon
After the Hague "Summit": Global Warming - The deadly threat of capitalist anarchy 14 November 2000 Mick Brooks
Global Warming - A Socialist Perspective 05 April 2000 Colin Penfold