The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

John Bellamy Foster, Richard York, Brett Clark


Humanity within the twenty-first century is dealing with what could be defined as its final environmental disaster: the destruction of the weather that has nurtured human civilization and with it the root of lifestyles in the world as we all know it. All ecosystems in the world are actually in decline. huge, immense rifts were pushed throughout the soft cloth of the biosphere. The economic climate and the earth are headed for a fateful collision—if we don’t regulate course.

In The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s warfare at the Earth environmental sociologists John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York supply a thorough evaluation of either the matter and the answer. They argue that the resource of our ecological problem lies within the paradox of wealth in capitalist society, which expands person riches on the rate of public wealth, together with the wealth of nature. within the procedure, an important ecological rift is pushed among humans and nature, undermining the stipulations of sustainable life: a rift within the metabolic relation among humanity and nature that's irreparable inside of capitalist society, for the reason that necessary to its very legislation of motion.

Critically interpreting the sanguine arguments of mainstream economists and technologists, Foster, Clark, and York insist as a substitute that primary alterations in social kin needs to happen if the ecological (and social) difficulties almost immediately dealing with us are to be transcended. Their research depends on the advance of a deep dialectical naturalism taken with problems with ecology and evolution and their interplay with the economic system. Importantly, they provide purposes for innovative wish in relocating past the regime of capital and towards a society of sustainable human development.

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