Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism

This is reality vs the vested interests of the powerful. Any meaningful policy has to upset the established power base and the political donor class. Any policy that doesn’t upset these people will be useless.

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we need to throw the kitchen sink at this with a total rethink of our relationship to ownership, work and capital

limate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-oldGreta Thunberg, the unlikely face of theschool strike for climate movement, which has seen many thousands of children walk out of school to demand that their parents’ generation takes responsibility for leaving them a planet to live on. In comparison, the existing political establishment looks more and more like an impediment to change. The consequences of global warming have moved from the merely theoretical and predicted to observable reality over the past few years, but this has not been matched by an uptick in urgency. The need to keep the wheels of capitalism well-oiled takes precedence even against a backdrop of fires, floods and hurricanes.

Today’s children, as they become more politically aware…

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5 thoughts on “Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism

  1. Pingback: Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism – AuntyUta

  2. Yes, ending climate change has to BEGIN with the end of capitalism… of all stripes, whether it functions under democratic institutions, communism and theocracies. There is no longer any room anywhere on this scarred and battered planet for capitalism. Now then, who’s going to actually wake up to the fact that capitalism is nothing less than resource control by a small psychopathic clique of Mobsters.

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    • I think that’s a perfect description of who runs capitalism, Sha’Tara: resource control by a small psychopathic clique of Mobsters. In talking with young people, I find a surprising number are waking up to this fact.

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  3. As a reblog I went to “Press This” and I copied your comment, Stuart.
    It says in the original post:
    “CAPITALISM CAN CRACK CLIMATE CHANGE. BUT ONLY IF IT TAKES RISKS
    This is reality v the vested interests of the powerful. Any meaningful policy has to upset the established power base and the political donor class. Any policy that doesn’t upset these people will be useless. To pretend that we can compromise our way through this while we wait for a magical, technological bullet that will keep temperatures down without costing us anything is beyond wilful ignorance now. It is a question of basic morality.”
    A question of basic morality? I would say, definitely, this is what it is!!

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