Climate Change

On the left, a picture of John Bellamy Foster's book Return of Nature. On the right, a photo of him wearing a sweater and glasses.

Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique

John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“Net Zero by 2050” Means Disaster

As the Arctic permafrost melts and biodiversity collapses, “net zero by 2050” promises are an attempt to bullshit the public while allowing business as usual to continue undisturbed. 

It’s Time to Nationalize Corporate Energy

A nationalized energy production and distribution system controlled by workers and consumers is the necessary fight to create a just and equitable green energy transition away from the current deregulated and for-profit paradigm. 

Lessons From the Texas Disaster

Below, Ashley Dawson, author of People’s Power, explains how the man-made disaster caused by the failure of the Texas electrical grid this week shows the necessity for publicly owned and worker-controlled production of clean energy.

Capitalism is a Breeding Ground for Power Outages

Record-setting winter storms have struck the United States and left millions without power amid frigid temperatures. But while the weather may cause deadly power outages, capitalism sustains them.

Bill Gates Wants to Save the Environment He Has Helped Destroy

The third richest man in the world has a new book about “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” The book is full of harebrained schemes. It’s nothing but an attempt to distract people from the solution: expropriating people like Gates and ending capitalism.