What did Karl Marx contribute to our understanding of our environment? The answer is a great deal. Marx condemned capitalism not just for its exploitation of menand women, but for producing a dangerous “metabolic rift” between humans and nature.
Marx’s approach offers vital insights to all those who believe tinkering with capitalism won’t stave off devastating climate change.
As the threat of environmental crisis grows, many thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand action on climate change. One of the most popular slogans has been “system change not climate change”.
In this updated pamphlet Martin Empson explores why capitalism is so destructive to the planet and what a sustainable society would look like.