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“A vital contribution to the ecosocialist argument”: Counterfire reviews Facing the Anthropocene

Facing the Anthropocene

Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System
280pp, $19 pbk, ISBN 9781583676097
By Ian Angus

Reviewed by Elaine Graham-Leigh

“In August 2016, the International Geological Congress voted formally to recognise that the world has entered a new geological era, the Anthropocene. The effect of human activity on the planet has now become as significant as that of the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs and ended the Cretaceous era. In recognising this, it is important not to fall into a view of human effects on the Earth that idealises a separation between human society and a reified ‘Nature’….”

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