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Ecosocialism or planetary barbarism: International Socialist Review considers Facing the Anthropocene

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

Reviewed by Michael Ware

“…According to Stephen Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, poor little America got hoodwinked by devious Asians, signing a deal that would wreck the economy and throw millions of people out of work, especially (white) coal miners in Appalachia, whom the president loves dearly. Climate change is an insignificant issue compared to these hardships and injustices. Coal is a fantastic fuel that will return America to greatness. ¶ Contrast this with the closing of Ian Angus’s Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System:

The Holocene is over. The Anthropocene has begun. That cannot be reversed….”

Read the entire review at International Socialist Review, Winter 2017-18


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