Green Capitalism: why it can’t work – Reviews
“This is probably the most important book I have ever read and reviewed. It is no exaggeration to say that on the response to its argument depends nothing less than the very survival of the planet on which we have our being…. The strength of the argument in Green Capitalism comes from two sources: first, the careful collection and explanation of the internationally agreed scientists’ statements on just what is happening to the planet earth, and of what is needed to protect its survival; second, the thorough dissection of the so-called carbon emission ‘rights’ claimed by the US and European Union, especially the claimed benefits of bio-fuels and nuclear power”.
Michael Barratt Brown, Spokesman #123
“A lucid and rigorous demonstration that climate change cannot be overcome unless capitalism is overcome. The scourge of humanity is also the scourge of nature. This is a great achievement: putting forth the necessary contours of the direction that must be taken if we are to be equal to the greatest challenge ever faced by humankind.”
Joel Kovel, author The Enemy of Nature
“The climate crisis is at a critical moment while millions despair that no action is being taken. The difficulties our “world leaders” have in taking meaningful action do not spring out of nowhere but from their refusal to understand that this crisis is the consequence of the globalised, neoliberal economic system. This book argues that we cannot simply green our current society, but that we need a more thorough, more fundamental social transformation. We also need to ensure that the struggle for a better world has built into its DNA the pursuit of an ecologically sustainable society.” –
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
Daniel Tanuro is an agricultural engineer. His previously published articles include “21st Century Socialists must be Ecosocialists”, in “The Global Fight for Climate Justice”, Ian Angus (ed.), and “Marxism, Energy, and Ecology: The Moment of Truth”, published in Capitalism Nature Socialism.
Published October 2013, by Merlin Press, Resistance Books and the IIRE.
Paperback, 168 pages.