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A Redder Shade of Green Intersections of Science and Socialism IAN ANGUS A socialist response to the looming ecological crisis As the Anthropocene advances, people across the redgreen political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Others wonder if Darwin’s evolutionary theories disprove Marx’s revolutionary views, or if capitalist history contradicts Anthropocene science. Some ask if all this worry about climate change and the ecosystem might lead to a “catastrophism” that weakens efforts to heal the planet.
“A Redder Shade of Green is a book for all those who want to build a broad-based, unified, revolutionary and worldwide struggle on behalf of humanity and the Earth, putting people and the planet before profits.” —John Bellamy Foster, author, Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature; editor, Monthly Review
Ian Angus responds to these concerns in A Redder Shade of Green, with a fresh, insightful clarity, bringing socialist values to science, and scientific rigor to socialism. He challenges not only mainstream green thought, but also radicals who misuse or misrepresent environmental science. Angus’s argument that confronting environmental destruction requires both cutting-edge scientific research and a Marxist understanding of capitalism makes this book an essential resource in the fight to prevent environmental destruction in the twenty-first century.
IAN ANGUS is editor of the ecosocialist journal Climate & Capitalism. His book, Facing the Anthropocene, has been described as “a crisp, eloquent, and deeply informed call to arms by a leading ecosocialist” by Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums, and as “the best radical book on the state of the planet I have read in the past year” by John Foran, co-founder of the Climate Justice Project and author of Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions.
JUNE 2017 160 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-5836-7644-8 • $22.00S CLOTH • 978-1-5836-7645-5 • $95.00X POLITICAL SCIENCE • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 44
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