Why “Warning to Humanity” gets the socio-ecological crisis (and its solutions) wrong

by Salvatore De Rosa and Jevgeniy Bluwstein The "Warning to Humanity" signed by more than 15.000 scientists calls for action to save the planet proposing elitist environmentalism and missing the real target. Instead, scientists should analyse the roots of the socio-ecological crisis and join the grassroots struggles pushing  for structural changes from local to global … Continue reading Why “Warning to Humanity” gets the socio-ecological crisis (and its solutions) wrong

Jason W. Moore: Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

The Anthropocene makes for an easy story. Easy, because it does not challenge the naturalized inequalities, alienation, and violence inscribed in modernity’s strategic relations of power, production, and nature - Jason W. Moore. Jason W. Moore teaches world history at Binghamton University. He is coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. Much of his work on … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

Jason W. Moore: Political Ecology or World-Ecology?

The world-ecology perspective argues that humans are a part of nature, such that capitalism does not act upon nature but develops through the web of life. In this view, the modern world-system is a capitalist world-ecology, joining the accumulation of capital, the pursuit of power, and the production of nature in dialectical unity - Jason … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Political Ecology or World-Ecology?

CFPs for international political ecology conference: “Undisciplined Environments” (March 20-23, 2016, Stockholm)

A compilation of panels and workshops that have open calls for contributions to the Undisciplined Environments international political ecology conference (Stockholm, March 20-23, 2016). The International political ecology conference UNDISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENTS will be held in Stockholm, 20-23 March 2016. The Conference is organized by the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE), the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, … Continue reading CFPs for international political ecology conference: “Undisciplined Environments” (March 20-23, 2016, Stockholm)