Green Capitalism: Why it Can't Work

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Fernwood Publishing, 2014 - Capitalism - 168 pages
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What should be done to resolve the climate crisis? Daniel Tanuro argues that government measures - eco-taxes, commodification of natural resources and carbon trading - do not tackle the main problem: the drive for profit. Evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other sources demonstrates the impossibility of a sustainable "green capitalism." Green Capitalism includes a critique of popular writers on the environmental crisis, ranging from Jared Diamond to Hans Jonas, and it discusses the economic and technological transition scenarios. It also includes a critical assessment of the contributions of Marxist writers such as John Bellamy Foster, Paul Burkett and Ernest Mandel.

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About the author (2014)

Daniel Tanuro is an agricultural engineer. His previously published articles
include "21st Century Socialists must be Ecosocialists," in The Global Fight for
Climate Justice, and "Marxism, Energy, and Ecology: The Moment of Truth," in
Capitalism Nature Socialism.

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