Ecology & Socialism
Fifty years ago Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. It gave birth to the environmental movement. Within a few years there was Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Those were heady days but that was then. Today, around the world the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. Yet the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system.
This event was presented by the Lannan Foundation.
Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute. He is the author of Ecology and Socialism.
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I agree with the writer below. This is public radio and by God spread this thought provoking information for free. Don’t let the main stream media morons guide this country anymore. Please make programs like this free to distribute.
This is an incredible interview and after hearing it I rushed to my computer to try and share it with friends and family… I finally found this link but found there isn’t a full copy online to share. Seems like crucial information that should be free online and available for everyone! As a planet we can’t afford to keep this discussion out of the mainstream.