Notes from the Editors, January 2013

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  • - The Editors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-064-08-2013-01_0

Keywords:

Ecology, Education

Abstract

» Notes from the Editors
As Fred Magdoff notes in his article in this issue, the Royal Society of London—one of the world's oldest (founded in 1660) and most respected scientific bodies—declared in its 2012 report, People and the Planet, that the environmental threat to the planet as a place of human habitation is now so serious that it is necessary for humanity to "develop socio-economic systems and institutions that are not dependent on continued material consumption growth." In other words, a radical break with capitalism's laws of motion is called for.… Behind this startling conclusion on the part of the Royal Society lies a nascent revolt of climate scientists against the dominance of capitalist economics in determining climate-change policy.

Published

2012-12-31

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