Notes from the Editors, June 2022

Authors

  • - The Editors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-074-02-2022-06_0

Keywords:

Climate Change, Capitalism, Ecology, Political Economy

Abstract

Time is running out for the world to carry out the social transformations necessary to avert irreversible climate catastrophe, keeping the increase in global average temperatures below 1.5°C (or below 2°C). The most optimistic scenario currently provided by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes a pathway in which the increase in temperature will not rise to 1.5°C until 2040, peaking at 1.6°C, and then falling back to 1.4°C by the end of this century. But to achieve this will require revolutionary scale transformational change in global social relations affecting the human relation to the climate and the planetary environment as a whole.

Published

2022-06-02

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Notes from the Editors