Capitalism is the cause of the climate crisis

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Capitalism is the cause of the climate crisis.

The comprehensive ecological crisis is an expression of the contradiction between the planetary boundaries of growth and the endless accumulation dynamics of capital.

Revolutionary Strategies on a Heated Earth

capitalist mode of production practices a social metabolism with nature that pushes it to disrespect planetary boundaries

Revolutionary Strategies on a Heated Earth

The ‘treadmill’ of accumulation leads to a planetary overload and to an “overall break in the human relation to nature arising from an alienated system of capital without end.”

Revolutionary Strategies on a Heated Earth

This ecological rift is the result of a social rift: the domination of humans over humans.

Revolutionary Strategies on a Heated Earth

Sounds very similar to Bookchin. Interesting to hear that Marx said this also. But yes capitalism could be described as the domination of humans over humans.

1. Epistemic status

Type
claim
Agreement level
Signs point to yes

I mean yes I'm almost certain of this. I'd just like to explore some counterpoints. I guess not counterpoints as such - just more, what might some other reasons be.

2. Elsewhere

2.1. In my garden

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2.3. Mentions

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