Ian Angus
Ian Angus, author of Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
[Editors: to see Angus' slides check out the video of his talk in Australia here:  But don't miss the interesting questions and answers at the end of the Canadian launch.]
Published on Sep 19, 2016

Ian Angus speaks at the Canadian launch of his new book @ SFU Woodward's on September 15th.

Ian Angus
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Human activity has transformed the Earth, accelerating climate change in just a few decades. Author Ian Angus talks to Socialist Review about facing up to the new reality.

Can you explain the concept of the Anthropocene and its importance for understanding the current climate crisis?

Richard Fidler

To overcome the systemic crisis of humanity and Mother Earth we must turn to indigenous ecological concepts, says Pablo Solón in his new book


by Richard Fidler

Roger Annis

Sept 14, 2016 - Capitalism has run so amok, producing so much waste and life-destroying pollution, that scientists now say that Earth has entered an entirely new epoch: The Anthropocene

David P. Ball
Ian Angus, author of Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.

The stable climate of the last 12,000 years is over, warns an author visiting B.C. this week. But will human civilization survive the new age?

Welcome to the Anthropocene.

On Aug. 29, geologists on a high-level international working group voted 30 to three to officially declare our time an entirely new geological epoch — one in which humans have “profoundly” affected almost every single system on our planet.

Jeremy Davies

Ian Angus, Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System (New York: Monthly Review Press)

(Full disclosure: Ian Angus and MR Press sent me a review copy of this book, which isn’t otherwise available in the UK yet, and Angus re-posted a piece from Made Ground at Climate & Capitalism the other day.)

Walden Bello

The decisive role of collective action in undermining neoliberal ideology and the continuing structural power of capitalism.

Ian Angus

Key conclusion of Anthropocene Working Group report to Geological Congress: the "Great Acceleration" in the second half of the 20th century marked the end of the Holocene and the beginning of a new geological epoch.

The evidence is overwhelming: earth entered a new geological epoch in about 1950.  In an official report to the International Geological Congress, the Anthropocene Working Group made that case, and proposed to move towards official adoption in the next 2-3 years.

John Riddell.
No Line 9 Demo

A balance sheet of the movement to block the cross-Toronto ‘Line 9’ pipeline project.

With notes on the meaning of “climate justice” and the relationship of socialism to social movements.


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