Richard Smith is an economic historian. He has written extensively for the New Left Review, Monthly Review and The Ecologist. His new book To Save the Planet, Turn the World Upside Down will be published in 2014.
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Friday, November 15, 2013
'Sleepwalking to Extinction': Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth
When, on May 10th, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions of years, a sense of dread spread around the world and not only among climate scientists.