Facing the Anthropocene

“Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. If business as usual continues, this century will be marked by rapid deterioration of our physical, social, and economic environment. Large parts of Earth will become uninhabitable, and civilization itself will be threatened. Facing the Anthropocene shows what has caused this planetary emergency, and what we must do to meet the challenge."

In this feature session, Ian Angus will argue that survival in the Anthropocene requires radical social change, replacing fossil capitalism with a new, ecosocialist civilization.

This is the first Australian launch of Ian Angus' new book 'Facing the Anthropocene', published by Monthly Review Press. Copies of this new title, which features a foreword by John Bellamy Foster, will be available for purchase at this special event.

Feature talk
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 18:30