Jacobin and ecomodernism: Two replies


Publisher:  Climate and Capitalism
Date Written:  20/09/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21490

Two readers, David Schwartzman and David Walters, respond to criticism of Jacobin magazine's special issue on climate change.


Excerpt: Trotsky may have been wrong on atomic energy, but he certainly didn't have his head up his ass on this. It was, and *remains* an informed position and that he did in fact view future advent of atomic energy that would replace, or might replace coal or oil, is factually accurate. France did *exactly* that in getting off of oil and coal as did the United States with oil. The US continued to use coal however, France did not. The two carbon footprints are noticeable for each country in the difference in their footprint sizes. It is particularly large for the U.S. and small by European standards for France. One can, again, argue the merits of this or that form of energy, on can't argue that Trotsky's prognostication was very accurate. Thusly, head, not in ass.
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