Ecosocialism Not Extinction!
Date Written: 2021-10-24
Publisher: Ecosocialist Alliance
Year Published: 2021
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX24424
Ecosocialist Alliance statement on the opening of 2021 UN climate talks in Glasgow.
As ecosocialists we say another world is possible, but a massive social and political transformation is needed, requiring the mobilization of the mass of working people across the globe. Only the end of capitalism’s relentless pursuit of private profit, endless waste, and rapacious drive for growth, can provide the solution not only to climate change, environmental degradation, and mass extinction, but to global poverty, hunger, and hyper exploitation.
The big issues of climate change will be debated in Glasgow but whatever is agreed, capitalism can at best mitigate climate change, not stop it. Genuine climate solutions cannot be based on the very market system that created the problem.