Week 11

Ecological crisis

Key Questions

  • What is the relationship between the environment and capitalism?

  • How has the ecological crisis emerged as a result of capitalism? In what ways has this process been racialized and gendered?

  • How is capitalism incapable of responding to and resolving the ecological crisis?

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Exercise

Contemporary proposals often uplift a social democratic vision as a response to the climate crisis. What are the flaws of these sorts of proposals? What would their impact be on the Global South? How do they fail to confront capitalism and imperialism? Write down what an anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist response to the climate crisis would look like.