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A Green New Deal vs. Revolutionary Ecosocialism

• Wayne Price

Ecosocialism: reformist or revolutionary, statist or libertarian? The idea of a "Green New Deal" has been raised in response to the threat of climate and ecological catastrophe. Two such proposals are analyzed here and counterposed to the program of revolutionary libertarian ecosocialism. According to the climate scientists, industrial civilization has at most a dozen years until global warming is irreversible. This will cause (and is already causing) extremes of weather, accelerating extermination of species, droughts and floods, loss of useable water, vast storms, rising sea levels which will destroy islands and coastal cities, raging wildfires, loss of crops, and, overall, environmental conditions in which neither humans nor other organisms evolved to exist. The economic, political, and social results will be horrifying. The scientists write that humans have the technological knowledge to avoid the worst results. But this would take enormous efforts to drastically reduce

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