- Created: Friday, 21 September 2018 10:46
- Written by Brian Henry
'The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many.’ – Michael Parenti, Against Empire
The latest environmental studies show that capitalism is devouring Earth’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes. As climate change threatens to make the planet uninhabitable, movements for ‘degrowth’ and ‘green populism’ are forming on the utopian left. But as BRIAN HENRY explains, the laudable goals they promote can only be achieved with socialist central planning.