World Socialists: Do Away With Capitalism For Solving Climate Change

But don’t say the issue of climate change isn’t primarily a far left issue

(World Socialist Worker) Yet, there is a clear contrast between the urgency of the situation and the absence of any significant response from the political establishment. This contrast is the product of the basic fact that it is impossible to resolve climate change and other major environmental problems within the framework of the capitalist nation-state system.

For this reason, the perspective on which the People’s Climate March is organized offers no way forward. Appeals to the United Nations, to the governments of the major world powers, to President Obama, and to the billionaires who underwrite many of the environmental organizations—all such efforts will accomplish nothing.

From the standpoint of science and technology, the framework of a policy to address climate change is clear. The phasing out of fossil fuels, for example, and their replacement by renewable energy sources like wind, solar, thermal, hydroelectric and biomass, could be accomplished through a major, coordinated public works program on a world scale.

Any serious proposal to remedy the effects of climate change and halt and reverse global warming, however, runs up against two insuperable obstacles: private ownership of the means of production by a handful of capitalist billionaires, and the division of the world into rival capitalist nation-states. (snip)

The capitalist nation-state system likewise constitutes an impenetrable barrier to rational policy-making on climate change and other environmental issues, which must be, of necessity, carried out on a global basis. Each of the powers involved in global climate talks—the United States, the EU, China, Russia, the OPEC countries—looks at the issues from the standpoint of the interests of its own ruling class, not the survival of humanity.

Interestingly, they are saying all the Warmist leaders and groups haven’t gone far enough to socialism. What they’re missing is that Warmist are doing this for Progressivism (nice fascism), which give the government even more control. The WSW is just a tracking the issue from a slightly different leftist policy position.

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2 Responses to “World Socialists: Do Away With Capitalism For Solving Climate Change”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Stop the presses! Socialists oppose capitalism!

    Do you know what socialism means?

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