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How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

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How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

Truthdig by Paul Street:                                                   Posted on Sep 13, 2016

Innocent animals are often the ones that do not have a safe way to exit the burning uncontrolled fire. We hope the animals stay by the rivers and lakes and they can be kept safe to escape routes to continue.

How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature | System Change Not Climate Change.  All this and more are moving at an unexpectedly rapid pace. Marked by now-predictable epic forest fires and floods, 2016 is the hottest year on record. So was 2015. So was 2014.

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Vancouver climate activists taking the message to the water in English Bay near Granville Island. Photo by: Shirley Samples

The terrible trends and data have led the venerable progressive political scientist and social-justice advocate Susan George to introduce what she calls “a new phenomenon in the history of humankind.” In a recent lecture to the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights in Buenos Aires, she names it “geocide,” meaning “the collective action of a single species among millions of other species which is changing planet Earth to the point that it can become unrecognisable and unfit for life.” Humanity, George says, “is committing geocide against all components of nature, whether microscopic organisms, plants, animals or against itself, homo sapiens, humankind.” George is unstinting in her denunciation of the human species: “Homo sapiens has only existed for roughly 200,000 years. The time we’ve spent on this planet compared to its total age is infinitesimally short, just the tiniest sliver of geological time. It amounts to a mere 0.00004 percent of Earth’s existence. And although any given species of plant or animal—vertebrate or invertebrate—tends to last on average about 10 million years, our species seems determined to cause its own extinction, along with the rest of creation, long before its allotted time.”

It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.”

 

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