A REDDER SHADE OF GREEN: Intersections of Science and Socialism


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As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Others wonder if Darwin’s evolutionary theories disprove Marx’s revolutionary views, or if capitalist history contradicts Anthropocene science. Some ask if all this worry about climate change and the ecosystem might lead to a “catastrophism” that weakens efforts to heal the planet.

Ian Angus responds to these concerns inA Redder Shade of Green, with a fresh, insightful clarity, bringing socialist values to science, and scientific rigor to socialism. He challenges not only mainstream green thought, but also radicals who misuse or misrepresent environmental science. Angus’s argument that confronting environmental destruction requires both cutting-edge scientific research and a Marxist understanding of capitalism makes this book an essential resource in the fight to prevent environmental destruction in the twenty-first century.

Ian Angusis editor of the ecosocialist journalClimate & Capitalism. His book,Facing the Anthropocene, has been described as “a crisp, eloquent, and deeply informed call to arms by a leading ecosocialist” by Mike Davis, author ofPlanet of Slums, and as “the best radical book on the state of the planet I have read in the past year” by John Foran, co-founder of the Climate Justice Project and author ofTaking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions


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