[11.16.2015] What Does Climate Change – Chicago
80 Years of Environmental Politics - Left and Right
Lindsey French (SAIC)
Joy Holowicki (Rising Tide)
Peter Hudis (International Marxist-Humanist Organization)
The focus of this panel is to consider what remains unchanged by the climate crisis. For there seems to be a continued problem of how discontents under capitalism become readily integrated into new forms of capitalism; a process whereby we unwittingly contribute to the perpetuation of capitalism without intending to. We ask panelists to consider how we might arrive at a post-carbon future from the Left (i.e., in a manner that generates greater consciousness of what capitalism is and how to potentially overcome it). What would a Left response to climate change look like? How does this differ from the Right?