The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

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The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York is a non-fiction novel originally published in 2010. This book explores the current environmental issues that humanity is facing.

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  • Andy Wang
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth is arguably one of the greatest books that you can read on anarchist capitalism. It is a book based on factual statements and it shows us where we stand as people today. You will not want to miss this book. It is really amazing!"
  • Christina Davidson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Although the book deals with a lot that is wrong with the world their are some bright spots. Surprisingly after reading it you come out with hope for the future. You can't help but root for humanity even with all the flaws."
  • Brian Chapman
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "One of the best books to read according to the Daily Telegraph is probably The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth. This book really touched on a lot of issues that are important to society and really helped me to learn a lot."
  • Tyler Willis
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth is a good book about our 21st-Century reality. It is very thought-provoking and leaves you with many doubts as to if we are able to overcome our obstacles moving forward."
  • Abhinav Pillai
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I found the book to be a bit too over the top in terms of the threats it was describing towards humanity. I feel like there's a culture of books like this that profits off of other's fears about the environment. I can't say I'd recommend this as this is another book on that heap of climate change fear mongering. "
  • Doris Contreras
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "With this book you will learn everything you need to know about the environment and the catastrophe there's going to be in the near future if humanity keeps behaving as it is right now. It is one of the best science books out there and very easy to understand. I highly recommend it!"
  • Phillip Willis
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Not at all about killers, at least not in the way most would prefer. Talking about an economic system destroying the Earth is a topic worth discussing but in terms of looking for a good book about a killer? It simply doesn't belong. I would recommend 'The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America' which is about a real life serial killer set around the world's fair in Chicago in 1893. It's gripping and educational and I highly recommend it. "
  • Martha Day
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book might have a great deal to say about the end times regarding the environmental situation of the planet. However, it does seem like an 'I hate capitalism and it is the cause of everything' book. I also think there is a strong bias and a confirmation bias solution in this book."
  • Joshua Ray
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A book about environmental issues that humanity faces in this day and age. While informative, it wasn't particularly interesting and is something you can just find out with a simple browser search than have a full book written on it."
  • Martín Meléndez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "It was informative to an extent but it was opinions for the most part."
  • Tejas Singh
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The current and impending climate change crises require considerably more than an environmental/ecological approach; more than renewable energy is deemed necessary, and much more than perfunctory modifications in the lifestyles of the western well-off classes. The authors analyse the current responses, processes enacted, and the discourse of the chattering-classes in the context of a vast range of ecological disasters, not just climate change, and come to the conclusion that what is required is both a cultural shift and an entirely new economic system. They leave little doubt that the capitalist system is at fault. “the transformations of the human relation to the environment since the Industrial Revolution but particularly since 1945 … have so transformed our relation to the planet to raise the question of the Anthropocene. In all of this, capitalism has remained essentially … an enormous engine for the ceaseless accumulation of capital, compelled by the competitive drive of individuals and groups seeking their own self-interest in the form of private gain. Such a system recognizes no absolute limits to its own advance”."
  • Gabriela Garza
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth was suggested to me through my search for the best 21st century non-fiction books. While the stars of the review are good there are only 11 and both purchase items are a little on the pricey side, The cover looks interesting but I do not know that I would take a stab at this book with the limited number of reviews and the higher price tag."
  • Sergio Pineda
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "To me, The Ecological Rift stands way out from the pile in this important respect: it enriches your understanding of the roots of ecological crisis by deepening and contextualizing (non-controversial) empirical facts with careful (yet, critical) reconstructions of debates between the most thoughtful and influential voices addressing ecological issues throughout history. "
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  • Brenda Medina
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The current and impending climate change crises require considerably more than an environmental/ecological approach; more than renewable energy is deemed necessary, and much more than perfunctory modifications in the lifestyles of the western well-off classes. The authors analyse the current responses, processes enacted, and the discourse of the chattering-classes in the context of a vast range of ecological disasters, not just climate change, and come to the conclusion that what is required is both a cultural shift and an entirely new economic system. They leave little doubt that the capitalist system is at fault. “the transformations of the human relation to the environment since the Industrial Revolution but particularly since 1945 … have so transformed our relation to the planet to raise the question of the Anthropocene. In all of this, capitalism has remained essentially … an enormous engine for the ceaseless accumulation of capital, compelled by the competitive drive of individuals and groups seeking their own self-interest in the form of private gain. Such a system recognizes no absolute limits to its own advance”."
  • Patricia Ross
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is scientifically written but also emotionally connecting as it systematically explores the issue of climate change. It's academically tested and referenced, making it a difficult read and not one to be taken lightly. Certainly not for young adult readers."
  • Sai Jaiteley
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "An overly boring book by authors who try to put in as many big words as they can. This is liberal propaganda that is trying to create a scared response on issues that are not as big as they try to make them. There conclusions are pure conjecture and not supported by one ounce of facts. If you choose to think for yourself, skip this one. If you want to be told how to think, you'll love it."
  • Virginia Silva
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Another person that thinks he is Al Gore and has something to say. This book is a joke, honestly, if people think the earth is warming thats fine, it has warmed in cycles since time began. But please lets not forget in the 80's when the panic was another ice age. People cant make up their mind whats going on. Really, no matter what the earth is doing or not doing there is nothing humans can do to stop it. If you think you have power over Gods will you are wrong, this book is junk."
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