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Capitalism can’t solve climate change
October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Room 202, The New School (63 5th Avenue)
The five warmest years in history have all come in the 2010s. Glaciers are melting and causing sea levels to rise faster than scientists’ predictions. Species are dying off at a pace that has led scientists to conclude that the earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway. And according to the latest UN report, we have 12 years left to avoid climate change catastrophe.
But when you read mainstream news reports about the changes to our planet that were once only imaginary scenes in post-apocalyptic movies, you’re likely to see blame heaped on individuals and their consumption patterns— from people who accidentally dropped a lit cigarette to those who eat meat regularly. What isn’t talked about is how the source of environmental destruction is an economic and social system that prioritizes the profit and power of a few over the needs of the many.
Join us for a discussion on how we don’t have to wait 12 years to see what happens; we can be what happens.