In the aftermath of a series of devastating climate catastrophes–Hurricane Harvey, floods in South Asia, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria–we must confront the causes of climate change, and there is no way we can do this without challenging capitalism. As a system which encourages the pursuit of profit above all else, capitalism drives the burning of fossil fuels, the pollution of air and water, and the relentless exploitation of natural resources. The effects of this environmental destruction are already being felt throughout the world, and they are especially devastating for the most vulnerable people in society. Only by fighting to create a new kind of society–a society no longer organized around the attainment of profit by the few at the expense of the many, but rather one that is democratically organized around the fulfillment of human needs–can we truly address the material roots of climate change and put an end these unnatural disasters. Come to our meeting next Thursday, October 12th, to discuss climate change, its connections to capitalism and U.S. policy, and what can be done about it.