Geochemistry and Solar Communism | Science Against Capitalism
December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Geochemistry and Solar Communism
December 3, 4:30 PM ET. In person and online | With David Schwartzman and Salvatore Engel Di-Mauro.
In a world where global warming is driven incessantly, and fossil fuel corporations continue to accrue profits without constraints, what options do we have to avert the climate crisis? Is a move to renewable energy possible under capitalism? Join us for a seminar with professor and researcher, David Schwartzman, as we discuss the use of biogeochemistry to understand the current conditions of the planet and the potential for solar energy in a socialist society.
This is a hybrid event – it will take place in-person and will be live-streamed. You can RSVP below.
David Schwartzman is biogeochemist and professor who has researched and written about climate change and energy systems for decades. A Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Howard University in Washington, D.C., his research focuses on biogeochemistry, astrobiology, origin of life, and environmental policy. Schwartzman is the author of Life, Temperature and the Earth: The Self-Organizing Biosphere (Columbia University Press, 2002), and serves on the the editorial boards of Science & Society and Capitalism Nature Socialism, as well as an advisory board member of the Institute for Policy Research & Development. His website is http://theearthisnotforsale.org.
Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro is a Professor at the Geography Department of SUNY New Paltz. He is chief editor for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism and co-founder, with Joel Kovel, of Ecosocialist Horizons, as well as the First Ecosocialist International in Veroes, Venezuela. He is the author of Socialist States and the Environment: Lessons for Ecosocialist Futures.