Rapacious and limitless profit-making, the central drive of capitalist production, is in contradiction with ecological balance. As ecological disasters ravage the earth, very few immediate actions to end fossil fuel consumption and preventing ecocide are being taken. Instead, the promise of future technologies is offered. We will discuss the ideological function of technology in shifting the parameters of how the ecological crisis is conceptualized and the inherent inadequacy of proposed future technologies to address what is urgently needed to be dealt with now.
This seminar is part of the series Science Against Capitalism: Exiting the Climate Crisis, which aims to connect science education with people and movements rejecting capitalism’s destructive path. Throughout the series, we will discuss with scientists who have developed deep scientific expertise across different fields in the dynamics of our planet and our ecological systems, uplifting proposals of viable solutions to help build a path toward a socialist and scientific future.
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