The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the state of the planet, published in Stockholm last September, offered the strongest evidence yet of human-made global warming. Yet the political reaction has been subdued, evasive, or even downright hostile. Why?

The main reason is that the neoliberal ideology of Western capitalism remains dominant. It dictates our growth at any cost, competitiveness and cost-cutting, globalisation, rampant commercialism, and the subjection of everything to the market. Its instruments are unfettered markets, deregulated finance, ...


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