Radical Ecology

05/11/2013 07:13

There is now one dominant global culture, an ever expansionist and predatory industrial capitalism, valuing profit above life. It is a system which reduces the entire natural world – mountains, forests, oceans; plants and animal species (including human beings) – into resources to be ordered and controlled, used and exploited in the pursuit of material growth and economic development – this ever more suffocating technocratic system, is destroying the ecology of life.

Radical ecology points out that solutions to a crisis of this scale involve far more than technological fixes or market incentives: How can there be technological solutions while the ‘drive to mastery’ at the core of technological development remains unchallenged? [Read more] ...