Ecology and environmental theory

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World Scientists' Warning to Humanity
Union of Concerned Scientists, 18 November 1992. A statement made by 1680 scientists warning of environmental deterioration.
Cousteau delivers posthumous attack on human greed
By Ben MacIntyre, The Times (London), 30 June 1997. Jacques Cousteau, the celebrated French underwater explorer who died last week, has issued an apocalyptic message from the grave, warning that the natural world he worked to reveal is being devasted by man's greed and stupidity.
Ecology and ‘value free’ Marxism
By Louis Proyect, 22 February 1998. Levins, Lewontin, Boucher and Harvey are all aggravated by the claim that some make that the planet is being destroyed by capitalism. My reaction to Boucher and company is that their counter-arguments undermine whatever moral legitimacy Marxism has left.
Were the Nazis radical environmentalists?
From, 11 May 1998. It is mistaken that the Nazi party introduced nature worship into German society. Nature worship in Germany goes back to the origins of modern romanticism. It was part of the general German culture, which influenced the both socialist and ultraright parties. Antipathy to industralization widespread in Europe.
Duke Geologist Decries Using Engineering Models To Predict Natural Phenomena
Press Release, 25 January 1999. Using mathematical models to predict natural processes is a commonplace but wrongheaded engineering practice that can cause real harm. According to the emerging guidelines of chaos theory, there is a huge dependence upon initial conditions.
Marxism, ecology and the American Indian
By Louis Proyect, 7 November 1999. Addresses ‘Marx and Nature: a Red and Green Perspective’, written in 1999 by Paul Burkett, and an article by John Bellamy Foster, September 1999 American Journal of Sociology, ‘Marx's Theory of Metabolic Rift: Classical Foundations for Environmental Sociology’.
Whither Humanity? (The Environmental Crisis of Capitalism)
By Roland Sheppard, 1999. Since the development of capitalism, the natural resources of the planet have been consumed on a larger and larger scale by the profit system. A result of this process has been a rapid change in the earth's ecological balance that could eventually lead to the extinction of humanity.
Study finds earth's ecosystems on verge of sudden collapse
Independent Media Center, 4 January 2002. The study, published in the prestigious journal NATURE, found that human impacts on many of the world's ecosystems could cause them to abruptly shift with little or no warning from their apparently stable natural condition to very different, diminished conditions far less able to support diversity of life, including human.