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Climate Change as Class War – by Matt Huber of Syracuse DSA

Climate Change as Class War Building Socialism on a Warming Planet by Matthew T. Huber

The climate crisis is not primarily a problem of ‘believing science’ or individual ‘carbon footprints’—it is a class problem rooted in who owns, controls and profits from material production. As such, it will take a class struggle to solve.

In this groundbreaking class analysis, Matthew T. Huber argues that the carbon-intensive capitalist class must be confronted for producing climate change. Yet, the narrow and unpopular roots of climate politics in the professional class is not capable of building a movement to face this challenge. For an alternative strategy, he proposes climate politics that will appeal to the vast majority of society: the working-class.

“Huber has written a ‘What Is To Be Done?’ for all of us who are vexed by the failure of progressive climate activism”

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