The Myth of ‘Environmental Catastrophism'

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by Ian Angus | Monthly Review | Click HERE to read article

Increasingly, activists who warn that the world faces unprecedented environmental danger are accused of /catastrophism/—of raising alarms that do more harm than good. That accusation, a standard feature of right-wing attacks on the environmental movement, has recently been advanced by some left-wing critics as well. While they are undoubtedly sincere, their critique of so-called environmental catastrophism does not stand up to scrutiny.