Against the Grain

Age of Humans or Age of Capital?

The effects of human-generated climate change have become ever more visible, from droughts to raging wildfires to floods and superstorms. So are we now living in a new geological epoch? Jason W. Moore argues against the notion of the Anthropocene — or the age of humans — in understanding global warming. He posits that we should instead see climate change as the product of the Capitalocene, or age of capital.

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