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Global warming is the result of capitalism: only a massive change can save us

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05.12.2021

Commentary. In the face of such blindness, it should be clear, even to those who do not want to see, that global warming cannot be stopped without a total change of the system that is still dominant.

written by Ignazio Masulli

Topic Climate change

December 5, 2021

The alarming disappointment that emerged from COP26 has an explanation that is difficult to admit for many, but inescapable: the warming of the earth’s surface is none other than the extreme and deadly imbalance produced by capitalist development. This thwarts any attempt at a solution as long as the latter still dominates the global system.

In the last 50 years, capitalism has spread in various ways and according to various metrics in the most diverse contexts. And this expansion has exacerbated some of its basic contradictions.

The main one is the increasingly unrestrained exploitation of natural resources. This exploitation has been accompanied by the abuse of power by the most industrialized countries over developing ones, especially when the latter are rich in........

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