Implications of climate change for socialism

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      Stephen Shenfield

      In my post ‘The heat to come’ I argue that global heating will soon be causing material and human destruction and disruption on a scale that puts in question our concept of socialism as a worldwide society of abundance. For instance, harvests will fail or be destroyed in so many places that it will no longer be valid to argue that there is plenty of food for everyone and the only problem is the inability of the market to distribute it according to need. If socialism is somehow established, what measures would the community take to cope with and reduce climate chaos?

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      Jordan Levi

      I’ve been reading a lot about regenerative agriculture lately and that sounds like a really promising strategy, but I’m not really sure how long it’d take to work yet. Biochar’s another more or less natural solution that interests me. I’m skeptical of “green “energy solutions — even nuclear energy — though I admit that could possibly be because I haven’t read enough on them yet. As far as coping if we pass the point of no return, that’s honestly a hard one for me and, admittedly, attempting to answer it makes me uncomfortable, but I understand that that’s a question that’s looking increasingly more important to consider. Still, I honestly have no clue at this point, but I’d hope that — if things were to really get that bad — by then we’d have a network of citizens ready to give concrete answers that can ensure everyone’s survival.

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