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Title: David Barsamian: Capitalism and the Environment
START DATE: Wednesday May 21
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details:
Palo Alto Friends Meeting House
957 Colorado Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Event Type: Speaker
Sure we have Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Still, the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. But the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system.



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