The global movement calling for action on climate change has captured the imagination and enthusiasm of thousands of people who care about the future of our world.
However, alarming evidence has emerged, suggesting that this movement is being manipulated by business interests who aim not to save the planet but to save capitalism, not to halt the environmental crisis but to profit from it, not to protect nature but to commodify it.
We don’t want the powerful positive energy of nature lovers and environmentalists to be shunted into the sterile dead end of “green capitalism”, used as a PR tool to make it easier for governments to raid our collective piggy banks and channel trillions of pounds and dollars into the pockets of venture capitalists who have leapt aboard the “climate justice” bandwagon in the hope of getting very rich.
For this reason we have put together this page of useful links, so people can study the evidence and come to their own conclusions.
Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance. An Acorn report.
So who exactly is Christiana Figueres? An Acorn report.
“The X Agenda”: what does XR actually stand for? An Acorn report.
Deepening our resistance, from Acorn 49.
1. The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.
2. The Inconvenient Truth Behind Youth Co-optation.
3. The Most Inconvenient Truth: “Capitalism is in Danger of Falling Apart”.
4. The House is On Fire! & the 100 Trillion Dollar Rescue.
5. The New Green Deal is the Trojan Horse for the financialization of nature.
6. A Decade of Social Manipulation for the Corporate Capture of Nature.
Extinction Rebellion: Socialist Revolution by Simon Elmer, Architects for Social Housing.
Empty Gestures by the South Essex Heckler.
Greta Thunberg, PR and the “Climate Emergency” by Brian Davey of The Foundation of the Economics of Sustainability.
Between the Devil and the Green New Deal, by Jasper Bernes in Commune magazine.
Green New Deals – The Degrowth Perspective. Features links to some useful articles challenging “green growth”.
The climate movement: what next? by Clive L. Spash, ecological economist.
Of ecosystems and economies: re-connecting economics with reality by Clive L. Spash and Tone Smith.
Le mouvement climat, et après ? par Clive L. Spash, économiste écologiste.
Le capitalisme vert utilise Greta Thunberg, par Isabelle Attard.
Podcast. For Your Consent: Climate Activism and the Financialization of Nature. Last Born in the Wilderness interview with Cory Morningstar.
Video. Selling Extinction by Prolekult.
Video. Who runs Extinction Rebellion? Heiko Khoo reports.
Video. Earth Trek: The Economics of the Future. On the commodification of life.
Video. A Message to Greta Thunberg and the Youth Climate Strikers from Charles Eisenstein.