As the links between capitalism and ecological crisis become more and more evident, the political philosophy of ecosocialism has been gaining support. Left-wing environmentalists have no shortage of ideas: now they need a strategy that can achieve the necessary power.
Sam Knights is a writer, actor, and climate activist. He is the coeditor of This Is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook.
Right-wing forces have denied the existence of climate change for decades, but we are beginning to see a shift away from crude denial toward a terrifying eco-fascism. We have to oppose any attempt to use the climate crisis to justify racist, reactionary, and authoritarian policies.