The Fight Against “Ecological Amnesia” After the People’s Climate March

Money Talks, and Climate Action: “What do we want?” “Climate action!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” What does climate action look like? Marching out on a life – if only for an afternoon – that’s inextricably bound to fossil fuels? In Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? author Mark Fisher posits that “it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” Again, what does climate action look like? Strolling into a nonbinding climate summit? With respect to global climate change, the difference between “inextricably bound” and “nonbinding” is life and death.

2014 1008 eco 1Profits over people. The People’s Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Elle Kurancid / Truthout)

2014 1008 eco 2Frontlines of crisis. The People’s Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Elle Kurancid / Truthout)

2014 1008 eco 3Military-industrial-oil complex. The People’s Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Elle Kurancid / Truthout)

2014 1008 eco 4Capitalism is winning. The People’s Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Elle Kurancid / Truthout)

2014 1008 eco 5Top-down energy. The People’s Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Elle Kurancid / Truthout)