Capitalism and the Climate Crisis

The Root Cause Lecture Series

Hosted at the Wilbraham Public Library in Western Massachusetts, The Root Cause Lecture Series (RCLS) is an independent collection of ecosocialist thought. RCLS consists of voluntary presentations by, and Q&A discussions with, renowned scholars and climate activists. Lectures are free and open to the public on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The overarching goal of the series is to make the case that the climate crisis is caused by really existing capitalism’s profit motive. We invite different viewpoints. Those interested can participate in person at the library or virtually at bit.ly/RCLSlivestream. Contact rootcauselectureseries@gmail.com for more information.

You can watch recordings of the lectures in this series at the links below

Building People’s Movements in a Time of Climate Emergency – Susan Theberge and Naia Tenerowicz, December 19, 2021

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Why Environmentalism Must Be Anti-Capitalism Richard Wolff, December 12, 2021

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Capitalism and Climate Change: What Will It Take to Save the Planet? – David Kotz, December 5, 2021

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Living Rivers Flow Downstream – Karl Meyer, November 21, 2021

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Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal – Robert Pollin, November 14, 2021

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