Sept 19: Fires, Floods & Hurricanes: How Capitalism is Killing the Planet


 

Tuesday, September 19
7:00 p.m.
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105

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This summer has seen an unprecedented wave of disasters linked to climate change and environmental degradation. In the Pacific Northwest, dozens of wildfires have choked the region in smoke. The 2017 Hurricane season has seen storms devastate Texas, the Caribbean islands and Florida. These forces of nature are significant on their own, but the cost for working people has been amplified by the capitalist system. Real estate developers have forced the poorest people into flood zones, logging practices have made the wildfires more severe, and the drive for profit worldwide has accelerated climate change.

Please join the Seattle International Socialist Organization to discuss how climate change is already wreaking havoc, how the free market cannot offer a solution, and how a socialist society is humanity’s only hope to deal with the ecological crisis.

Recommended Readings:

  1. On the Western fires: What caused the Eagle Creek fire?
  2. Hurricane Harvey and the greed of Houston’s developers: How Houston was left to drown under Harvey
  3. The roots of the environmental crisis: Climate chaos and the capitalist system
  4. Floods in South Asia: Floods are devastating South Asia, too

Further Readings:

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