Why Capitalism is Killing Us (And The Planet)

Our Changing Climate Why does Capitalism cause climate change? Support this channel directly by becoming a Patreon backer: https://www.patreon.com/OurChangingCl…​ In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I look at why capitalism is killing us (and the planet) by causing climate change. Specifically, I look at how capitalism’s multinationals like ExxonMobil and BP are responsible for increased emissions and ultimately the climate crisis we are living through today. Capitalism’s growth-at-all-costs paradigm runs counter to the material realities of the Earth we live on. In addition to causing climate change, capitalists have found insidious ways to profit off of and engrain free market, neoliberal ideas into the global economy in the wake of climate change-fueled disasters. This is called disaster capitalism and will only get worse as the climate crisis causes more and more chaos. Flying in the face of this capitalist destruction are countless revolutionary movements and ideas that are working to dismantle the profit and growth economy and lift up the people instead. Eco-socialism moving into communism, degrowth, buen vivir, and food sovereignty are just a few philosophical tactics that are being championed by the masses as a means of countering the destructive tendencies of capitalism. Check out Second Thought’s video on why capitalism can’t handle climate change here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H787D…​ Help me make more videos like this via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OurChangingCl…​ Email List: https://ourchangingclimateocc.substac…​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurClimateNow​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/occvideos/​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/occ.climate/​ Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OurChangingClimate/ Paths Toward the Future: La Via Campesina: https://viacampesina.org/en/​ Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement: https://www.mstbrazil.org/content/wha…​ The Red Black Green New Deal: https://redblackgreennewdeal.org/​ Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica: http://organizacionboricua.org/​ Check out other Climate YouTubers: Climate in Colour: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Wp…​ zentouro: https://www.youtube.com/user/zentouro​ Climate Adam: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClimateAdam​ Kurtis Baute: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTRM…​ Levi Hildebrand: https://www.youtube.com/user/The100LH​ Simon Clark: https://www.youtube.com/user/SimonOxf…​ Sarah Karver: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwM…​ Sweet Soul Whisper ASMR: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWM…​ ClimateTown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuVL…​ Jack Harries: https://www.youtube.com/user/JacksGap​ Beckisphere: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT39…​ All About Climate: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0u…​ Aime Maggie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpIc…​ Just Have a Think: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBw…​ Timestamps: 0:00​ – Intro 0:49​ – Capitalism’s Plunder 2:09​ – The Long Reach of Capitalism 3:53​ – Greenwashing Capitalism 6:02​ – Disaster Capitalism in the Climate Crisis 9:43​ – Paths Towards the Future 12:24​ – Go Watch Second Thought’s Video 12:41​ – Support OCC on Patreon I use Epidemic Sound for some of my music: http://epidemicsound.com/creator​ Some images and videos provided by Getty Images _______________________ Further Reading and Resources: https://www.notion.so/Capitalism-s-Cl…

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