Further Reading

The Extinction Curve

ISBN: 978-1-80043-827-9, eISBN: 978-1-80043-824-8

Publication date: 22 January 2021


van der Velden, J. and White, R. (2021), "Further Reading", The Extinction Curve, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 151-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80043-824-820201010



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Copyright © 2021 John van der Velden and Rob White. Published under exclusive licence by Emerald Publishing Limited.

We have drawn upon a number of books, articles, news media, and government and NGO reports in preparing this commentary. Our core influences flow from ongoing ecological and socialist movement discussions of eco-socialist issues. Contributions from 350.org, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, the Guardian and Green Left Weekly are valuable. Additional ongoing sources include CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other commercial and public broadcasting outlets. We are also grateful for the continuing contributions to public debate by Bill McKibben, George Monbiot, Naomi Klein, Michael Mann, and other climate activists, scientists and commentators.

Below, we identify some of the key readings which have informed our presentation and arguments throughout the book. We have provided these on a chapter-by-chapter basis. These are indicative rather than comprehensive lists intended for those wishing to engage in further reading on these topics.

Chapter 1: At Dante's Gate

Athanasiou, 1996 Athanasiou, T. (1996). Divided planet: The ecology of rich and poor. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company.

Gore, 2006 Gore, A. (2006). An inconvenient truth. (Documentary film, directed by Davis Guggenheim. Lawrence Bender Productions).

Greig and van der Velden, 2015 Greig, A. , & van der Velden, J. (2015). Earth hour approaches. Overland, 25 March. Retrieved from https://overland.org.au/2015/03/earth-hourapproaches/

Hamilton, 2010 Hamilton, C. (2010). Requiem for a species. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Hansen, 2009 Hansen, J. (2009). Storms of my grandchildren: The truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

IPCC, 2013 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) . (2013). Working group I: Contribution to the IPCC fifth assessment report climate change 2013. The physical science basis: Summary for policymakers . Retrieved from www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL.pdf

Marx, 1964 Marx, K. (1964). The economic and philosophic manuscripts of 1844. New York, NY: International Publishers.

Steffen et al., 2019 Steffen, W. , Dean, A. , & Rice, M. (2019). Weather gone wild: Climate change-fuelled extreme weather in 2018. Sydney: Climate Council of Australia.

UN Economic and Social Council, 2010 UN Economic and Social Council . (2010). Study on the need to recognize and respect the rights of Mother Earth. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Ninth session. New York: UN. [E/c.19/2010/4 – pp. 1–17].

United Nations, 2015 United Nations . (2015). Framework convention on climate change. Conference of the Parties, Twenty-First session, Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015, Adoption of the Paris Agreement (includes Annex: Paris Agreement). Paris: UN.

Wallace-Wells, 2017 Wallace-Wells, D. (2017). The uninhabitable earth. New York Times Magazine, July 10. Retrieved from http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climatechange-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

Chapter 2: Beyond the Holocene Edge

Christoff, 2014 Christoff, P. (Ed.). (2014). Four degrees of global warming: Australia in a hot world. London: Routledge.

Diamond, 2005 Diamond, J. (2005). Collapse: How societies choose to fail or survive. London: Penguin Books.

Flannery, 2005 Flannery, T. (2005). The weather makers: The history and future impact of climate change. Melbourne: The Text Publishing Company.

Fukuyama, 1992 Fukuyama, F. (1992). The End of history and the last man. New York, NY: Free Press.

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 2019 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) . (2019). The IPBES global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services . Paris: IPBES.

IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 2014 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) . (2014). Climate change 2014 synthesis report, approved summary for policymakers . Retrieved from www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf

Lynas, 2007 Lynas, M. (2007). Six degrees: Our future on a hotter planet. London: Harper Collins.

Manne, 2012 Manne, R. (2012). A dark victory: How vested interests defeated climate science. The Monthly, August, 22–29.

Rainforest Action Network, 2020 Rainforest Action Network . (2020). Banking on climate change: Fossil fuel finance report 2020 . Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Indigenous Environment Network, Oilchange International, Reclaim Finance, Sierra Club. Retrieved from www.ran.org

Steffen et al., 2015 Steffen, W. , Broadgate, W. , Deutsch, L. , Gaffney, O. , & Ludwig, C. (2015). The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The great acceleration. The Anthropocene Review. doi:10.1177/2053019614564785

United Nations Environment Programme, 2019 United Nations Environment Programme . (2019). Emissions gap report . Geneva: UNEP.

Watts et al., 2017 Watts, N. , Adger, W. N. , Ayeb-Karlsson, S. , Bai, Y. , Byass, P. , Campbell-Lendrum, D. , … Costello, A. (2017). The lancet countdown: Tracking progress on health and climate change. The Lancet, 389, 11511164.

Chapter 3: The Extinction Code within the Capitalist Growth Protocol

Bakan, 2004 Bakan, J. (2004). The corporation: The pathological pursuit of profit and power. London: Constable.

Crosby, 1986 Crosby, A. (1986). Ecological imperialism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Foster, 2002 Foster, J. (2002). Ecology against capitalism. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press.

Gilding, 2011 Gilding, P. (2011). The great disruption: How the climate crisis will transform the global economy. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Harvey, 2010 Harvey, D. (2010). The enigma of capital. London: Profile Books.

Mandel, 1968 Mandel, E. (1968). Marxist economic theory. London: Merlin Press.

Marx, 1954 Marx, K. (1954). Capital (Vols. 1, 2, 3). Moscow: Progress Publishers.

Marx, 1973 Marx, K. (1973). The grundrisse: Foundations to the critique of political economy. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

Meadows et al., 2004 Meadows, D. , Randers, J. , & Meadows, D. (2004). Limits to Growth: The 30-year update. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.

Michalowski and Kramer, 2006 Michalowski, R. , & Kramer, R. (2006). State–corporate crime: Wrongdoing at the intersection of business and government. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Tombs and Whyte, 2015 Tombs, S. , & Whyte, D. (2015). The corporate criminal: Why corporations must be abolished. London: Routledge.

Chapter 4: Fracturing Consent: Minions, Mercenaries, Malcontents and Les Misérables

Mandel, 1975 Mandel, E. (1975). Late capitalism. London: Verso.

Marx, 1968 Marx, K. (1968). The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. In Marx & Engels (Eds.), Selected works. New York, NY: International Publishers.

Marx and Engels, 1968 Marx, K. , & Engels, F. (1968). Manifesto of the communist party. In Marx & Engels (Eds.), Selected works. New York, NY: International Publishers.

Miliband, 1973 Miliband, R. (1973). The state in capitalist society. London: Quartet Books.

Piketty, 2014 Piketty, T. (2014). Capital in the twenty-first century. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Poulantzas, 1975 Poulantzas, N. (1975a). Political power and social classes. London: New Left Books.

United NationsHuman Rights Council, 2019 United Nations, Human Rights Council . (2019). Climate change and poverty: Report of the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights . A/HRC/41/39-24 June-12 July 2019, Agenda item 3 (pp. 119).

van der Velden and White, 1996 van der Velden, J. , & White, R. (1996). Class criminality and the politics of law and order. In R. Kuhn , & T. O'Lincoln (Eds.), Class and class structure in Australia. Melbourne: Longman.

White, 2014 White, R. (2014). Environmental insecurity and fortress mentality. International Affairs, 90(4), 835852.

Williams, 1977 Williams, R. (1977). Marxism and literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wright, 1985 Wright, E. O. (1985). Classes. London: Verso.

Chapter 5: Rebelling for a Green Capitalism is a Dead End

Broad, 2006 Broad . (2006). How to cool a planet (maybe). New York Times, June 27. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/science/earth/27cool.html?

Hamilton, 2013 Hamilton, C. (2013). Earthmasters. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Hulme, 2014 Hulme, M. (2014). Can science fix climate change? A case against climate engineering. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Jackson, 2009 Jackson, T. (2011). Prosperity without growth? Economics for a finite planet . London: Earthscan from Routledge.

Klein, 2014 Klein, N. (2014). This changes everything: Capitalism vs the climate. London: Allen Lane.

Klein, 2019 Klein, N. (2019). On fire: The burning case for a green new deal. London: Allen Lane.

Monbiot, 2006 Monbiot, G. (2006). Heat: How to stop the planet burning. London: Allen Lane.

O’ Connor, 1994 O'Connor, J. (1994a). Is sustainable capitalism possible? In M. O'Connor (Ed.), Is capitalism sustainable? Political economy and the politics of ecology. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Rifkin, 2011 Rifkin, J. (2011). The third industrial revolution: How lateral power is transforming energy, the economy, and the world. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Stern, 2007 Stern, N. (2007). The economics of climate change. London: Cambridge University Press.

White, 2018 Whyte, D. (2020). Ecocide: Kill the corporation before it kills us. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Chapter 6: Green Gloom, Busted Boom, Barbarous Doom: What’s Left?

Adler, 2019 Adler, P. (2019). The 99% economy: How democratic socialism can overcome the crises of capitalism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Fine, 1984 Fine, B. (1984). Democracy and the rule of law: Liberal ideals and Marxist critiques. London: Pluto Press.

Global Scenario Group et al., 2002 Global Scenario Group, Raskin, P., Banuri, T., Galloopun, G., Gutman, P., Hammond, A., Kates, R., & Swat, R. (2002). Great transition: The promise and lure of the times ahead. Boston, MA: Stockholm Environment Institute.

Kramer, 2020 Kramer, R. (2020). Carbon criminals, climate crimes. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

McKibben, 1989 McKibben, B. (1989). The end of nature. New York, NY: Anchor Books.

Monbiot, 2012 Monbiot, G. (2012). We cannot wish Britain's nuclear waste away. The Guardian, 2 February. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/feb/02/nuclear-waste

O’ Connor, 1994b O'Connor, J. (1994b). Is sustainable capitalism possible? In M. O'Connor (Ed.), Is capitalism sustainable? Political economy and the politics of ecology. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Poulantzas, 1975b Poulantzas, N. (1975b). Classes in contemporary capitalism. London: Verso.

Ruddiman, 2005 Ruddiman, W. (2005). Plows, plagues and petroleum. Princeton, New Jersey, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Trotsky, 1972 Trotsky, L. (1972). The revolution betrayed: What is the Soviet Union and where is it going? New York, NY: Pathfinder Press.

Trotsky, 1980 Trotsky, L. (1980). The history of the Russian revolution. New York, NY: Monad Press.

Chapter 7: Common Cause: Equality, Ecology, Re-construction

350. org, 2018 350. org . (2018). ‘Overview’ and ‘principles’. Retrieved from www.350.org

Foster, 2009 Foster, J. B. (2009). The ecological revolution: Making peace with the planet. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press.

Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice, 2018 Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice . (2018). ‘Fight for climate justice!’ Retrieved from www.demandclimatejustice.org. Accessed on March 2, 2018.

Kovel, 2002 Kovel, J. (2002). Enemy of nature: The end of capitalism or the end of the world? New York, NY: Zed Books.

Kovel and Lowy, 2001 Kovel, J. , & Lowy, M. (2001). Eco-socialist manifesto. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. Paris. Retrieved from http://www.cnsjournal.org/manifesto.html

Lovelock, 2006 Lovelock, J. (2006). The revenge of Gaia: Why the earth is fighting back-and how we can still save humanity. London: Allen Lane.

Lowy, 2018 Lowy, M. (2018). Why ecosocialism: For a red-green future. Great Transition Initiative Retrieved from https://greattransition.org/images/Lowy-Why-Ecosocialism.pdf . Accessed on May 11, 2020.

Meiskins-Wood and Ellen, 1986 Meiskins-Wood, E. (1986). The retreat from class. London: Verso.

Spratt and Sutton, 2008 Spratt, D. , & Sutton, P. (2008). Climate code red. Melbourne: Scribe Publications.

Trotsky, 1971 Trotsky, L. (1971). The struggle against fascism in Germany. New York, NY: Pathfinder Press.

Wall, 2010 Wall, D. (2010). The rise of the green left: Inside the worldwide ecosocialist movement. London: Pluto Press.