From dying coral reefs to wildfires and mass extinctions, we are finally counting the cost of environmental damage on a planetary scale. Is climate change in fact a euphemism for ecocide, a crime where profits have been made from this destruction and the environment is the victim? If capitalism depends on economic growth, can it ever be compatible with the survival of ecosystems? Should ecocide be recognized as a crime just as genocide is?
Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a Swedish journalist, writer and activist. She is the author of several works about the financial crisis, women’s rights, and capitalism critique including Being and Being Bought and Debt as a Weapon: The euro crisis seen from Athens. She writes for the culture section of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, and is an op-ed columnist at the left-wing daily ETC. She also writes for The Guardian, TruthDig, and Feminist Current. Kajsa campaigns against surrogacy and prostitution. She has founded the network, Feminists Against Surrogacy and the climate action group, Klimax.