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This world isn't ready for the next: When the crises of climate and capital converge.

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What we're talking about here is the survival of humanity and many of the other lifeforms on this planet as we know it - and we have a relatively short window to ensure that survival. I think the way we're going to do it is through solidarity with one another and the other lifeforms on the planet - not with an 'armed lifeboat' attempt to fight for survival by ourselves. That will only lead to social dysfunction, violence and breakdown.

Author Ashley Dawson examines the future of life under the twin crises of climate change and capitalism, and sees our current problems - survival migration, militarized borders, economic stratification all amplifying in a hotter, destabilized world - unless the left can rebuild itself, and society, around solidarity and a secure life for all life on the planet.

Ashley is author of Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change from Verso.

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Ashley Dawson is an author, the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton Environmental Institute and a Professor of English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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