Need help with my writing homework on Comparison of Marxism and Ecologism. Write a 1750 word paper answering; It is essential to note that the merger of political and environmental ideologies has become a basic part of the politics of the contemporary world and this is the reason why alliances between political parties and environmentalist groups are being formed. Among the most prominent ideologies that have emerged in the contemporary world are Marxism and ecologism. ideologies that can either be compared or contrasted.
Both Marxism and ecologism are highly critical of capitalism. considering the latter to be one of the main reasons why there has been massive degradation of the environment. These ideologies seem to suggest that the rise of capitalism is what brought about the exploitation of natural resources as a means of making profits (Foster 1999, p.381). Those who controlled the means of production sought to make use of natural resources in order to develop products that would be in high demand in the market. in this way making it possible to make large amounts of money. While the main intention of these individuals was to make money, they failed to recognize that their actions were having an impact on the environment and that it was essential for them to create a balance between their demand for resources and the exploitation of nature. These ideologies are critical of the way that the capitalist system has come to handle matters concerning the environment and the different ways through which capitalism has developed an almost absolute disregard for the impact of the system of the natural environment.
Marxism and ecologism are both critical of the way that industrialism developed and has come to dominate the world today. According to Marxism, industrialism developed as a result of the need by the bourgeoisie to dominate production and it was done in such a way that it encouraged the massive exploitation of natural resources for the sake of profit. Ecologism also supports this point and suggests that industrialism is the main reason why there has been the degradation of nature to such an extent that it has led to global warming (White 1967, p.1204). . .