Replies to "An Ecomodernist Manifesto": a 5-part series

Environmental Humanities featured a special commentary section to host 5 separate responses to the ecomodernist manifesto.

In April this year, an international group of scholars published An Ecomodernist Manifesto, which aims “to use humanity’s extraordinary powers in service of creating a good Anthropocene.” This Manifesto is one of the more concrete and explicit statements to have emerged out of a broader effort to reconfigure what counts as environmentalism in the early decades of the 21st century. The position outlined in this document has generated both strong support and harsh criticism. The five invited pieces below offer short responses to this text.

Bruno Latour: Fifty Shades of Green

Rosemary-Claire Collard, Jessica Dempsey and Juanita Sundberg: The Moderns' Amnesia

Clive Hamilton: The Theodicy of the “Good Anthropocene”

Bronislaw Szerszynski: Getting Hitched and Unhitched with the Ecomodernists

Eileen Crist: The Reaches of Freedom: A Response to An Ecomodernist Manifesto