Richard Smith is a founding member of System Change Not Climate Change (systemchangenotclimatechange.org). He is the author of Green Capitalism: the God that Failed (World Economic Association Press, 2015), available as an ebook and paperback on Amazon. His new book, China’s Engine of Ecological Collapse, will be released by Verso in 2017. He has published articles on the Chinese revolution, China’s transition to capitalism, and capitalist development and China’s environment for Against the Current, New Left Review, Monthly Review and The Ecologist. He has written about capitalism and capitalist economic theory and the environment for the Journal of Ecological Economics, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Real-World Economics Review, Truthout.org, Adbusters and other media. He wrote his UCLA History PhD thesis on China’s class structure and the contradictions of market reform in China, and held postdoctoral appointments at the East-West Center in Honolulu and at Rutgers University New Brunswick.