Environmentalism, a critique of capitalism? The conventional French school of thought and environmental risk

Conventionalist environmental thought faces a central problem: the absence of an environmental order of magnitude that obeys the same rules as the six others. This article suggests a way of overcoming this problem: considering environmentalism, not as the ideal model of society, but as a critique of capitalism. In this perspective, the theoretical foundations and the historical effectiveness of the environmental critique of capitalism are analyzed.