Butler ends his review with this statement:
How exactly such a “universal revolt” against capitalism can be brought into being cannot be answered by any book. It can only be discovered through struggle. And engaging in a struggle aimed at ecological revolution is, in itself, no guarantee of success. But if people-centred solutions to the ecological crisis are sidelined we can guarantee that the capitalist elites will impose their own barbaric solutions, solutions that will have even greater human and ecological costs. This means, in a sense, that we’ve all got our backs to the wall. The Ecological Rift makes clear that the world’s workers and poor are left with no other option – we’ve got to fight.Capitalism is on a collision course with our planet's ecosystem. The survival of the human race and many other life forms are now at stake in the struggle to stop this system. A life affirming, sustainable economic system is not only possible, it is now mandatory.