It’s “Now or Never” on Climate Change / by Mel Gurtov

Photo credit: Japan Times The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group report gives us until 2030 to stop global warming at 1.5°C. The report proposes several steps that are vital to achieving that goal. The steps are: * Coal must be effectively phased out. * Methane emissions must be reduced by a third. *Continue reading “It’s “Now or Never” on Climate Change / by Mel Gurtov”

If Degrowth Is Coming, What Does It Propose for Workers? / by Hannah Hubbard

Forest fire | credit: stockvault.net In 2015, countries participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change rallied around preventing the rise in average global temperatures beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. With an average rise of 1.5–2.0 degrees, scientists predict 70–90% loss of coral reefs globally, an explosion of natural disaster–related deaths, and displacement of up to 1.2 billionContinue reading “If Degrowth Is Coming, What Does It Propose for Workers? / by Hannah Hubbard”

Science Overruled: How vested interests rewrote the IPCC’s latest report / by Juan Bordera and others

Corporations and politicians edited the Policy Summary to omit the scientists’ most powerful conclusions Originally published in CTXT – Contexto y Acción, translation published by  MR Online. The Summary for Policymakers for the April 2022 Working Group III Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — the third part of the IPCC’s 2021-2022 SixthContinue reading “Science Overruled: How vested interests rewrote the IPCC’s latest report / by Juan Bordera and others”

With clenched fists, they spend money on weapons as the Planet burns / by Vijay Prashad

MR OnlineDia Al-Azzawi (Iraq), Sabra and Shatila Massacre, 1982–⁠83. Two important reports were released last month, neither getting the kind of attention they deserve. On 4 April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III report was published, evoking a strong reaction from the United Nations’ Secretary General António Guterres. The report, he said, ‘is a litanyContinue reading “With clenched fists, they spend money on weapons as the Planet burns / by Vijay Prashad”

Reject Raytheon AVL Shuts Down Pratt & Whitney/ by Ken Jones

Occupying the bridge over the French Broad River on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. Photo: Melody Shank. It was an Earth Day to remember. On a beautiful sunny spring day, our local citizen coalition Reject Raytheon in Asheville, NC pulled off a three-part demonstration for the protection of the earth and earthlings and againstContinue reading “Reject Raytheon AVL Shuts Down Pratt & Whitney/ by Ken Jones”

Imperialism is the Arsonist: Marxism’s Contribution to Ecological Literatures and Struggles / by Derek Wall

Marxism’s contributions to ecological literature and struggles is a rich and contradictory field of discussion. Marxism in diverse ways has fed into environmental struggles and broader ecological politics. Broadly, I would argue that there has been a deepening appreciation of the ecological themes in the work of Marx and Engels in recent decades. Most significantly,Continue reading “Imperialism is the Arsonist: Marxism’s Contribution to Ecological Literatures and Struggles / by Derek Wall”

Earth Day? Green groups pan Biden’s oil drilling lease resumption / by Mark Gruenberg

Millions around the world will demonstrate for Earth Day. In the US environmentalists are strongly concerned about Biden’s plan to drill on federal lands. | AP WASHINGTON—As far as green groups are concerned, the decision by Democratic President Joe Biden’s Interior Department to resume selling leases for oil drilling on federal lands was NOT theContinue reading “Earth Day? Green groups pan Biden’s oil drilling lease resumption / by Mark Gruenberg”