FEATURED ARTICLE: UN SCIENTISTS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE ON CAPITALISM – IMPLICATIONS FOR MARXISTS / by W.T. WHITNEY, JR.

Protesters took to the streets of Glasgow near the COP26 conference to urge world leaders to take immediate action to combat the climate crisis. More than 100,000 marched in the city, organizers said. Credit: Kieran Dodds, The New York Times Capitalism’s role in causing climate change now gains new visibility. Scientists advising world leaders presentContinue reading “FEATURED ARTICLE: UN SCIENTISTS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE ON CAPITALISM – IMPLICATIONS FOR MARXISTS / by W.T. WHITNEY, JR.”

FEATURE ARTICLE: WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT NEEDS THE WORKING CLASS / BY EMMA BLACK

Supporters of the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in Sydney in the early 1970s The scale of the climate crisis has driven a new generation of radical young activists to demand “system change, not climate change”. This is a welcome leftward shift within environmental politics—away from a focus on individual consumption and towardsContinue reading “FEATURE ARTICLE: WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT NEEDS THE WORKING CLASS / BY EMMA BLACK”

Summer 2021 set global land temperature record / by Zeke Hausfather

CLIMATE UPDATE ‘More heat records shattered as greenhouse gas levels reach new peak‘ The year so far has been one of extremes, featuring record-shattering heatwaves, wildfires and flooding, as well as the warmest-ever meteorological summer – June, July and August – in the global land-surface record. As a whole, the world is on track to haveContinue reading “Summer 2021 set global land temperature record / by Zeke Hausfather”

‘Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity’ / by Ian Angus

Photo by Rebeka Ryvola, NYC, 2014. World Health Organization urges ‘rapid and ambitious action to halt and reverse the climate crisis’ On October 11, the World Health Organization published a special report on climate change and health. The Health Argument for Climate Action is being submitted to participants in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) ofContinue reading “‘Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity’ / by Ian Angus”

COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting / by John Bachtell

People pass by a floral decoration celebrating the U.N. Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in a park in Kunming, the host city, in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, on Oct. 2, 2021. | Chinatopix via AP Humanity must urgently act to halt the escalating biological diversity crisis to prevent ecological collapse and begin nature’s recovery. So warned theContinue reading “COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting / by John Bachtell”

Carbon sequestration: Climate solution or bridge to more fossil fuel profits? By Len Yannielli from People’s World

Connecticut gets almost half its energy from methane, also called natural gas. Some, especially in certain ruling circles, see this fossil fuel as a bridge to renewable energy. While methane makes up much less of the carbon in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it does so in an unfortunate, powerful way. Methane molecules trap 25xContinue reading “Carbon sequestration: Climate solution or bridge to more fossil fuel profits? By Len Yannielli from People’s World”

Red Alert: Only One Earth, from Tricontinental

Source: https://thetricontinental.org/red-alert-11-environment/ A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Making Peace with Nature (2021), highlights the ‘gravity of the Earth’s triple environmental emergencies: climate, biodiversity loss, and pollution’. These three ‘self-inflicted planetary crises’, the UNEP says, put ‘the well-being of current and future generations at unacceptable risk’. This Red Alert, released forContinue reading “Red Alert: Only One Earth, from Tricontinental”