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”

Maine News: Dems back progressive reforms in platform but protesters say party fell short on tribal rights / by Evan Popp

Top photo: Gov. Janet Mills outside the Maine Democratic Convention over the weekend | Photo via Maine Democrats on Maine Democrats finalized their party platform at a convention over the weekend in Bangor, including some progressive policy principles such as the right to health care, housing, food and reproductive freedom but also drawing the ire ofContinue reading “Maine News: Dems back progressive reforms in platform but protesters say party fell short on tribal rights / by Evan Popp”

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”

IPCC report calls for ‘immediate and deep’ carbon cuts to slow climate change / by John Cannon

Coal mining and deforestation Photo: RawPixel / Mongabay A new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds that the world could face a more than 3° Celsius (5.4° Fahrenheit) increase in the global average temperature over pre-industrial levels based on current carbon emissions. However, the authors of the report sayContinue reading “IPCC report calls for ‘immediate and deep’ carbon cuts to slow climate change / by John Cannon”

How a global ‘climate non-cooperation campaign’ could strike at the heart of fossil capital / by Nick Gottlieb

Demonstration during the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly known as the Copenhagen Summit, in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 17, 2009. Photo by Kris Krüg/Flickr. If we want to overcome our current extractive regimes, we need to become ungovernable The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in February, painted aContinue reading “How a global ‘climate non-cooperation campaign’ could strike at the heart of fossil capital / by Nick Gottlieb”

Cuba Prepares for Disaster / by Don Fitz

Cienfuegos, Cuba. Photograph Source: Alistair Kitchen – CC BY 2.0 The September 2021 Scientific American included a description by the editors of the deplorable state of disaster relief in the US.  They traced the root cause of problems with relief programs as their “focus on restoring private property,” which results in little attention to those “with the least capacityContinue reading “Cuba Prepares for Disaster / by Don Fitz”

Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar

NewsClick (@newsclickin) | Twitter Earth’s ice caps are simmering in a bad spell of heat, with temperatures reaching unprecedented extremes in both the poles. Currently, some parts of Antarctica have been reported to witness swelling in temperature that is over 70 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than the usual average. Similarly, in the north, areas ofContinue reading “Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar”