On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization / by Efe Can Gürcan

Haze of pollution in Beijing. 2006. (Photo: David Barrie / Flickr) Originally publishedin Friends of Socialist China on November 15, 2022 We are very pleased to republish this important article by Efe Can Gürcan, Associate Professor at Türkiye’s Istinye University, which originally appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 of the BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly). TheContinue reading “On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization / by Efe Can Gürcan”

‘People are closer together than we’re told’: Progressive newcomer on campaigning in rural Maine / by Dan Neumann

House District 81 Democratic candidate Daniel Sipe. | From Sipe’s Facebook page Origninally published in the Beacon on November 24, 2022 Political newcomer Daniel Sipe came within 392 votes of unseating a conservative stalwart in a rural district in western Maine. He did it by talking to residents about their most immediate concerns: jobs, healthcare,Continue reading “‘People are closer together than we’re told’: Progressive newcomer on campaigning in rural Maine / by Dan Neumann”

‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan / by Justin McCurry

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene, inspired by Karl Marx’s writings on the environment, has become a surprise hit in Japan | Image: newsonjapan.com Originally published in The Guardian on September 9, 2022 Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translatedContinue reading “‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan / by Justin McCurry”

Maine News: Here’s how your state legislator voted on environmental issues this year / by Evan Popp

Photo: A climate justice rally in Augusta | Courtesy of 350 Maine Originally published in the Beacon, https://mainebeacon.com/ Maine Conservation Voters on Tuesday released its legislative scorecard for 2022, calling this year’s session “a banner year for Maine’s environment, climate and democracy” but acknowledging that “in the same moment, much of what we value is at risk.”Continue reading “Maine News: Here’s how your state legislator voted on environmental issues this year / by Evan Popp”

Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities / by Jason Hickel and Aljoša Slameršak

As Myanmar experiences more extreme weather events, a roadmap that lays the context, analysis, and options on how to tackle climate change is highly essential. (Photo: IRRI) Originally published: The Lancet on July 20, 2022 Summary The challenge of climate mitigation is made more difficult by high rates of energy use in wealthy countries, mostlyContinue reading “Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities / by Jason Hickel and Aljoša Slameršak”

$2 Trillion for War Versus $100 Billion to Save the Planet / by Murad Qureshi

Originally published: Midwestern Marx, July 18, 2022 During late April and early May, South Asia experienced the terrible impacts of global warming. Temperatures reached almost 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in some cities in the region. These high temperatures came alongside dangerous flooding in Northeast India and in Bangladesh, as the rivers burst their banks, with flash floods takingContinue reading “$2 Trillion for War Versus $100 Billion to Save the Planet / by Murad Qureshi”

The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it / by Lynn Fries

John Bellamy Foster explains the ‘solution’ master-minded by global finance to resolve the imminent environmental crisis: create a multi-quadrillion dollars’ worth of assets on the back of everything nature does and expropriate it from the global commons to make a profit. Worse still: it is already happening. LYNN FRIES: Hello and welcome. I’m Lynn FriesContinue reading “The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it / by Lynn Fries”

China tells U.S. that ‘slogans aren’t enough’ in the climate change fight / by Morning Star

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told the U.S. that ‘slogans aren’t enough’ when it comes to climate change. | Liu Zheng / AP China warned the U.S. that “slogans aren’t enough,” calling on the country to abide by its international commitments on climate change following a Supreme Court ruling. “It is not enough toContinue reading “China tells U.S. that ‘slogans aren’t enough’ in the climate change fight / by Morning Star”

Maine climate activists condemn Supreme Court ruling limiting power of EPA / by Dan Neumann

Photo: Climate justice rally in Augusta. | Courtesy of 350 Maine Maine climate activists condemned a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that severely limits the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat climate change and has broader implications for federal authority.  “This case is really about coal companies’ radical agendaContinue reading “Maine climate activists condemn Supreme Court ruling limiting power of EPA / by Dan Neumann”

Supreme Court guts Clean Air Act, puts every government regulation in jeopardy / by C.J. Atkins

Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the sun sets, Sept. 18, 2021, near Emmett, Kan. The right-wing-dominated Supreme Court says the EPA has no power to regulate emissions by power plants, setting the stage for a speed-up of climate change. | Charlie Riedel / AP Continuing aContinue reading “Supreme Court guts Clean Air Act, puts every government regulation in jeopardy / by C.J. Atkins”