The recent Alberta election was a welcome setback for bigots and climate change deniers, but big oil won anyway. Once again, there is a majority government that is absolutely committed to a massive increase in the exploitation of the tar sands.
Archive | April, 2012
The Trade Union Group of the UK Campaign against Climate Change is organising a Climate Jobs Caravan in England and Scotland in May. This inspiring video sets out the caravan’s message.
In an Indian village ravaged by climate change, some small farmers are prospering by returning to traditional farming methods such as mixed cropping, the use of organic fertilisers and trusted seed varieties.
Neither party — the climate deniers or the climate pretenders — proposes effective action against greenhouse gas emissions. Both promote more coal. To see why, just follow the money.
Shell admits spilling 260,000 litres of oil in Bodo, Nigeria, in 2008, but independent experts say it was at least 7.8 million litres, and possibly over 49 million. After three years, Shell has not cleaned up the oil or paid compensation.
Ian Angus reviews Dave Foreman’s new book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife. It’s a compendium of every anti-human (and especially anti-immigrant) argument you’ll ever hear from a self-proclaimed conservationist.
When you invoke the language of “overpopulation,” of “too many people,” of “can’t feed ’em, don’t breed em,” you promote programs that profoundly harm women of color, poor women, indigenous women, and women in the global south.
A devastating indictment of the oil and drilling industry, and of the politicians and political appointees who failed to protect the people and environment of the Gulf. An invaluable resource for activists challenging the pro-oil policies of both major U.S. political parties.
Australian climate activist Ben Courtice outlines the state of the climate crisis, official responses, and public awareness, and proposes steps to build an effective mass movement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
The Gulf oil spill is responsible for the worst public health tragedies investigated by the Government Accountability Project in its 35 years of operation. It will take years to determine the actual number of affected people.
Tens of thousands will die in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa unless action is taken to counter the impact of climate change. Peasant farmers have the knowledge and skills needed to combat drought: empowering them to act is the key to stopping famine.
A new study shows that carbon trading and the so-called ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ not only won’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they are damaging the communities, workers and local environments that are most affected by climate change. Across Africa, grassroots movements are fighting the CDM assault.
A judge in Brazil has suspended construction of the Teles Pires dam in the Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.
Island nations face major threats from rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Cuba is moving to protect hundreds of shoreline and inland communities, and is offering to help other Caribbean countries to prepare for and adapt to climate change.
Cartoon from Le Devoir …
U.S. government scientists say that record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record, a record that dates back to 1895.
Over the last several months, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves, to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on woodland caribou
Why, in the face of massive evidence that the constant expansion of production and resource-extraction is killing us, do governments and corporations keep shoveling coal for the runaway growth train? Ian Angus introduces Gareth Dale’s critique of the “the growth paradigm.”
Video: Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawmn interviewed on the BBC. Can capitalism change its stripes?
Video of Bella Bella residents’ welcome to the government’s pipeline review panel, and an eyewitness report on the protest and the regulators’ cowardly response.