Worst drought in 35 years causes crop failures, widespread malnutrition in 10 countries. More than 640,000 drought-related livestock deaths have been reported due to lack of pasture, lack of water and disease outbreaks.
The coastal and island nations of the Asia-Pacific have contributed the least to global climate change, but suffer the most from climate breakdown and disaster capitalism
Patrick Bond: Supporters of the climate deal reached at the Paris Conference of Polluters are endorsing a plan that will kill millions
Eleven new articles! Ecosocialist Resources, published monthly in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission.
Why is the North Atlantic cooling? … Fool’s Gold in Greece … Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything … Climate movement across movements … Break the food chain to build our humanity … Ecological debt and environmental justice … The Anthropocene is just inhuman
Biased ‘news’ coverage of wildlife and the Ebola crisis illustrates the worst prejudices of modern American journalism on the subject of Africa.
Syriza program shows another energy is possible … Gates and USAID: Grabbing Africa’s seeds … After Cyclone Pam: Climate action is urgent … Desertec’s renewable energy grab
Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related struggles
CO2 levels for February eclipsed prehistoric highs … How agroecology can feed Africa … State of Power 2015 … Paris climate talks and the failure of states
Break the power of food corporations. Establish a constitutional right to food. Build food sovereignty from below, based on small scale farming and agroecology, not industrial agriculture
Refinery workers strike and class struggle environmentalism … Fossil fuel divestment … Kenyan government aims to dispossess Maasai … Small farmers versus big agriculture
Ongoing anti-shale gas protests in southern Algeria pit a well-organised, conscious population against a government that ignores or trivializes their concerns.
The Durban diesel disaster polluted rich whites’ gardens … but the cause is systematic discrimination against the black majority.
Forget the UN: South African activist says only an alliance from below, linking unions and social justice movements, can stop capital from destroying planetary life.
Can Borneo’s tribes survive the biggest environmental crime? … Big Oil’s carbon counterattack … Lima’s roadmap for global burning … Post-quake Haiti: Left in the rubble … Conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soils
Greening Malthus … The Cuban Revolution and its economic reforms; … 2 degree target means 80% of coal is unburnable … People pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland … The death of international development
Centuries of imperialist plunder created the horrendous environmental and economic devastation that has made the Ebola epidemic possible.
Sierra Leone has experienced a mass influx of foreign investors acquiring large tracts of arable and forest land for agriculture and mining
The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped.
Patrick Bond says the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) economies are increasingly polluted and deadly. Much more damage will be done, and multifaceted resistance must likewise strengthen.