Capitalism’s infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
An important new essay by John Bellamy Foster initiates a public discussion on Marxism’s role in preventing a global environmental catastrophe
‘Vulnerable 20’ communique: “Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Overcoming it is a matter of survival for people on all continents and vulnerable communities everywhere.”
Climate negotiators are promising ‘negative emissions’ using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It’s the wrong way to go.
The auto giant only did what the capitalist system demands of every corporation: it put profit first, no matter who got hurt
“The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent a potentially catastrophic risk to human health.”
If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t stopped soon, unprecedented and deadly heat waves will become the new normal in most of the world.
Ian Angus: “Socialists cannot ignore a change of this magnitude, or treat it as just one aspect of our program. In our time, understanding and responding to the Anthropocene must be at the top of the socialist agenda.”
Video: The author of ‘This Changes Everything’ speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, September 5, 2015
A temperature increase of less than one degree has already disrupted the global climate system, and this is only the beginning. Will the Anthropocene bring a totally new climate regime?
Atilio Boron: “What has emerged in Latin American politics is more than a debate over development, growth or the environment; it is a profound controversy over the course of civilization itself.”
Militarized and profit-making approaches to climate emergencies and other crises pose a serious threat to environmental justice, civil rights and democracy
A call for mass action in Paris to declare our determination to stop crimate climes and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Fred Magdoff reviews Labor and the Locavore. Can the ‘buy local food’ movement support both sustainable farming and justice for farmworkers?
Opponents of the Morales government deliberately misrepresent its strong environmental track record, to advance their own political goals
It’s time to stop waffling and say that the evidence is pretty strong … multi-meter sea level rise is an issue for today, not for the next millennium
A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, despite billions of dollars in ‘aid,’ the poor and people of color are still paying the price
Forget the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ The real cause of environmental crises is a system that commodifies nature and values profit above life itself
Former soldiers challenge the war on our planet at Minnesota conference addressed by leading climate scientist James Hansen
Peer-reviewed study of multiple independent datasets shows land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases all set new records