For social movements and climate justice campaigners, the US abandonment of the agreement is disappointing, but there is also a unity in understanding that the future of humanity on this planet does not rest on leaders alone.
John Bellamy Foster: This administration is not just a cabal of ignoramuses. Behind the right’s climate denial is the economic reality that seriously combating capitalism’s war on the planet requires the defeat of the system.
A year ago, two of the UK’s top climate scientists reviewed the regulations that Obama has now promised to impose. They weren’t impressed …
High-water marks in the midwest U.S. are inching higher as global warming makes megafloods more common
In ‘Poison Spring’, an insider documents the culture of fraud and corruption that infests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and endangers the lives of millions
Campaign urging direct action against hydraulic-fracturing wins broad support; thousands of fracktivists march in state capital
Whatever the slipperiness of its meaning, usage, or connotation over time, liberalism is and has always been, at bottom, a defence of capitalism. If we are serious about addressing climate change, it is long past time to move forward beyond liberalism and beyond social democracy.
by Donna Goodman President Obama’s State of the Union speech Jan. 25 contained distressing news for opponents of global warming who recognize the need to begin substantially reducing reliance upon carbon based fossil fuels. “Over the last three years,” Obama said, “we’ve opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration. And tonight, I’m […]
Obama’s nominee believes that “the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable” Thanks to Doug Henwood for this So Obama’s going to nominate Larry Summers to be president of the World Bank. Recall this passage from 1991 memo, actually written by Lant Pritchett but signed by […]
“U.S. government and corporations are the one percent responsible for the majority of pollution affecting the 99 percent of the world” (more…)
By its disinclination to interfere in the workings of America’s neoliberal capitalist economy, Washington is guiding the world toward irreversible climate change (more…)
Brian McFadden’s “The Strip” in the New York Times, August 7, 2011: Click to enlarge hat tip to Lou Project, The Unrepentant Marxist
All equivocation must end, all ties to the Democrats must be severed, and a new, stronger, more effective movement will rise from the ashes of Obama’s false promises (more…)
For the rulers of the world’s most powerful country, science is just a matter of opinion … (more…)
(From OldBaldLiberal’s Blog on The Smirking Chimp. C&C doesn’t normally publish articles by self-described liberals, but this deserves to be widely read.) The Ant and the Grasshopper – a Fable from Aesop The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks […]
For justice to reign, Salazar, Obama, BP and Halliburton need to be brought before something like the International Climate Tribunal proposed at last month’s alternative Climate Summit in Bolivia (more…)
Bill does nothing to address environmental issues, lets corporate polluters reap huge windfall profits, and paves the way for a new bubble through carbon trading derivatives speculation. Polluters love it. (more…)
From George Monbiot’s Blog. The Guardian, June 26 2009 It would be laughable anywhere else. But, so everyone says, the Waxman-Markey bill which is likely to be passed in Congress today or tomorrow, is the best we can expect – from America. The cuts it proposes are much lower than those being pursued in the […]
Shutting down the Pentagon is a critical task in the fight to save our planet (more…)