by Fred Magdoff. If population growth is causing the environmental crisis, here’s a simple 3-step solution that would actually work …
A UK government report blames last year’s riots on the participants’ “materialism and consumerism.” They couldn’t possibly have learned such anti-social values from Britain’s ruling class. Could they?
Occupy Wall Street is calling for a month of action leading up to Earth Day on April 22, to draw the Occupy movements further into the struggle to protect the climate, and to show the connections between the power of the 1% and the destruction of the planet
[Quotes and Insights #32] “The present inhabitants of the earth are the raw material for the production of an authentically human race.”
[Quotes and Insights #31] “That dream moves us – even as we catch only fleeting glimpses.”
A new report from the IPCC provides extensive evidence that climate change is already increasing the frequency of droughts, floods, heatwaves and other extreme events, and shows how that combines with societal vulnerabilities to produce human disasters.
How did the strange idea that individual actions and capitalist markets can save the world become the dominant ideology of mainstream environmentalism? Historian Ted Steinberg traces the rise of green liberalism from the counterculture of the 1970s to the White House.
The oil giants, and the governments that supposedly regulate them, frequently claim that after mining the Alberta tar sands they will restore the area to its previous condition. They are lying
Book Review: Nikolas Kozloff documents environmental destruction in Peru and Brazil, and shows its global impact
Book review. Richard Heinberg shows that if business as usual continues, life in a degrowth economy will be painful for everyone but the very rich, but he stops short of calling for radical system change.
The most popular techno-fix for global warming is green energy. If energy companies would only deploy wind, hydro, solar or nuclear, then emission-intensive fossil fuels will eventually disappear. But will that work?