Archive | July, 2009

How not to build the climate change movement

[from Green Left Weekly, 26 July 2009] This Open Letter was sent to the Australian Youth Climate Coalition from the socialist youth organization Resistance, following the Power Shift 2009 conference in Sydney, July 11-13. We face a climate emergency. Climate tipping points are rapidly being approached, which, if passed, could mean an uninhabitable planet. Climate […]

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The Global Fight for Climate Justice

“At last, an absolutely indispensable guide to the debate on climate change, a sourcebook that makes the case for anti-capitalist action as the only effective way to stop global warming. ”  —Joel Kovel, author of The Enemy of Nature and founding member of the Ecosocialist International Network “At last, an absolutely indispensable guide to the […]

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Mainstream Economists versus the Earth

[From “Notes from the Editors,” Monthly Review, July-August 2009. Posted by permission.] A new book by economist Frank Ackerman, Can We Afford the Future?: The Economics of a Warming World (Zed, 2009), presents an important and startling thesis: “As the climate science debate is reaching closure, the climate economics debate is heating up. The controversial […]

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