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.
Archive | November, 2013
Continuing our discussion of nuclear energy, Steve Ongerth of the IWW says it’s no coincidence that many of the same forces that are fighting to deny climate change and hold back renewables are also pushing nuclear power.
Continuing our discussion on atomic energy. Chris Williams says nuclear is no solution to global warming — it’s dangerous, expensive, and can’t be deployed quickly enough.
At the climate talks in Warsaw, rich countries stalled, poor countries walked out, and climate justice activists chanted ‘The Philippines, Pakistan, New Orleans: Change the System, Not the Climate.’
Monthly Review replies to Christian Parenti: Realistic climate politics are not reformist politics. Immediate reforms are needed, but there will be no real solution without truly revolutionary social change.
The Anthropocene epoch requires us to rage against the few anthropods who are making a killing off of the extraction and burning of fossil fuels at the expense of the human race.
Typhoon Haiyan shows once again the urgency of replacing capitalism with a society based on the rational, democratic use of resources in the interest of people and planet.
After tripling their vote in municipal elections, Danish ecosocialists now have elected representatives in all parts of the country.
Ecosocialism; Who causes most emissions?; An unprecedented storm; Marxist view of carbon markets; CO2 emissions soar
As continents burn and extreme weather accelerates, three of the world’s richest countries are leading the fight to do nothing about greenhouse gas emissions
Michael Friedman says our primary task is not to offer technological solutions to capitalist ills, but to offer social solutions that incorporate the technologies most amenable to our social goals. Nuclear doesn’t fit the bill.
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A key insight from the author of ‘Risk Society’
A new report shows why an energy revolution is needed, and identifies the powerful forces that stand in the way.
A contribution to an important debate. Is nuclear power essential or an unacceptable threat?
Show this video to your friends who think capitalism is the way to end poverty.
EXCLUSIVE: Climate and Capitalism is proud to republish a long unavailable pamphlet that introduced the coming together of greens and reds in comic strip form, in 1980.
Filipino socialists respond to Typhoon Haiyen disaster: To save lives, redistribute food now! To prevent future catastrophes, stop economic and environmental plunder!
If we are not talking about massive public investments in green technology and social services then we are not really talking about responding to the climate emergency.
Attempts to use capitalist markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ignore the fact that fossil fuels are the lifeblood of the capitalist economy, and the strongest forces in the market are fossil fuel producers