A critical evaluation of a widely reported study that supposedly proves that only social equality and a rapid shift to renewables can prevent the collapse of western civilization.
Archive | March, 2014
Now on the C&C website: IPCC report on impacts and risks of climate change. “The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate.”
World Health Organization names the biggest environmental health threat: over 12% of all deaths are caused by the air we breathe
World Meteorological Organization confirms: there is no standstill in global warming. Thirteen of the fourteen warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century, and each of the last three decades has been warmer than the previous one.
Book Review: ‘Plastic Ocean’ is an important contribution to broad awareness of the ever-growing conflict between our systems of production and the circle of life.
Koch brothers dominate Alberta tar sands; Confusing date labels = food waste; Extreme energy threatens Great Lakes; For democratic control of food; Environment vs. Equity is a fake choice; 25% of emissions come from just 43 companies
Ian Angus reviews ‘The Bet,’ an in-depth account of the overhyped and pointless wager between populationist Paul Ehrlich and libertarian Julian Simon.
Brian Tokar: A system based on the accumulation of capital without restraint will require unsustainable growth, however cleverly we measure our ecological footprint.
The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped.
Looking for an international email forum devoted to ecosocialist ideas and activities?
Essential reading for ecosocialists: Join the global climate convergence; Pollution, class and race; Energy democracy; Fossil fuel workers; UN climate fund; Crude exports; Keystone XL impact
Should climate activists limit their demands to what’s possible under capitalism? Nick Davenport responds to Robin Hahnel’s support of carbon trading.
Barry Sheppard: Toxic spills in two West Virginia rivers show that the capitalist system itself is an enemy of the natural environment humanity depends on
“What we need is not a Europe that watches from a distance what is happening in far off places of the world but a Europe that lights up again the destiny of the continent and of the world.”