Ecosocialist resources, 61

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 Klein’s most important book says capitalism’s climate crisis a chance for change
The first key message to take from the book is that it is capitalism, not carbon, that is the real problem. Klein addresses the perplexing question ― despite our leaders being fully aware of the danger of climate change for decades and having had plenty of opportunities to act, why do emissions around the world continue to skyrocket?
Gemma Weedall
Green Left Weekly

New study details alarming acceleration in sea level
Melting polar and glacial ice and thermally expanding ocean water have accelerated sea level rise to the highest rate in at least 6,000 years. Researchers looked back at 35,000 years of sea level history, finding that over the last 6,000 years little changed — until 150 years ago.
Ari Phillips
Think Progress

2014 on track to be hottest year on record
So far this year, the globe has measured 1.22°F above the 20th century average, which makes January-August 2014 the third warmest such period since records began. August was the 354th consecutive month with a global average temperature above the 20th century average,
Andrea Thompson
Climate Central

The battle against the tar sands is about to change
Working in Alberta, the belly of the tar sands beast, the odds are often overwhelming but, over the past few months, something has changed. The resistance to the tar sands has not only grown in leaps and bounds, it is changing the dynamics of the entire fight.
Mike Hudema, Greenpeace
Huffington Post Canada

The other CO2 problem: How acidic oceans will cost our economy billions
Oceans have absorbed so much carbon dioxide emitted from power plants, deforestation, manufacturing, and driving, that their acid levels have increased by a staggering 26 percent over the last 200 years
Emily Atkin
Climate Progress

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