Climate is defined as the 30-year weather average. The past 3 decades show that the new normal is systematically rising temperatures, not the stability of the past
Archive | February, 2015
RMT President: ‘Environmental devastation is a socialist issue. It always has been, though for most of the time most socialists tended to relegate it.’
Refinery workers strike and class struggle environmentalism … Fossil fuel divestment … Kenyan government aims to dispossess Maasai … Small farmers versus big agriculture
Green Party International Coordinator recommends books for candidates
Canada’s political police serve the oil industry, citing lobbyists and rightist demagogues to slander environmental activists as potential terrorists.
Ongoing anti-shale gas protests in southern Algeria pit a well-organised, conscious population against a government that ignores or trivializes their concerns.
A global land grab primer …High incomes and climate change … Inequality and social conflict … 9 million tons of plastic enter our oceans this year … Geoengineering Monitor … Urban housing is an ecosocialist issue
Supporting the strike is a key part of the fight against fossil fuels. Our enemies are the oil corporations, not the oilworkers they exploit and endanger
New research shows that the largest glacier in East Antarctica, long thought to be stable, is in fact melting from below.
Under ‘really existing capitalism,’ science and rationality must be suppressed to protect the rulers’ interests, no matter who is hurt
Largest anti-fracking demo in U.S. history … Environmental justice, tar sands, and indigenous rights … Corporate land grabs in Pakistan … How international investment rules undermine agrarian justice … Climate scientists are right about how hot the planet is going to get
The U.S. military is the world’s biggest and most destructive polluter. Stopping the war machine is an essential part of saving the earth.
The U.S. military generates more toxic waste than the five largest US chemical companies combined.
Four decades after the U.S. military fled Vietnam, millions of children and adults still suffer the devastating effects of its deliberately ecocidal assault
The “war on terror” includes massive federal funding for secret research on the most lethal bacteria and viruses with no known cure
The use of depleted uranium weapons in the Balkans and Iraq has left a long-term legacy of cancers and birth defects among civilians
During and after the Pentagon’s wars, landmines and cluster bombs kill and maim, while blocking resettlement and agriculture in the poorest regions
The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional contributor to the growing natural disasters intensified by global climate change.
Challenging common myths, Rebecca Solnit shows that ordinary people often respond to disaster with self-sacrifice, humanity, kindness and basic solidarity
John Bellamy Foster & Brett Clark: Why Naomi Klein’s inspiring book frightens capitalism’s liberal defenders, making them desperate to blunt and undermine its radical message.