There is a good reason why there are blue skies in much of the United States while those of us living in Northeast Asia are choking — most of their factories have moved over here.
‘Unbridled greed, denuding of forest land, illegal construction, destruction of natural water systems, and mismanagement of dams, have all played a huge part.’
The coastal and island nations of the Asia-Pacific have contributed the least to global climate change, but suffer the most from climate breakdown and disaster capitalism
Four decades after the U.S. military fled Vietnam, millions of children and adults still suffer the devastating effects of its deliberately ecocidal assault
Can Borneo’s tribes survive the biggest environmental crime? … Big Oil’s carbon counterattack … Lima’s roadmap for global burning … Post-quake Haiti: Left in the rubble … Conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soils
Vandana Shiva replies to New Yorker magazine; Securing forests, securing rights; GMO contamination; Cost of climate change adaptation rises; Ecological civilization debate in China
More women died in India this week, the latest victims of official government population control programs.
‘Capitalism, a global system that puts profits before people, has brought us to the brink of a climate-induced catastrophe that can destroy humanity.’
Climate and growth in Vietnam; Tar sands in Quebec; Obama’s emissions plan; Oil-by-rail on trial; Nuclear energy; Climate change and carbon trading
Resistance to rapid industrialization and encroachment by poisonous industries has led to pitched battles between residents and police in many cities.
Extreme weather and rising oceans, driven by rich country emissions, threaten to destroy Bangladesh’s remarkable social gains.
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.
Filipino socialists respond to Typhoon Haiyen disaster: To save lives, redistribute food now! To prevent future catastrophes, stop economic and environmental plunder!
Radhika Krishnan: Massive flooding kills and isolates thousands in Uttarakhand, a predictable disaster caused by the ‘development’ policies of India’s ruling class
Driven from their farms by climate change, brickworkers near luxurious Kathmandu are dying slowly in an air pollution disaster zone
77 million Bangladeshis are drinking arsenic-affected water. The arsenic is naturally occurring, but the failure to stop it, and the resulting health disaster, have deep social causes.
Judith Shapiro has laid out well the enormous environmental challenges facing the people of China If there is to be a sustainable future, they will have to be at the forefront of fighting for it.
Unprecedented floods have destroyed homes, livelihoods and crops … and the resulting poverty and debt is creating a generation of undernourished children
In the Philippines, on the front line of climate change, poor people and communities are demonstrating powerful solidarity, while politicians promote their careers and corporations worry only about profits
Despite having the world’s strongest environmental laws, China faces huge increases in air and water pollution, driven by profit-focused industrial growth.