Six new books to read while maintaining social distance. Yellow Earth; Socialist Practice; Friedrich Engels; Chicken History; Traveling Plants; Coal and Empire
Australia’s coal industry is propped up by huge government subsidies, despite the downturn in the global coal trade and a divestment campaign.
So much for “private enterprise” – the IMF says energy companies receive $5.3 trillion a year in subsidies from governments worldwide
Why capitalism must grow; The cost of climate change; Banks invest $80 billion into coal; Major aquifers in trouble; Global wealth inequality gets much worse
The company that poisoned West Virginia’s drinking water decided that public health was less important than its bottom line, while politicians stood by.
The cynical thoughts of an ecovandal
McKibben is right to point to the fossil fuel industry as an enemy, but his argument is both too narrow and too broad. He ignores the role of the U.S. military, and fails to focus his fire on the dirtiest fuels.
Neither party — the climate deniers or the climate pretenders — proposes effective action against greenhouse gas emissions. Both promote more coal. To see why, just follow the money.
When Big Coal argues for permission to build coal-fired power plants, it always makes big promises about job creation. A new study shows the promises are no more credible than promises of “clean coal.” (more…)
Harvard Medical School: Using coal costs the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars a year in health costs, environmental destruction and climate change (more…)
This multiple set of interlinked climate-energy-economic travesties can only be reversed by grassroots and labor activism (more…)
Documentary reveals the true cost of US dependence and the murky realities of marketing ‘clean coal’ technology (more…)
The fossil fuel industry often pretends to have the public’s best interests in mind. The operative word is “pretends.” (more…)
Thanks to Simon Butler for these photos (more…)
Coal is the single greatest threat to civilization and all life on our planet. Coal is the dirtiest fuel. The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. (more…)
A video response to coal industry greenwash. (more…)
The mirage of clean coal is designed to coax the world into maintaining its addiction to the most dangerous fossil fuel of all (more…)
UK Greenpeace activists acquitted: jury agrees that anti-coal actions were justified (more…)
On International Workers Day, unionists must reject the illusion that ‘clean coal’ is possible, and join the fight against climate change (more…)
Even if carbon capture works, it won’t stop the environmental damage caused by coal mining (more…)