‘Unbridled greed, denuding of forest land, illegal construction, destruction of natural water systems, and mismanagement of dams, have all played a huge part.’
It’s official: 2017 was the third-warmest year on record, and the hottest non-El Niño year. Greenhouse gases hit record highs and sea levels kept on rising
Climate scientists: A global increase in the most intense tropical storms due to global warming is not just predicted by models but is already happening.
Two recent studies show how dangerous heatwaves can be, and how global warming will put three-quarters of humanity at risk by 2100. “We are running out of choices.”
One month after Hurricane Maria: ‘We need an adequately funded program of economic reconstruction (including the transition to renewable energy), the powers to carry it out and a true process of political self-determination.’
To expect Puerto Rico to rebuild from this unnatural disaster while at the same time bailing out Wall Street financiers is to condemn its residents to a permanent state of crushing hardship and impoverishment.
What will happen after the destruction caused by Harvey and Irma? The experience of New Orleans after Katrina shows what to expect when capitalists profit from disaster.
Climate-related catastrophe is now not just an additional hazard for the world’s poor, but a central factor in their oppression and poverty.
Houston is the city where capitalism’s victory over nature is the most complete — and also where nature takes its ultimate revenge
World Meteorological Organization says 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. Extreme weather and climate conditions continue in 2017.
New research proves that the countries least responsible for global warming, those least able to adapt, have already been hit much harder by deadly extremes than rich nations — and the gap is growing
The annual State of the Climate report confirms that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year ever recorded. Greenhouse gases, surface temperatures and global sea levels all passed previous highs.
Five new books for green lefts and left greens. Cuban science fiction … the birth of the Anthropocene … agribusiness and disease … surviving catastrophe … rising seas … private plunder of public assets.
“I wrote this poem after I read about people in Pakistan digging mass graves in advance of the forecast heatwave, so as to not be caught unprepared, as they were last year.” — Kamala Emanuel
“The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent a potentially catastrophic risk to human health.”
Militarized and profit-making approaches to climate emergencies and other crises pose a serious threat to environmental justice, civil rights and democracy
Ecosocialist Resources, published monthly (more or less) in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission
Syriza program shows another energy is possible … Gates and USAID: Grabbing Africa’s seeds … After Cyclone Pam: Climate action is urgent … Desertec’s renewable energy grab
Challenging common myths, Rebecca Solnit shows that ordinary people often respond to disaster with self-sacrifice, humanity, kindness and basic solidarity
Remember all those articles that claimed global warming has stopped? Here’s proof that those were anti-scientific fantasies.