Should the proceeds of a tax on fossil fuels be spent on social programs or distributed? Ian Angus and Michael Friedman discuss climate change exit strategy
In 2013 carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at the fastest rate for nearly 30 years, reaching 142% of the pre-industrial era.
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
Ian Angus replies to Anders Ekeland: Ecosocialists must understand and build on James Hansen’s entire program, not reduce it to a single policy that isn’t suitable for building mass movements.
Has the left been unduly critical of carbon taxes as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Is James Hansen’s “fee and dividend” scheme the kind of practical and concrete plan we should endorse and promote?
How can Obama suggest that the test for approving the XL pipeline is whether it accelerates our ride to climate hell, death, and disaster?
While Obama talks of a clean, green future, America’s oil and coal corporations are racing to position the country as the planet’s top dirty-energy dealer.
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions will throw millions of people out of work! That claim has made many working people reluctant to support action to slow climate change. But is it true?
As continents burn and extreme weather accelerates, three of the world’s richest countries are leading the fight to do nothing about greenhouse gas emissions
A new report from Ottawa claims Canada is reducing emissions, but there is much less here than meets the eye. The feds have lowered their targets and changed the reporting rules, and are claiming credit for changes that haven’t been made.
Faced with an even more complex and deeper crisis, capitalism is launching a fresh attack that combines the old austerity measures with an offensive to create new sources of profit and growth through the “Green Economy” agenda. ++++++++++++++++++ by Christophe No to the Green Economy, February 8, 2012 A New Phase of Capitalist Expansion and […]
“A horrible legacy for our children and grandchildren” (more…)
The official record says the UK’s CO2 emissions fell 28m tonnes between 1990 and 2008. Actually, they increased 100m tonnes. (more…)
The huge Weyburn carbon capture and storage project is often cited as proof that CO2 can be stored safely. If this report proves true, the entire concept is in deep trouble. (more…)
The fossil fuel industry often pretends to have the public’s best interests in mind. The operative word is “pretends.” (more…)
A new study produced by The Co-operative Financial Services and WWF-UK debunks the idea, lauded by oil companies and the Canadian government, that carbon capture and storage (CCS) will significantly counter the high levels of greenhouse gases emitted in the production of oil from the Alberta tar sands. (more…)
The major climate bill now working its way through the US Senate has a fatal flaw: it doesn’t require polluters to stop polluting (more…)
Hoodwinked in the Hothouse” – a short yet comprehensive survey of climate change non-solutions (more…)
In Canada, both the governing Conservatives and the opposition Liberals are trying to shrug off National Geographic magazine’s recent photographic expose of the massive devastation caused by mining the Alberta Tar Sands. Facts just don’t matter if they might undermine profits. (more…)
The Obama-Harper plan to invest in Carbon Capture and Storage technology is a very expensive fraud. Both governments are desperate to avoid effective action against dirty oil and dirty coal. (more…)