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- Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combinationA socialist biologist explains the tight links between new viruses, industrial food production, and the profitability of multinational corporations.---READ-->>
- Confirmed: 2015 to 2019 were the five hottest years on recordMeteorologists agree that temperatures will continue to rise, and record years like 2019 are becoming the new baseline---READ-->>
- An ecosocialist case for CO2 removal technologyDavid Schwartzman argues that we can’t prevent catastrophic climate change without negative carbon emission technologies---READ-->>
- In northeastern BC, over 10% of oil and gas wells are leaking methaneThere is no monitoring program for abandoned wells, so they can leak for a long time before emissions are detected and repaired.---READ-->>
- Indigenous people may be the Amazon’s last hope“We are protecting our land and the life on it. We have to preserve this life for our children’s future.”---READ-->>
- A third or more of all species could be gone by 2070Even if Paris goals are met, climate change could wipe out 20% of species by 2070. If warming is greater, far more will die.---READ-->>
- Ecosocialist Bookshelf, February 2020Robbery of nature; Choosing a future; Neoliberal lives; Indigenous resistance; Canadian oil vs the climate; Environmental justice in danger; Agrobiodiversity; Cars and capitalism---READ-->>
- Capitalist roots of the environment crisisWhat’s behind the breakdown of the relationship between human society and the natural world on which we depend?---READ-->>
- Record climate disasters hit Africa … and worse is comingNnimmo Bassey: Africa will face calamitous roasting unless radical social and ecological transformation starts soon---READ-->>
- Climate change, emissions, and the fat tail riskExisting emission policies will not harm oil and gas profits. They also won’t stop global warming from rising to globally destructive levels---READ-->>
- Organizing to amplify ecosocialist voices around the worldAfrican journal interviews John Molyneux, a founder of the new Global Ecosocialist Network, on the challenges before ecosocialists today.---READ-->>
- Blue Acceleration: Capitalism’s growing assault on the oceans“A new phase in humanity’s relationship with the biosphere, where the ocean is not only crucial but is being fundamentally changed”---READ-->>
- In Cuba, greener farming means cleaner riversJoint Cuba-U.S. study finds sustainable agriculture in Cuba keeps river pollution far below levels in U.S. waterways---READ-->>
- Announcing the Global Ecosocialist NetworkActivists on five continents form a new international association, a network of ecosocialists to coordinate activity and build worldwide resistance to capitalist ecocide---READ-->>
- Coronavirus: Agribusiness breeds another deadly epidemicOnce again, authorities are scrambling to deal with a fast-spreading disease after the fact, while the systemic causes remain in place.---READ-->>
- Abstract environmental ethics provide no guide to actionAfter 50 years of debate, academic philosophers of environmental ethics still interpret the world in various ways, but aren’t much help in changing it.---READ-->>
- The phony war over inequality statisticsMethodological nitpicking obscures the undeniable fact that a ludicrously small number of individuals hold the same amount of wealth as billions of others---READ-->>
- Dystopia in the land of Oz: A climate change storyAustralia’s out-of-control bushfires dramatically confirm the need for a government that doesn’t serve the interests of multi-national corporations---READ-->>
- 2020 is hot, and it’s going to get much hotterEmissions are rising. Each decade is warmer than the last. The oceans are heating up. Australia is burning. And that’s just January.---READ-->>
- Reconsidering Nuclear PowerSocialists debate whether nuclear can generate the power needed to improve the economic well-being of the vast majority of people, without carbon emissions.---READ-->>