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Why the Market Cannot Solve the Environment Crisis

By Tony Iltis From Green Left Weekly, June 29, 2007 The good news is that Australian politicians and corporations are finally recognising that there is an environmental crisis. The bad news is that the “solutions” being promoted by the establishment...

The Slavery of Climate Change

By Saleemul Huq From Science Alert – Australia and New Zealand June 29, 2007 Tackling climate change is like ending slavery. Climate change threatens to wreck the lives of hundreds of millions of the world’s poorest, least powerful people...

Special Issue of Seedlings Focuses on Agrofuels

“We are trying to get cars to eat bread and people to eat oil” Source: El Roto, El País, Madrid, 2007 No to the agrofuels craze! GRAIN has just published a special issue of Seedling which focuses on biofuels, or as we like to call them, agrofuels...

Another Heritage of Colonialism

From State of the World Population 2007, published this week by the United Nations Population Fund Sea Level Rise: Not If but When, and How Much? One of the alarming prospects of climate change is its impact on sea level rise and its potential...

Biofuel Production vs Indigenous Peoples

by Andrew Boswell From Eastern Daily Press (UK), 16 June 2007. There are many unique cultures, thousands of human languages and a myriad of ways that people relate to others and the natural environment. We call the inheritors of these traditions...

European Weather Crisis Matches IPCC Forecasts

Just two months ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its report on Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. It included this warning: “In Southern Europe, climate change is projected to worsen...

The IPCC's 'Good News' About Global Warming

The Time Has Come And now for the good news about global warming . . . Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a...

A new motto for Capitalism Nature Socialism

Joel Kovel writes in the June issue of the quarterly journal Capitalism Nature Socialism: With this issue Capitalism Nature Socialism no longer calls itself an “international red-green journal of theory and politics,” but a “journal of ecosocialism...

The Sad Case of Alexander Cockburn

He’s one of the most respected journalists of the left – but he is also a science-denying crank who insists that global warming is a hoax. Transcript of a Radio Ecoshock broadcast, June 18, 2007. Published by permission of the author...

Scientists: Civilization Threatened by Global Warming

by Steve Connor Independent, June 19, 2007 Six scientists from some of the leading scientific institutions in the United States have issued what amounts to an unambiguous warning to the world: civilisation itself is threatened by global warming...