“There are too many coal barons, too many oil tycoons, too many politicians who are completely tied to the fossil fuel industry, too many vested interests that don’t want change.” Radio Adelaide interviews Simon Butler.
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New research shows that the largest glacier in East Antarctica, long thought to be stable, is in fact melting from below.
The definitive ecosocialist response to overpopulation myths is now available in a French-language edition.
Koreti Mavaega Tiumalu: “We don’t see ourselves as victims. We are warriors. We will stand up peacefully from the Pacific to the adversary, which is the fossil fuel industry.”
Simon Butler says Martin Empson’s ‘Land and Labour’ is a very readable Marxist history of humanity’s relationship with the rest of nature and an important contribution to the movement for ecosocialism
A list of the world’s 100 ‘most sustainable companies’ is packed with firms that profit from trashing the planet and are driving us toward climate disaster.
To respond to the climate emergency, our politics must be as radical as our reality.
If we are not talking about massive public investments in green technology and social services then we are not really talking about responding to the climate emergency.
Marine scientists say the health of the oceans is in crisis. A ‘deadly trio’ of emission impacts may have already initiated a mass extinction event, a mass die-off of species and catastrophic loss of biodiversity.
Are Marx’s views on ecology relevant to today’s environmental crises?
Simon Butler: “We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidise dirty energy firms.”
Energy is far too important to our future to be left in the hands of corporate directors and investment bankers.
If Marxism is to live up to its own maxim as a theory to not merely interpret the world but to change it, then it must include strong ecological theory and practice.
Book review: “A vision of an alternative world system, based on social equity and justice and environmental sustainability”
The world burns, while corporations and governments fiddle
Practical, affordable solutions exist, but the necessary resources won’t be mobilized so long as corporations, media barons and generals make all the big decisions.
The World Bank, which says emissions must be cut quickly to prevent catastrophic global warming, is a major investor in fossil fuel projects that are turning the heat up.
Simon Butler tells a populationist meeting that the super-rich are the real ecological vandals
Most land grabs occur in the world’s most food-insecure countries. Profit-driven agriculture means more food for the wealthy and well-fed, and less for the poor and hungry
The world’s farms produce more than enough feed everyone well, but big business control of the food system condemns hundreds of millions to constant hunger, and starves 2.5 million children to death every year.