Category: CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change and the struggle against capitalism

A special word needs to be said here about “Green” parties, which trace their origins to the environmental movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s, but have, once in power, revealed themselves as shameless servants of big business. TheirREAD ON

Trump and the Paris Accord: Who’s to Blame for the Climate Change Crisis?

Not only did Obama refuse to prioritize CO2 emission cuts during much of his presidency, he encouraged the expansion of fossil fuel consumption. U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have grown significantly over the last few years following the 2008 economic crash.READ ON

Will Washington Risk World War III to Block an Emerging EU-Russia Superstate?

By Mike Whitney The relentless demonization of Vladimir Putin is just one part of Washington’s multi-pronged strategy to roll-back Russian power in Central Asia and extinguish Putin’s dream of a “Greater Europe”. Along with the attempt to smear the Russian president as a “KGB thug”READ ON

No Surrender? A Critique of Guy McPherson’s Prediction of Near-Term Human Extinction

BY MOTI NISSANI No Surrender Posted by Guy McPherson on March 1, 2017 SAN ANTONIO Belize—(Weekly Hubris)—March 2017—I’m routinely accused of giving up. Worse, it is often written that the message of near-term human extinction encourages people to give up.READ ON

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Climate Change Has Already Altered Nearly Every Ecosystem on Earth

[Photo: Baby penguin with parent. credits.] =By= Nadia Prupis limate change is already affecting life on Earth, despite a global temperature increase of just 1°C, according to a new study published in the journal Science on Friday. Nearly every ecosystemREAD ON

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The Doubt Machine: Inside The Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

[Photo: Before and after mountain top removal for coal extraction. Devastation brought to you by the Koch Brothers. Credit: Earth Justice.] =By= The Real News Network   From The Real News Network Scientists say Temperatures Will Rise to Critical 2°READ ON

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Syria As Metaphor

[Photo: Syria is a hornet’s nest not a pinata. Credit: Daryl Cagle.] =By= John Feffer he war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food andREAD ON

Capitalism, climate change and the Anthropecene

  The Following Article Was Originally Published In The December/January 2016 Edition Of Socialism Today, The Magazine Of The Socialist Party In England And Wales.  Humans, arriving on the scene roughly a million years ago, and building modern industrial societyREAD ON