Socialism is not possible on a ruined planet

Socialist scientist: Radicals who deny the threat of environmental catastrophe are dead wrong. Stopping capitalist ecocide must be a central goal for the left the 21st century.

Continue Reading →

The first climate justice summit: A pie in the face for the global north

Note: Building off of the energy at COP6, Global Justice Ecology Project helped co-found Climate Justice Now! at COP13 in Bali with a call to take the struggle for system change to the streets — check out the founding statement … Continue reading →

Continue Reading →

“This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed what 9…

“This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed what 99.9% of those who work on environmental issues already knew: we need to change something pretty drastic if we want to avoid a rise in temperature of less than 2C. The message is finally becoming clear: protecting the environment is not only about polar bears and pandas, it’s about people – and it is the poorest and most vulnerable who are hit first, most and worst.” Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis | Oliver Courtney www.theguardian.com Oliver Courtney: It has never been more important to protect the environment – but it has never been more deadly

Continue Reading →

I do believe we can avoid the doom of these new sci-fi writers predictions, but…

I do believe we can avoid the doom of these new sci-fi writers predictions, but we have to work at it…and be willing to be edgy and provocative about how we do it..worldwide strike people …the action for change. Climate change: The hottest thing in science fiction – ‘Bad decisions made badly by bad people….

Continue Reading →

Positive: Despite stark warnings, UN panel finds signs of hope on climate

Although greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, governments are beginning to embrace carbon-cutting initiatives, while technological advances are sharply reducing the cost of deploying solar and wind power, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. the report also said that the political will to reduce carbon emissions seems to be rising around the world, and that shifting the global energy system from fossil fuels to zero- or low-carbon sources would reduce economic growth by only about .06 per cent per year

Continue Reading →

Virginia High Court Rules Deniers Have No Right To Climate Scientists’ Emails

Two years ago, VA Circuit Judge Paul Sheridan ruled that the University of Virginia (UVA) doesn’t have to release the private emails of climate scientists like Michael Mann to the anti-science American Tradition Institute (ATI). Now, the Virginia Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Sheridan’s finding in favor of UVA

Continue Reading →

After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season

National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire near Tuolumne City, California in September, 2013 CREDIT: AP/Rich Pedroncelli It’s been a long, dry winter for California, with record-low snowpack and ideal wildfire conditions to show for it.

Continue Reading →

University sit-in targets world’s largest private coal company

April 17, 2014.

Continue Reading →

UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes, Can Solve Climate Crisis | The Progressive

by Harvey Wasserman The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has left zero doubt that we humans are wrecking our climate. It also effectively says the problem can be solved, and that renewable energy is the way to do it, and that nuclear power is not. The United Nations’ IPCC is the world’s most respected authority … For more information about peacenews.org, visit the website

Continue Reading →

Our Planet’s Future Is in the Hands of 58 People

ROME, Apr 17 (IPS) – In case you missed it, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third and final part of a report on Apr. 13 in which it says bluntly that we only have 15 years left to avoid exceeding the “safe” threshold of a 2°C increase in global temperatures, beyond which the consequences will be dramatic

Continue Reading →