Capitalism

17/08/19
Author: 
Will Dubitsky
A solar project by iSolara at Maurice-Lapointe school in the Kanata area of Ottawa in August 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

 August 15th 2019

As of last year, close to one thousand institutions with three per cent of global savings under management have engaged in some form of divestment from fossil fuels.

13/08/19
Author: 
George Monbiot
A fracking rig in the US. Photograph: grandriver/Getty Images

In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry  -  (The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence to get the results it wants)

published in the Guardian 7th August 2019

01/08/19
Author: 
Jillian Ambrose
 BlackRock’s fund is larger than the economy of Japan. It is the single biggest investor in the global coal industry, and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy

July 31, 2019

World’s biggest fund manager urged to invest in clean energy for good of the climate and its investors

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90bn over the last decade by ignoring the serious financial risk of investing in fossil fuel companies, according to economists.

25/07/19
Author: 
Sandra Lindberg
US Mexico border crossing apprehension

July 11, 2019

“Not everyone is coming to the future,

Not everyone is learning from the past.”

                        Madonna & Quavo

21/07/19
Author: 
George Monbiot

Governments have built a heaven for landlords and a hell for tenants. It’s time to change the system.

published in the Guardian 17th July 2019

16/07/19
Author: 
Kyla Mandel
SUN SETS ON THE BAO STEEL MILL IN BAOTOU, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA. BAOTOU, A ONE-INDUSTRY TOWN, IS ALSO NOTORIOUS AS A BIG POLLUTER, MOSTLY FROM THE LARGE BAO STEEL FACTORY. (PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN PYLE/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES)

CO2 in the atmosphere has reached unprecedented levels.

MAY 14, 2019

The concentration of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere reached an unprecedented level this month. Researchers at the fossil fuel giant Exxon saw it coming decades ago.

08/07/19
Author: 
Susie Cagle 

Conservative lawmakers have put forward laws criminalizing protests in at least 18 states since 2017 that civil liberties advocates say are unconstitutional

06/07/19
Author: 
Don Pittis

Global investment of more than $1 trillion in planned LNG plants at risk

Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas at a factory in Xian, China in June. China is a prime customer in a worldwide LNG expansion. (Reuters)
06/07/19
Author: 
John McMurtry
Tar Sands Protest

July 5, 2019 

Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada

As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada’s enforcement of the Trump administration’s unilateral embargo against Iran. This is what politicians called ‘the rule of law’. In fact, it is assisting the US takedown of China’s superior IT competition – Huawei – for not obeying the illegal US embargo.

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