Climate Change

06/10/16
Author: 
Bill McKibben
Recalculating the Climate Math, Illustration by Neil Webb

Recalculating the Climate Math

Sept. 22, 2016

The future of humanity depends on math. And the numbers in a new studyreleased Thursday are the most ominous yet.

06/10/16
Author: 
Brad Hornick
Trudeau in Paris

The fresh new face Canada showed the world at the Paris COP21 climate meetings held out hope for many Canadian climate activists that a national course change was in the works.

In its less than a decade in power, the Harper government extinguished multiple important Canadian environmental laws, muzzled climate scientists, harassed environmental NGOs, created "anti-terrorism" legislation that targets First Nations and other pipeline activists, and generally introduced regressive and reactionary social policy while promoting Canada as the world's new petro-state.

03/10/16
Author: 
Chantal Hébert
Justin Trudeau Sept. 2016 The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Trudeau spent the last campaign talking about righting the environment/energy balance. Based on the LNG decision, equilibrium between Canada's contribution to the mitigation of climate change and its energy ambitions remains as elusive as ever.

PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

MONTREAL—As Liberal leader and subsequently as prime minister, Justin Trudeau has talked in the abstract of the need to secure a social licence prior to undertaking any major energy project. Until this week, no one was sure what he actually meant by that.

02/10/16
Author: 
Lauren McCauley
Indeed, "There is No Planet B." (Photo: theverb.org/cc/flickr)

Study by former IPCC chair comes amid rash of new research, all predicting the Earth will soon blow by key global warming thresholds

29/09/16
Author: 
George Monbiot
 The industrial landscape across the Dee estuary. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It’s a simple choice: stop all fossil fuel prospecting, or break the Paris agreement on climate change.

published in the Guardian 28th Sepetmeber 2016

Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments like ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means. Either that, or they have no intention of honouring it.

27/09/16
Author: 
Planka.nu

One is not born a motorist, one becomes one.

Planka.nu

Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one's potential for mobility often has to do with one's economic position, but also because a society built on today's mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences.

27/09/16
Author: 
Ian Angus

The authors of this book have very little to say about the Anthropocene, the crisis of the Earth System, or the new global epoch, and most of what they do say is misleading or wrong.


I submitted my review of Anthropocene or Capitalocene?” to International Socialist Review in July, but publication was unavoidably delayed until now. These are some thoughts I had after I submitted my manuscript. There’s a link to my review at the end.

Introduction to a critique

27/09/16
Author: 
Ian Angus
Ian Angus, author of Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
[Editors: to see Angus' slides check out the video of his talk in Australia here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJMjvZaNDJA  But don't miss the interesting questions and answers at the end of the Canadian launch.]
 
Published on Sep 19, 2016

Ian Angus speaks at the Canadian launch of his new book @ SFU Woodward's on September 15th.

26/09/16
Author: 
George Monbiot

There are plenty of brilliant plans for getting us moving without trashing the planet. So why aren’t they happening?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st September 2016

It was a mistake, a monumental, world-class mistake. Cars for everyone was one of the stupidest promises that politicians ever made.

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