Climate Change

23/04/19
Author: 
George Monbiot
 ‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

19/04/19
Author: 
Daniel Tanuro

How can we reconcile social struggle and environmental struggle? This question poses problems for trade unionists. To avoid a climate catastrophe, it would be necessary to reduce economic activity, to suppress useless or harmful production, to give up a substantial part of the means of transport ... But what would happen to employment then? How can we avoid a surge of unemployment, a new rise of poverty and precariousness? In today’s relationship of forces, in the face of financialized and globalized capitalism, these challenges seem impossible to meet ...

19/04/19
Author: 
Mia Rabson

OTTAWA — The return of oil and gas production following the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and a colder than usual winter pushed Canada’s national greenhouse gas emissions up in 2017 for the first time in several years, a new report says.

The latest national inventory report on emissions, filed this week with the United Nations climate change secretariat, showed 716 million tonnes of greenhouse gases were produced in Canada in 2017, an increase of eight million tonnes from 2016.

18/04/19
Author: 
Samantha Edwards
 APRIL 17, 2019
Naomi Klein and the Leap are looking to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed stimulus program as Canadians prepare to go to the polls

[See video A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez here.]

18/04/19
Author: 
Alex Ballingall
A new poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a huge public spending blitz to address climate change, similar to what politicians in the United States like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have dubbed a “Green New Deal.”  (SAUL LOEB / AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

Wed., April 17, 2019

   

OTTAWA—A new poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a huge public spending blitz to address climate change, similar to what politicians in the United States have dubbed a “Green New Deal.”

16/04/19
Author: 
Matthew Taylor and Damien Gayle
Extinction Rebellion activists cause disruption across London in climate change protests
15 Apr 2019
 
Climate group occupies major landmarks in campaign that could last several days
 
Extinction Rebellion activists cause disruption across London in climate change protests –  see video at link
11/04/19
Author: 
Keith Brower Brown, Jeremy Gong, Matt Huber, Jamie Munro
A truck delivers coal to Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. George Frey / Getty

If we want a Green New Deal that can take on climate change, we need to challenge powerful business interests.

n the morning of November 13, 2018, the Twitter account of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-based organization demanding a Green New Deal (GND), posted the following message:

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