Climate Change

29/10/17
Author: 
Susan Goldman

“No Is Not Enough” is not a new theme for Naomi Klein. I remember vividly reading an article that quoted Naomi in the Nation magazine in October 2011 at the height of the Occupy movement. She stressed the need then for resistance to the economic system of corporate greed causing inequality, the 99% vs 1%, saying “no”, but also the need for creating alternative institutions on a local level as models for a larger vision of a system we want for a sustainable, just, democratic and more equal society, saying “yes”.

25/10/17
Author: 
George Monbiot
‘Flying insects are the pollinators without which a vast tract of the plant kingdom, both wild and cultivated, cannot survive.’ Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown

24/10/17
Author: 
Jessica Clogg & Andrew Gage

The past year has seen communities around the world dealing with major weather events. Here in Canada flooding in Quebec and unprecedented wildfires in BC displaced tens of thousands, while the southern U.S. and South East Asia suffered from intense storms. Forget about polar bears – these communities are the new face of climate change.

22/10/17
Author: 
Socialist Project

In principle, free transit advocacy can also be an element in a broader vision to reorganize urban life and restructure the social order along red (working class-based, working toward socialism) and green (environmental) lines. This requires working through a host of open questions that go far beyond lowering the cost of fares. These include:

22/10/17
Author: 
Julia Conley
Nine-year-old Andre is one of seven children suing 47 European nations with the help of the Global Legal Action Network, arguing that the countries are not doing enough to combat climate change. (Photo: Bentler/Twitter)

"Whether we like it or not, we are going to be the main ones affected by the consequences that climate change entails."

 

Seven children in Portugal have hit their crowdfunding target for a lawsuit they are mounting against are 47 member nations of the Council of Europe—which they say are not doing enough to fight climate change.

The children initially hoped to raise £20,000 (about $26,000)—a goal they reached Thursday after less than a month of crowdfunding. They're now hoping to raise a total of £100,000.

18/10/17
Author: 
Chantelle Bellrichard
People travelling by boat in the floodwaters on Oct. 17, 2017. (Cassandra Henry/Facebook)

B.C. River Forecast Centre says flood watch remains in effect with between 50-80 mm of rain in forecast

Posted: Oct 17, 2017 5:09 PM ET

Floodwaters in Kingcome have people huddled indoors, watching and hoping the water continues to recede. 

"The high tide was at noon, so the water is starting to go down. We're not too worried about it right now," said Cassandra Henry from her home in Kingcome, a Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw community on B.C.'s Central Coast.

17/10/17
Author: 
Harvey Wasserman
St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant at Port St. Lucie, Florida

Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened six U.S. nuclear plants with major destruction, and therefore all of us with apocalyptic disaster. It is a danger that remains for the inevitable hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters yet to come.

16/10/17
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey

A major French bank has joined a growing group of international businesses, schools and financial institutions that have pledged to go fossil fuel-free with their investments as the world collectively strives to avoid climate change disaster.

14/10/17
Author: 
VIJAY PRASHAD

One island, a poor socialist state with infrastructure in grave need of modernisation, has slowly emerged out of the chaos caused by a hurricane’s wrath, while the other, a territory of the richest country in the world, cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

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