Climate Change

15/08/17
Author: 
Michael Friedman
people in a sardine can

Growing concerns about climate change and other environmental trends have set off the next round of old Malthusian diagnoses and solutions.

As a case in point, ecological economist William E. Rees recently wrote in the Canadian alternative magazine The Tyee (“Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse” July 17, 2017):

15/08/17
Author: 
Roger Annis

Aug 15, 2017

VANCOUVER, Canada—For nearly two weeks, beginning August 1, the skies over Vancouver were filled with the smoke of forest fires burning in central and northern British Columbia. The smoke from those fires and others farther afield has waxed and waned over much of North America since July. Three days ago, Vancouver and coastal BC and Washington State gained a respite thanks to a weather front from the Pacific Ocean that pushed the smoke eastward. But the respite could end soon, depending on the vagaries of weather patterns.

08/08/17
Author: 
Ron Jacobs

“In order to replace capitalism with an ecological society we need a revolution.” That modest sentence is how Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, the authors of Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation, begin the last chapter of their new book. Although the chapter is the end of the book, it is also an opening to a new direction, a new movement. It is also the essence of the entire text.

26/07/17
Author: 
Kathleen Ruff

Climate change is widely recognized as the most urgent issue facing planet Earth. The scientific community is clear: we must take strong action to stop practices that are causing global warming or risk passing a tipping point. [1]

Yet instead of democratic leadership to protect the wellbeing of the planet ahead of all other interests, the UN is giving a stronger role to the fossil fuel industry in setting global climate change policy.

26/07/17
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Canadian authorities are seeking to beef up their oversight of publicly-traded companies so that they come clean about the costs of doing business on a warming planet.

23/07/17
Author: 
Michael Mann
Leading Climate Scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting.
 
22/07/17
Author: 
Brian Mann
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the signing ceremony on climate change at the UN in 2016. Trudeau has committed Canada to steep reductions in carbon pollution, while pushing to expand tar sands oil production. Credit: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

For a lot of Americans these days, Justin Trudeau is the anti-Donald Trump, especially on things like climate change.

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