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17/01/17
Author: 
Larry Elliott

 Indian migrant daily wage workers bath at a public well in New Delhi. New information shows that poverty in China and India is worse than previously thought. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

 

The world’s eight righest  billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.

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13/01/17
Author: 
David Roberts

The risks of climate change are not easy to communicate clearly. Since the atmosphere affects everything, everything will be affected by its warming — there’s no single risk, but a wide and varied array of risks, of different severities and scales, affecting different systems, unfolding on different timelines. It’s difficult to convey to a layperson, at least without droning on and on.

09/01/17
Author: 
Andrew Revkin

ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking at a campaign rally on Oct. 18, 2016, in Grand Junction, Colorado. (Brennan Linsley/AP Photo)

09/01/17
Author: 
Stan Cox

On December 5, former vice president Al Gore met with Donald and Ivanka Trump in an effort to convince the president-elect that he should not gut federal policies and agreements dealing with climate change. Three days later, actor Leonardo DiCaprio also paid the Trump duo a visit, urging them to help build a green, climate-friendly economy with lots of jobs. The two men could not have done less to prevent climate catastrophe if they had flown up to Alaska together and asked the glaciers to please stop melting.

08/01/17
Author: 
Amy Leather
Posted on January 6, 2017

Republished by Climate and Capitalism with permission, from the UK magazine Socialist Review, January 2017

With Donald Trump in the White House the future for our climate looks bleak, but capitalism’s love affair with fossil energy runs much deeper than the desires and personalities of individual politicians. 

 

05/01/17
Author: 
Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin

[Video: see original article]

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.

01/01/17
Author: 
Alanna Ketler

Once again, Pope Francis has made global headlines, shocking reporters late Sunday after blaming the “god of money” for the extremist violence that is taking place in Europe and the Middle East. A ruthless global economy, he argues, leads disenfranchised people to violence.

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18/12/16
Author: 
Joseph Hincks

Dec 15, 2016 - And there’s one country that can claim a huge share of the credit for it.

Solar power is becoming the world’s cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.

16/12/16
Author: 
George Monbiot

In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth

 

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th December 2016

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