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Global

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

06/12/16
Author: 
Claudio Katz

"He deployed a prolific critical analysis of environmental depredation and the poverty generated by capitalism." 

With Fidel’s death Latin America’s principal revolutionary figure of the last century has left us. Amidst our great sorrow at his passing it is difficult to assess his stature. But while emotion clouds any evaluation, the Comandante’s influence[1] can be appreciated with greater clarity now that he has left.

27/11/16
Author: 
Linda Farthing
 Demonstrators holding buckets protest amid the drought, in the center of La Paz. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

The country’s worst drought in 25 years, spurred by poor management, El Niño and climate change, has reservoirs drying up and hospitals struggling

Teodora Cauna de Quispe hasn’t had water at her house in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, for two weeks. “We can’t wash ourselves or our clothes,” she said. “Every so often there is a bit of muddy water that spurts out of the tap on my patio.”

27/11/16
Author: 
robertscribbler

“Bolivians have to be prepared for the worst.” — President Evo Morales.

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