Sept. 3, 2018

An explosion at an oil refinery in the south of Germany has left several people injured. More than 1,800 people have been evacuated. [See video at link]

Nafeez Ahmed
bull - Image: Shutterstock

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.       

Aug 27 2018
Matthew Huber

Democratic socialism is in the air. Since Bernie Sanders’s miraculous 2016 primary run – garnering 13.2 million votes and 23 state victories – the politics of democratic socialism has grown in popularity. I believe this popularity is based on its capacity to articulate clear and simple principles.

Jonathan Watts
Blue sky begins to break through the clouds over Arctic Ocean ice Sept. 9, 2009. Photo by Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Deskcollaboration.

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer.


More than 160 killed and 200,000 forced into relief camps as heavy rain pushes water levels higher

The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Robert Chamberlin, Kukpi7 Judy Wilson

August 9, 2018


The Honourable John Horgan


The Honourable George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy


The Honourable Michelle Mungall

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests

Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall:


Casey Williams

15-19 minutes

LAST SEPTEMBER, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern US, the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance asked its readers a question: “What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?”

John Bellamy Foster

This interview of Foster by Jonas Elvander for Flamman (The Flame) addresses a wide variety of issues, including the roots of Marxian ecology, the nature of ecosocialism, the global ecological crisis, the question of green capitalism, the relation of ecosocialism to indigenous struggles, and the bases of ecological hope. It was conducted over a number of days in late July and early August 2018It was translated into Swedish and published in an abridged form in Flamman on August 9.

Ian Angus
earth hot zones
August 12, 2018

“The Earth System may be approaching a planetary threshold that could lock in a continuing rapid pathway toward much hotter conditions. … Incremental linear changes to the present socioeconomic system are not enough to stabilize the Earth System." 

Can the global climate be stabilized before runaway change creates conditions that are too hot for human civilization and deadly for most species?


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