Capitalism

17/12/21
Author: 
Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch
Ice melts on tundra and thawing permafrost in Newtok, Alaska. BONNIE JO MOUNT / THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES

The climate disruption impacts he outlines are scary enough. But in discussing the need for systemic solutions, he doesn’t even mention the dominant global economic system that is hastening the cataclysms he predicts. Gene McGuckin

Dec. 16, 2021

15/12/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Regina city hall in September 2019. Photo via Mateus S. Figueiredo / WikiMedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Dec. 15, 2021

Nearly a year after the oil and gas industry squared off with Regina’s city council over a proposed amendment to ban fossil fuel companies from sponsoring city buildings or events, a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives uncovers the playbook used to kill the motion.

15/12/21
Author: 
System Change Not Climate Change
CRYPTO: Climate Change Accelerator, Capitalist Con; a Webinar by SystemChangeNotClimateChange

Dec 14, 2021

Watch here: http://bit.ly/CryptoWebinarSCNCC

Crypto is a new financial technology. It’s phenomenally hard to understand, but it’s still catching on faster than people can catch up to what it is, let along what it’s morphing into.

13/12/21
Author: 
Sarah Krichel
Ambulances arrive at Surrey Memorial Hospital on April 2, 2020. Photo by Joshua Berson.

Dec. 9. 2021

Her new book finds pandemic coverage ignored critical issues. Now we’re paying the price.

You’ve likely read a news story that opens with an anecdote.

Like the Global News report on the death of Benito Quesada, a 51-year-old father of four and employee of meat company Cargill. Quesada moved from Mexico to High River, Alberta, with his wife Maria Mendoza-Padron and their kids. On May 12, Quesada died from COVID-19-related complications after spending a significant amount of time in a medically induced coma.

13/12/21
Author: 
Alex Kotch, The Center for Media and Democracy
Oil pumpjacks line the horizon in Chevron's Kern River Oil Field, one of the largest in the United States, located just north and east of Bakersfield, on July 7, 2021, in Oildale, California. GEORGE ROSE / GETTY IMAGES

The bill would block firms that end these investments from receiving state government contracts or managing state funds.

December 12, 2021

As climate change accelerates and environmental disasters proliferate around the world, a Big Oil-funded business lobbying group has decided to attack financial firms that are taking their money out of fossil fuel companies, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has learned.

12/12/21
Author: 
Michael Northrop
Michael Northrop

Nov. 16, 2021

Finance is uniquely positioned to save the planet, but has already financed 1.5֯ C of warming

Carbon Tracker, the London Financial Analytics shop, told us about this in 2019. Maybe because Covid-19 intervened, we didn't fully absorb it.

10/12/21
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
An international coalition is warning world leaders that corporate-backed "nature-based solutions" are scams that will lead to "dispossessions" while failing to help mitigate the climate emergency. (Photo: tcareob72/Shutterstock)

But in Canada we now have this!!

Dec. 7 - Canada announces $200 million for "nature-based solutions"

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