Climate Change

08/08/21
Author: 
Ian Angus
Harvesting grain in the 1400s

August 1, 2021

“All progress in capitalist agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the worker, but of robbing the soil.” (Karl Marx)

Robbing the Soil is a new series of articles on capitalist agriculture, part of my continuing project on metabolic rifts. Your constructive comments, suggestions, and corrections will help me get it right. -IA

08/08/21
Author: 
Tara Olivetree (Ehrcke)
PHOTO@ALIENAPERTURE

7. 12. 2021


Power

Who has more power than Shell Oil? This is one of the first questions a climate activist should ask themselves, because without finding an answer, we can’t win.

08/08/21
Author: 
Lisa Friedman
Benjamin Backer, 21, on Capitol Hill last month. He founded the American Conservation Coalition, a conservative group that advocates for environmental policies.Credit...Ting Shen for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When election time comes next year, Will Galloway, a student and Republican youth leader at Clemson University, will look for candidates who are strong on the mainstream conservative causes he cares about most, including gun rights and opposing abortion.

08/08/21
Author: 
Leyland Cecco
The charred remnants of homes and buildings in Lytton last month. Two people were killed in the Lytton blaze and most of the town destroyed. Photograph: Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters

Aug. 6, 2021

  • Residents of Monte Lake, British Columbia, told to evacuate

  • Village of Lytton devastated by wildfire last month

A second community in western Canada has been destroyed by wildfire as authorities in the region scramble to contain the destructive toll of climate change.

06/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
RCAF CF-18 Hornet fighter jets participate in a northern air defence mission during Exercise AMALGAM DART 21-1 in June. Photo via Royal Canadian Air Force / Facebook

Aug. 6, 2021

The federal government might not be directly responsible for many of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, but if it’s serious about wanting to be a climate leader, it needs to clean up its own act, says a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

05/08/21
Author: 
Sarah Kaplan

Aug. 5, 2021

‘The consequences of a collapse would likely be far-reaching’

Human-caused warming has led to an “almost complete loss of stability” in the system that drives Atlantic Ocean currents, a new study has found — raising the worrying prospect that this critical aquatic “conveyor belt” could be close to collapse.

05/08/21
Author: 
Rachel Pannett
An emperor penguin stands on Peka Peka Beach on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/AP)

Aug. 4, 2021

Nearly all of the world’s emperor penguin colonies may be pushed to the brink of extinction by 2100, a study has found, as the United States moves to list them as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

05/08/21
Author: 
Steven Mufson
Permafrost, seen at the top of the cliff, melts into the Kolyma River outside of Zyryanka, Russia, in July 2019. A new study has found that methane is being released not only from thawing wetlands but also from thawing limestone. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

Aug. 2, 2021

Scientists have long been worried about what many call “the methane bomb” — the potentially catastrophic release of methane from thawing wetlands in Siberia’s permafrost.

But now a study by three geologists says that a heat wave in 2020 has revealed a surge in methane emissions “potentially in much higher amounts” from a different source: thawing rock formations in the Arctic permafrost.

05/08/21
Author: 
Claire Asher
Banner image: A shepherd with grazing sheep. Image via Pixabay (Public domain).
 30 July 2021
  • Agriculture and food account for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, making these sectors critical in efforts to address our current overshoot of the climate planetary boundary. They are also having profound impacts on freshwater, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycles.

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