Climate Change

02/08/21
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Left Streamed & Socialist Register
Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch

July 25, 2021

Part 2 of the “Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch” series.

You can watch the video here.

Discussion moderated by Sharmini Peries. Speakers: Sam Gindin, Barbara Epstein, Bhaskar Sunkara, Trevor Ngwane, and Minqi Li.

02/08/21
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Eriel Deranger Voices | Jul 30 2021
Illustration: The Breach

July 30, 2021

Colonialism caused climate change. Indigenous rights are a solution

Hours after narrowly escaping the fire that scorched his town, Lytton, B.C. resident Gordon Murray offered a warning to the rest of us.

“We are a small, rural, Indigenous, low-income community, and we’re the spearpoint of climate change – but it’s coming for everybody,” he said on a national newscast, still wearing the same clothes he wore the day before, when he and his partner had fled their home.

01/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
With costs at Muskrat Falls soaring from $7.4 billion to $13.1 billion, Ottawa is offering the province a major cash injection as it struggles to pay for the dam. Photo via Nalcor Energy

July 29th 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped into Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday with a multibillion-dollar bailout package designed to beat down the soaring costs of the contentious Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and avert a feared bankruptcy.

30/07/21
Author: 
Sandy Garossino
Premier Jason Kenney's anti-Alberta energy inquiry has impacted environmentalists (clockwise from top left: Ed Whittingham, Tzeporah Berman, Greg Knox and Shannon Phillips). Photos by Alex Tétreault, SkeenaWild, Twitter, submitted

It’s time to apologize to the innocent Canadian environmentalists that you and your allies have hounded, vilified and intimidated for almost a decade. Steve Allan’s anti-Alberta energy inquiry has found the accusations against them to be a complete sham.

Clear their names, once and for all.

Tell the truth, at long last, and admit you were wrong.

Take it back. Take it all back.

I have read the draft Allan report in full.

30/07/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Lions Gate Bridge Vancouver BC - Government and its critics agree infrastructure needs to be built for a changing climate, but how it's financed will be pivotal to the type of infrastructure Canadians get. Photo by Andy Li / Unsplash

July 30th 2021

Government and its critics agree infrastructure needs to be built for a changing climate, but a debate about how to finance it will prove pivotal to the type of infrastructure Canadians get.

30/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Wildfire - NPS Climate Change Response/Flickrs

July 29, 2021

Half of Canadians say the recent wave of heat, drought, and wildfires sweeping the country has given them a heightened sense of urgency about the climate crisis, according to an Ipsos poll released Wednesday by Global News.

30/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
fields on fire - Daria Devyatkina/Flickr

July 29, 2021

In yet another sign that our current systems are poorly equipped for the demands of climate change, California farmers are being left unprotected as insurance companies raise premiums and drop renewals to compensate for the increasing risk of wildfires.

“Nobody knows for sure how many farm owners have lost coverage, but what’s clear is that the trend has sent shock waves through California’s agricultural regions,” writes Grist.

30/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Members of Louis Bull Tribe and Iron & Earth collaborate on a solar installation project - Green Energy Futures/DSF

July 29, 2021

Wages for U.S. renewable energy workers stack up poorly against their coal and gas counterparts, casting doubts on President Joe Biden’s vision for a green sector that rebuilds the middle class.

“On its current trajectory, the green economy is shaping up to look less like the industrial workplace that lifted workers into the middle class in the 20th century than something more akin to an Amazon warehouse or a fleet of Uber drivers,” writes the New York Times.

30/07/21
Author: 
Oliver Milman
The Tesoro oil refinery in Washington state. Photograph: Kevin Schafer/Getty Images

July 28, 2021

Whatcom county’s council passed measure that bans new refineries, coal-fired power plants and other related infrastructure

A county in Washington state has become the first such jurisdiction in the US to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, following a lengthy battle over the impact of oil refineries on the local community.

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