Climate Change

28/05/22
Author: 
Kristina Hill
Damage to the South Roosevelt Boulevard seawall after the 1944 hurricane. Photo by Florida Keys Public Libraries / Dewey Riggs Collection / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

May 27th 2022

This story was originally published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

28/05/22
Author: 
Kevin Anderson, Jessica Jewell
Figure 1 | Flooding in Houston, Texas, from Hurricane Harvey. Climate change is estimated to have made such rainfall three times more likely than it otherwise would be for the Houston area20.Credit: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty

So, even the "planning" process is fundamentally distorted by the desire to make climate "solutions" seem within reach, when no realistic, mathematically rigorous research has been done on the feasibility of these much-celebrated "mitigation pathways." Once again, the capitalist system's primary objective is shown to be protecting the capitalist system of consumption, growth, and profits. Capitalism or the future: WE CAN'T HAVE BOTH!!

       -- Gene McGuckin 

Sept. 19, 2019

25/05/22
Author: 
Dimitri Lascaris
Green Party of Canada supporters march in downtown Toronto. Photo from Shutterstock.

May 19, 2022

I stand ready to help the GPC’s next leader to build the party into a champion of an eco-socialist movement in Canada

After months of reflection and consultations with family, friends and political allies, I’ve decided not to run in the upcoming Green Party of Canada leadership contest.

Without a doubt, this has been a difficult decision.

24/05/22
Author: 
Taylor C. Noakes
 Montreal Subway - Photo by Ilia Usmanov

Mayor Valérie Plante’s recent statement that Montreal cannot afford to provide free public transit struck me as incredibly shortsighted: she might be surprised to learn how unaffordable terminal climate change is going to be.

24/05/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Vancouver is the first city in Canada to require all large, commercial buildings to use only renewable energy. Photo by Lukas Kloeppel / Pexels

May 24, 2022

Vancouver city council passed a motion last week requiring all large commercial buildings to use only renewable energy by 2040 and setting limits on carbon pollution for existing buildings, making it the first Canadian city to do so.

24/05/22
Author: 
Clare Watson
Researchers argue carbon offset hopefuls have jumped the gun in touting seaweed’s carbon-sucking potential. Photo by Oleksandr Sushko / Unsplash

Editor: The endless search for 'offsets' in a capitalist system. 

May 24th 2022

This story was originally published by Hakai Magazine and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

22/05/22
Author: 
Caitlin Cassidy and Joe Hinchliffe
Adam Bandt addresses the crowd in Melbourne after the Greens achieved their best ever result in an Australian federal election. Photograph: James Ross/AAP

May 21, 2022

Adam Bandt has hailed a “greenslide” as the Greens recorded its best ever election result, winning two lower house seats and holding hopes for two more.

The Greens have won the inner Brisbane seat of Ryan, held Bandt’s own seat of Melbourne and were ahead in the counts for the seats of Brisbane (held by the Liberal National party) and Griffith (Labor’s Terri Butler).

18/05/22
Author: 
Sharanya Hrishikesh & Meryl Sebastian
Summer began early this year with high temperatures from March

May 16, 2022

An intense heatwave is sweeping through northern India with temperatures hitting a record 49.2C (120.5F) in parts of the capital, Delhi.

This is the fifth heatwave in the capital since March.

Officials in many parts of the country have asked people to take precautions as temperatures are set to remain high.

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