Ecology/Environment

20/12/23
Author: 
Kohei Saito
Slow down: The Japanese philosopher Kohei Saito argues that is physically impossible to sustain high levels of economic growth and reduce carbon. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters Pictures)

Dec. 4, 2023

In the Global North, measures to stop climate change cannot double as ways to further economic growth

Adapted from Slow Down: The Degrowth Manifesto copyright © 2020 by Kōhei Saitō. Translation copyright © 2024 by Brian Bergstrom. Published by Astra House. All rights reserved.

14/12/23
Author: 
Nina Lakhani
The UN climate chief, Simon Stiell (left); the Cop28 president, Sultan al-Jaber; and Hana al-Hashimi, the chief Cop28 negotiator for the UAE, pose for photos at the end of Cop28. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Dec. 13, 2023

Developing countries call agreement to transition away from fossil fuels ‘unfair’ and ‘inequitable’

As the leaders of the developed world hailed the Cop28 agreement to “transition away” from fossil fuels as historic, Indigenous people, frontline communities and climate justice groups rebuked the deal as unfair, inequitable and business as usual.

13/12/23
Author: 
Phil McDuff
‘The need to keep the wheels of capitalism well-oiled takes precedence even against a backdrop of fires, floods and hurricanes.’ Photograph: Fire & Rescue NSW/AFP/Getty Images

Website editor: This article is more than 4 years old! What has changed? Well, Greta Thunberg is no longer a child.

Mar. 18, 2019

13/12/23
Author: 
 Liam Crisan

December 12, 2023  

It’s happening: the city of Albuquerque (population 1 million) is permanently eliminating public bus fares, becoming the largest US city to embrace this critical step toward racial and economic equity. A coalition headed by Together for Brothers – a community-organizing and power-building group led by and for young men of color – made the victory possible.

11/12/23
Author: 
Brent Patterson
Still from Brandi Morin video

Dec. 10, 2023

 

Open trench construction for the Government of Canada-owned Trans Mountain pipeline near Pipsell (Jacko Lake) is underway despite the opposition of land defenders.

09/12/23
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
We pretend extracting more metals to build bigger vehicles whose electricity is largely powered by fossil fuels is progress. Photo via Shutterstock.

Dec. 8, 2023

Sputtering EV promises, in 13 scenes. And the true road to surviving the climate crisis.

09/12/23
Author: 
Nelson Bennett
Artist's rendering of Ksi Lisims LNG, a floating LNG project proposed for the north end of Pearse Island snorth of Prince Rupert. | Submitted

Dec. 6, 2023

The Nisga’a Nation-backed Ksi Lisims LNG project appears to have sparked considerable pushback during a public comment period as part of the BC Environment Assessment Office’s review.

Whereas the Haisla Nations’ much smaller Cedar LNG project sailed through the environmental review process with just 16 written submissions, the Nisga’a Nation’s much larger project liquefied natural gas project – Ksi Lisims – generated more than 500 written comments, many of them anonymous, the bulk of them negative.

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