Green New Deal/LEAP

20/10/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Tar Sands - Two reports released Wednesday reveal Canada is lagging far behind its climate goals, with both studies making clear the only option left is reducing the production of fossil fuels. Photo by Howl Arts Collective / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Oct. 19, 2021

Two reports released Wednesday reveal Canada is lagging far behind its climate goals, with both studies making clear the only option left is reducing the production of fossil fuels.

08/10/21
Author: 
John Feffer TomDispatch
Photo by Matt Artz on Unsplash

An impressively comprehensive (and scary) summary of “the task before us, if we would not fail, is to build the earth.” And, though the author does not say it explicitly, he convincingly documents why this task cannot be accomplished with the required urgency under capitalism.

  • Gene McGuckin

Climate-Change Transition in the Age of the Billionaire

It was supposed to be the greatest transition of modern times.

18/09/21
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Photo: Firefighter working the Dixie wildfire in California, taken August 2021. (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection / Flickr)

Pleased with her good fortune, the woman remarked, “We’d planned to go to Mexico this summer, but we didn’t need to. It was hot enough here!”

In a different time, it wouldn’t be such an unsettling comment to have overheard while out and about in Alberta, where summers were short and often cool.

But in the midst of a season marked by climate extremes and disasters, it made me wonder how well it’s understood that what we’re seeing is not some temporary aberration; this new summer heat is the sign of a lasting condition. And it isn’t one we should delight in.

17/09/21
Author: 
Seth Klein
A parade of protesters makes its way down Broadway to New York City's Zuccotti Park in September 2012 to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Photo by Paul Stein / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sept. 17, 2021

Today, Sept. 17, marks the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (I know, I was surprised, too). On this day in 2011, a mass protest began in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, located in the heart of the financial district. It lasted weeks and spread to cities around the world, including many in Canada.

16/09/21
Author: 
Robert Pollin
wind and solar energy

[This is the third part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz carried in Green Social ThoughtZNet and Links. The first portion consisted of two articles by Pollin which originally appeared in Truthout and can be read here.

16/09/21
Author: 
Don Fitz
Garbage dump

[This is the final part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz carried in Green Social ThoughtZNet and Links.  The first portion consisted of two articles by Pollin which originally appeared in Truthout and can be read here.  The second portion was a response by Fitz 

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.

24/07/21
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
A young climate activist joins hundreds of fellow marchers as they walk to the White House to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden work to make the Green New Deal into law on June 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

July 19, 2021

"We don't have to wait for international agreements on the climate and nature crises," the new alliance states. "Change can happen now."

A group of global politicians on Monday launched the Global Alliance for a Green New Deal to advance "the creation of a greener, fairer world where all people and the planet can flourish."

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