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07/12/19
Author: 
Reuters at Victoria Falls

One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fears

07/12/19
Author: 
Ben Doherty and Helen Davidson
Fire going through a fence during a bushfire in Werombi, 50km south-west of Sydney. As of Saturday night, more than 100 fires were burning in NSW and more than 40 in Queensland. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Bureau forecasts heatwave while fire authorities say dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks
• How big are the fires burning on the east coast of Australia?
• ‘Get the hell out of Dodge’: the fight to save homes from the NSW central coast inferno

Dec. 7, 2019

Dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks, fire authorities say, including a “mega-fire”, already the size of greater Sydney, that is too big to put out.

07/12/19
Greta Thunberg holds a news conference in Madrid where the COP25 climate summit is being held. Photograph: Sergio Pérez/Reuters

Activist says 4% greenhouse gas emissions rise since 2015 shows action is insufficient

6 Dec 2019 

The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has “achieved nothing” because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid.

07/12/19
Author: 
Geoff Berner
Vancouver protest march fall 2019 - Chris Yakimov

Canada’s newest political party describes itself as greener than the greens and more left than the NDP

Dec. 3, 2019

Vancouver writer and musician Geoff Berner is a board member of Canada’s newest electoral political party, the BC Ecosocialists. The following is an abridged version of a presentation he made on behalf of the board at the party’s official launch, held Oct. 28 in Vancouver.

04/12/19
Author: 
Craig Collins

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

“Out of the frying pan, into the fire” is an apt description of our current place in history. No matter what you think of globalization, I believe we’ll soon discover that capitalism without it is much, much worse.

30/11/19
Author: 
Mark Maslin

November 28, 2019

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million a year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate policy.

30/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook

November 28, 2019

The 2019 federal election has given Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, a golden opportunity. To be sure, the party's caucus was reduced to a band of 24, but a strong campaign by Singh staved off an even harsher fate that had loomed in the earlier polls. And in a minority government situation, Singh is in a pivotal position to influence the direction of the next Liberal government.

30/11/19
Author: 
Jeff Sparrow
‘Eco-fascism will emerge not through the state but as people like the El Paso perpetrator violently defend climate privilege against immigrants, environmentalists and progressives.’ Photograph: chameleonseye/Getty Images

Genuine fascists remain on the political margins, but we can increasingly imagine the space that eco-fascism might occupy

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Earlier this year, when the fascist responsible for the El Paso massacre cited ecological degradation as part motivation for his killing spree, many considered him entirely deranged.

Eco-fascism sounds oxymoronic, a mashup of irreconcilable philosophies.

30/11/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Once again, Extinction Rebellion has held a nonviolent protest in downtown Vancouver. RYAN DOUCET

[A toungue in cheek account!]

November 29th, 2019

Tonight, the Vancouver Police Department issued a terse five-line news release after a climate protest blocked downtown traffic.

Here's a line-by-line translation of what was said and what was meant.

What the VPD said in the first sentence: "The protest that impacted downtown Vancouver today has ended."

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