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28/11/19
Author: 
Ian Angus
Capitalism is the Problem - Image by The All-Nite Images via Flickr
November 19, 2019
 
Environmental destruction isn’t driven by human nature or mistaken ideas. It is an inevitable consequence of a system built on capital accumulation.

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus spoke at an educational conference organized by Socialist Action in Toronto, on November 16, 2019. His talk has been edited for publication.


These sentences are from a recent report on the consequences of climate change:

27/11/19
Author: 
Alastair Sharp
The seven young Ontarians who served notice on Doug Ford's government over climate inaction with two Ecojustice lawyers representing them. Photo courtesy of Ecojustice

November 26th 2019

"We need to go into their court system and show them their own laws and that you need to be practicing and following them," said Beze Gray, one of seven young Ontarians who on Tuesday served legal notice on the Doug Ford government over its climate inaction.

The gang of seven are taking their climate protest from the street to the courthouse, arguing that Ford’s weakened climate targets breach their constitutional right to life, liberty and security.

25/11/19
Author: 
Joseph Stiglitz
 ‘And it should be clear that, in spite of the increases in GDP, in spite of the 2008 crisis being well behind us, everything is not fine.’ Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The way we assess economic performance and social progress is fundamentally wrong, and the climate crisis has brought these concerns to the fore

25/11/19
Author: 
Bob Weber
Ice floats in Slidre Fjord outside the Eureka Weather Station, on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, on Monday, July 24, 2006. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

November 24th 2019

For Keith Morrison, the consequences of this fall's extraordinarily warm weather across the North all came down to an urgent call for help.

The fire chief for the Arctic community of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut was at home the evening of Oct. 6 when he got word that a couple had fallen through the ice near a river mouth.

"It was pitch black," Morrison recalled.

25/11/19
Author: 
Chris D'Angelo .

Heatwaves, drought, wildfires and infectious disease threaten to undermine decades of gains in global public health.

Nov. 13, 2019

21/11/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
File photo of diesel fuel storage tanks at an oilsands facility in 2014. Pembina Institute Photo

November 20th 2019

Canada’s biggest pension fund says it's “unfathomable” that the fossil fuel sector could wield disproportionate influence over its investment decisions, after a new report claims members of its board of directors and staff are "entangled with the oil and gas industry."

20/11/19
Author: 
Oliver Wainwright
 Empowerment … a ‘lowrider’ convention in Los Angeles. Photograph: Victoria & Albert Museum

Transforming everything from cities to the climate, the car is perhaps the most important designed object of the 20th century. Our critic travels to the Detroit plant where it all began

18/11/19
Author: 
Nick Estes
 ‘“My sin was being indigenous, leftist, and anti-imperialist,” Evo said after being coerced into resigning this week. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

The indigenous-socialist project accomplished what neoliberalism has repeatedly failed to do: redistribute wealth to society’s poorest sectors

14 Nov 2019

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