War/military

27/12/21
Author: 
Koohan Paik-Mander
Book cover - The SuperFerry Chronicles

December 17, 2021  

The US military is famous for being the single largest consumer of petroleum products in the world and the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its carbon emissions exceed those released by “more than 100 countries combined.”

30/11/21
Author: 
Yves Engler
Author Yves Engler argues that the federal government's decision to buy F-35 fighter jets will exacerbate the climate crisis. MASTER SGT. DONALD R. ALLEN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Nov. 29, 2021

The Trudeau government’s plan to buy 88 new fighter jets and 15 combat vessels will do little to protect Canadians from this country’s most serious threats. And some people are angry enough to take the streets to send this message to Ottawa. Two dozen rallies were held across the country last week to oppose a fighter jet purchase that will exacerbate an existential menace.

14/11/21
Author: 
Patrick Martin
Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Nov. 9, 2021

As the global climate summit COP26 drags out to its miserable end this week in Glasgow, Scotland, the major capitalist powers and the banks and corporations that call the shots in national and world politics have largely failed in their efforts to use the summit to provide a semblance of “progress” in resolving the global climate emergency.

09/11/21
Author: 
Jonathan Cook
A US-made Israeli F-35 fighter jet performs during an air show over the beach in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, 9 May 2019 (AFP)

Nov. 8, 2021

Leaders at the COP26 summit have no intention of tackling the growing environmental impacts caused by their 'defence' spending

orld leaders gathered in Glasgow last week for the COP26 summit in a bid to demonstrate how they are belatedly getting to grips with the climate crisis. Agreements to protect forests, cut carbon and methane emissions and promote green tech are all being hammered out in front of a watching world.

03/11/21
Author: 
B. Michael
Delegates sit during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, on Monday.Credit: YVES HERMAN/ REUTERS

Once again, they’re standing beside each other in a long row. With ties around their necks, excited but serious expressions on their 

Once again, they’re standing beside each other in a long row. With ties around their necks, excited but serious expressions on their faces and brows photogenically wrinkled with concern, they’re ready to save the world from the fiery furnace.

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