Environment

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

On the eve of the historic climate march in NYC last weekend, over a thousand people packed into a church while hundreds more were turned away. They came to hear Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges and Bill McKibben. Thousands more have since watched this electrifying event on TV, YouTube and various news […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Global Warming is Real Across the world, people and environments are feeling the impacts of Global Warming – with increased flooding, storms and droughts. In 3 years (2011 & 2014), Manitoba has been hit by 2 floods, each described as once in 300 year events. The Arctic ice cover is shrinking. The Central Valley of […]

How Would Socialism Work? And How Could It Help Stop Climate Change?
By August 20, 2014 Read More →

How Would Socialism Work? And How Could It Help Stop Climate Change?

Humanity is at one of the most important crossroads in its 200,000 year history. Having spread across the globe about 30,000 years ago, we advanced through various stages of hunting and gathering to develop agriculture and animal husbandry 20,000 years later. This began a shift from human muscle power to animal muscle power as our […]

Has world population reached its limits?
By February 14, 2014 Read More →

Has world population reached its limits?

Review of Too Many People? By Ian Angus and Simon Butler Haymarket Books, 2011 ONE OF the major divisions within environmentalists is on the issue of population and ‘overpopulation’, with many claiming that a key cause of environmental damage is too many people. The British Royal Society recently released a report, People and the Planet, […]

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

“It is already 10 past midnight” On Friday the 15th of November, 700 Belgian activists boarded a train to Warsaw specially chartered by “Climat et Justice Sociale” (Climate and Social Justice) to join a demonstration on the margins of the COP 19 (19th conference), the climate summit of the UN, which took place in the […]

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Thousands killed and 11 million affected by strongest storm ever Typhoon Haiyan (‘Yolanda’ in the Philippines) has caused destruction on a massive scale. This storm was three times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,400 people in the United States in 2005. Winds that ripped into the eastern Philippines on Friday 7 November were […]

US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

This is the text of a flier Socialist Alternative handed out at a public hearing in Seattle. A consortium of corporations want to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal – North America’s largest coal export terminal north of Seattle in Bellingham, WA. These corporations seek to exploit the poor economic conditions and massive unemployment faced by […]

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Arctic Sea Ice Drops to a New Record Low

Arctic Sea Ice Drops to a New Record Low

This past September saw the lowest amount of Arctic summer sea ice recorded in 33 years of measurement. Climate change experts warn that the Arctic could be ice-free as early as 2020, 30 years earlier than the last estimate published in 2007. A complete loss of summer sea ice has devastating consequences for not only […]

Peak Oil and Profits Behind Deepwater Disaster
By May 11, 2010 Read More →

Peak Oil and Profits Behind Deepwater Disaster

The disaster caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was a human disaster but not of the workforce’s making. It is due to decisions of the oil companies and the government. A year previously, BP, the oil company leasing the rig, did an environmental study of the operation. This study claimed there […]

A Sustainable World is Technically Possible

A Sustainable World is Technically Possible

As the Copenhagen summit approached last December, Scientific American ran a striking cover story, A Plan for a Sustainable Future. This showed how wind, water and solar power could supply the entire world’s energy needs by 2030. (November 2009) Renewable energy is superabundant. Authors Mark Jacobson of Stanford University and Mark Delucchi of the University […]