COP26: Greenwashing and Plutocratic Misadventures

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 17, 2021 For all the policy failures of COP26 it may actually be an inflection point in history — a point where social and political conditions force a transformation of consciousness and politics that can usher in epochal change. COP 26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern[…]

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Woodland Biomass Idiocy

by Robert Hunziker, published on CounterCurrents, November 16, 2021 One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve “carbon neutral” status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming. The term carbon neutral (which is not the same as zero carbon and not a scientific term) when[…]

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Climate Diplomacy Must Take Africa Into Account

by Howard W. French, published on World Politics Review, November 10, 2021 The standard, “flirting with apocalypse” narrative that dominates U.S. media coverage and political debates regarding climate change goes something like this: China, which is the world’s biggest carbon emitter, and India, which is lightly industrialized and still quite substantially poor, currently represent the biggest threats to saving the[…]

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The Greenwash Con at Glasgow’s COP26

by Jeff Mackler, November 10, 2021 Literally hours before President Joseph Biden arrived in Glasgow for the COP26 United Nations climate conference, he addressed the G20 richest nations on earth in Rome demanding that the 24 OPEC+ oil-exporting nations dramatically increase their fossil fuel production in order to reduce the monopolized skyrocketing price of gasoline in the U.S., today, approaching[…]

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World Leaders Accused of Delivering Empty Promises on a Sinking Ship

by Andrea Germanos, published on Common Dreams, November 9, 2021 With just four days left of the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, climate groups are demanding world leaders urgently change course by rejecting false solutions and committing to stop greenhouse gas emissions at the source to have any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. “On the proverbial[…]

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AUKUS: Myth of a New “Cold War” Between the U.S. and China/Russia

by Jeff Mackler Socialist Action,  September 27, 2021 Friends, Jeff presents a different but useful perspective on China (and Western relations with China) from what you usually see here.  I invite discussion around this point. [jb] AUKUS, or the new and secretly negotiated $66 billion nuclear-powered submarine agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., has momentarily ruffled some[…]

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The U.S. Military Is Driving Environmental Collapse Across the Planet

by Sam Carliner, published on The Left Voice, August 19, 2021 Summer 2021 has been an alarming season for climate news. Massive fires have raged from California to Europe; countries in the Global South have been hit by deadly droughts and historic winters; and on August 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report confirming what many[…]

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Capitalist Media, Biden’s Climate Deceptions; The Race to Save Earth

by James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, June 15, 2021 It just keeps getting worse. Never in the memory of any living person on Earth, has it been this bad. Climate change is occurring; it is getting worse, and time is running out to save the planet from catastrophe. Scientists urgently note the globe is rapidly approaching the catastrophic threshold[…]

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