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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Glasgow Climate Talks Are, in Many Ways, ‘Harder Than Paris’

by Bob Berwyn, published on Inside Climate News, November 1, 2021 Success of the two-week negotiations rides on wealthy nations committing to fast emissions cuts and paying promised aid to poor countries most threatened by global warming, the COP26 president says. To many following the decades-long journey of the United Nations climate negotiations, the 26th Conference of the Parties beginning[…]

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World Gathering of Peoples for Our Mother Earth and against the Climate Crisis – Conclusions Document

by Justine Teba, published on The Red Nation, October 23, 2021 Global Encounter of Peoples in Favor of Mother Earth and Against the Climate Crisis Topic 1. Facing the climate crises structurally from the perspective of the peoples. Topic 2. Urgent calling of Mother Earth to combat the climate crisis. Topic 3. Integral actions to combat the climate crisis and[…]

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