Category: Climate Change

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Juan Cole: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the Coal Plants: How Joe Biden can save the Planet

If we go on putting, globally, 36 billion metric tons of CO2 up there every year for the next two decades, then we’ll exceed the ability of the oceans to take it in

Tess Riley: Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change

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Michael Albert: Participatory Economics, Ecology, and Anarchism

Will a participatory economy be any better for the environment than capitalism?

Jake Johnson: Indigenous-Led Movement Credited With ‘Huge Victory’

“Our communities have been fighting KXL for over a decade, tooth and nail, in the dirt and in the courts.”

Extinction Rebellion: The law of the land

We’ve seen young people all around the world, from Mexico to South Korea, sue their governments for negligent climate policy

Jeremy Nichols: Last Trump sale of public lands for fracking prompts outrage and hope

President-elect Biden must follow through with commitment to ban sale of public lands for fracking, put climate, justice, public lands first

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Alleen Brown: Oil Industry Reconsiders Donations to Election Deniers — but Has Its Own Big Lie

The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the “Stop the Steal” movement

Jon Queally: Demanding Immediate Action Over ‘Empty Promises,’ Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes

“When your house is on fire,” says Greta Thunberg, “you don’t wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can.”

Robert Hunziker: An Exhausted Planet Limps Into 2021

“Scientists now find that catastrophic climate change could render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable consequent to continued high emissions, self-reinforcing climate feedback loops and looming tipping points.”

Jerry Redfern: New Mexico’s Economists: “Like It or Not, We’re at the Tail End of the Fossil Fuel Age.”

Right now, more than 40% of the state’s income relies on the boom-and-bust fortunes of oil and gas. Now, according to a trio of New Mexico’s leading economists, the time has come to change course

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