Category: Climate Change

Jeremy Brecher: Jobs, Justice, & Clean-Energy

The Clean Energy Future will provide many new jobs for each that is lost. There will, however, be fewer jobs in coal, oil, and gas extraction and burning and in nuclear energy.

Juan Cole: The Last Time…

The last time summer was this hot humans hadn’t left Africa…

Jon Queally: As Tribes Fight Pipeline, Internal AFL-CIO Letter Exposes ‘Very Real Split’

Leaked letter circulated within nation’s largest labor federation illustrates troubling disconnect when what working people deserve and what climate science compels are actually the same thing

Pete Dolack: Global warming will accelerate as oceans reach limits of remediation

If we are to be serious about reversing global warming, we have to create an economic system based on human need that is stable as a steady-state system and under democratic control, rather than our present authoritarian system

George Monbiot: Carmageddon Beckons

Car use takes a huge toll on our health and on the planet. We need to kick our addiction to driving

Stan Cox: If There’s a World War II-Style Climate Mobilization, It has to Go All the Way—and Then Some

Our national acclimatization to ecological reality can succeed only with sweeping grassroots support and participation

Noam Chomsky: Global Warming and the Future of Humanity

The world needs to adopt alternative energy systems as quickly as possible. And finally, it is crucial to explore technologies to assist us in reversing climate change — as time is running out

Norman Solomon: AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead

In sharp contrast to the AFL-CIO’s top echelon, some unions really want to restrain climate change and are now vocally opposing the Dakota pipeline

Zoltan Grossman: Where are the Cowboys in the Standing Rock Standoff?

In the movements that I have experienced and studied, the stronger that Indigenous nations assert their cultural and political distinctiveness, the stronger is the bridge and alliance they ultimately build with their rural white neighbors

Kyle Powys Whyte: Why the Native American pipeline resistance in North Dakota is about climate justice

The protection of sacred sites and worries over contaminated water supplies are simultaneously concerns about climate justice and its relation to U.S. colonialism

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