Category: Global Warming

Jeremy Brecher: How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump

The linked defense of the workers and the climate lie at the core of Social Self-Defense against Trump and Trumpism

Yessenia Funes: What Trump Voters Think of Climate Change

It’s not what their president thinks

Stan Cox: Facebook Server Farm Powered by “Clean Energy” Will Increase Denmark’s Greenhouse Emissions

Last month, the social-media giant Facebook announced plans to build a new data center near Odense, Denmark. The expansion of server capacity was needed, the company said, to support “richer content” such as live-streaming and virtual reality. The Facebook executive who made the public announcement (live-streamed, of course), noted that the new facility would have Read more…

John Bellamy Foster: Trump and Climate Catastrophe

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice. —Donald Trump, January 2, 20141 The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the Trump administration, coupled with its goal of maximizing fossil-fuel extraction and consumption at all costs, Read more…

H. Patricia Hynes: War and Warming: Can We Save the Planet Without Taking on the Pentagon?

Our hope for turning the tide will come from local, community-based campaigns and actions

Annie Leonard: A Complete Disregard for Democracy

The vast majority of the world’s scientists say that 80 percent of remaining oils needs to stay underground. The last thing we should be doing is investing in more pipeline

George Monbiot: Donald Trump’s mission? To keep the US in the fossil age

While China invests heavily in renewable energy, the fossil economy in the US will be given the green light to squeeze every last cent from oil and coal

Zarefah Baroud: ‘The Power to Create a New World’: Capital versus Humanity

As temperatures continue to rise, American efforts to combat global warming, sadly seem to decline

Erika Spanger-Siegfried: Rex Tillerson and “We’ll Adapt” to Climate Change: Millionaire Oilmen Say the Darndest Things

People tell me that Rex Tillerson stands a good chance of being confirmed as Secretary of State this month. In the spirit of not going quietly, Senators should press him on many fronts, not least his statements about climate change adaptation. When Rex Tillerson says we’ll just have to adapt to climate change—whether it’s hubris, Read more…

Paul Rosenberg: Donald Trump’s ‘Carbon Bubble’ Economy Is Bound to Pop—the Only Question Is How Bad It Will Be

Trump’s economic policies are built on many flawed assumptions, especially a fossil-fuel boom that won’t end well

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