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Setting fires to stay warm

Ice and blood in Texas

Avoidable deaths, not avoided.

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Indian climate activist Disha Ravi

Social movements and organizations condemn arrest of 21-year-old Indian climate activist

21-year-old Disha Ravi was arrested on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy for her involvement with a ‘toolkit’ which contained campaign material in support of the the ongoing farmers’ agitation in the country. Two other activists also face arrest.

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A statue of Engels in Manchester, salvaged by artist Phil Collins depicted on a tea towel

Engels in the crosshairs

Frederick Engels was Karl Marx’s closest friend and collaborator. In the light of the ongoing ecological crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, Engels’ Dialectics of Nature takes on a new significance.

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Despite overcapacity, plans for coal power steadily expanded in China last year after the NEA relaxed restrictions on new coal power plants in 2019. Photo: AFP

China’s energy watchdog under fire over pollution failures

China’s energy regulator has come under rare fire from a team of central government inspectors over the agency’s lax enforcement of environmental standards.

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The environment movement we have, and the one we need

The environment movement we have, and the one we need

The ecological crisis—the disasters of earth, water, air and fire that are afflicting the global environment and the human society that depends on it—is a crisis of capitalism’s making. Karl Marx famously described capital as coming into the world “dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt”.

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Global warming vulnerable tipping points

Engels’ struggle for a dialectical concept of nature

To prevent climate catastrophe, revolutionary decisions are needed based on a widespread understanding of the “dialectics of nature”, which Friedrich Engels, on his joint mission with Karl Marx, sought to explain.

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Climate and environmental crisis

Climate and environmental crisis: Sorcerer’s apprentices at the World Bank and the IMF

In December 2020, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate, the UN General Secretary sounded the alarm because the situation has fundamentally worsened. In this article we analyze what the World Bank and the IMF have done in connection with the environmental crisis and climate change.

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The Yes Men performing an earlier hoax to highlight climate breakdown.

We can’t bank on climate action

Bank of England forced to deny taking basic climate actions after hoax from laughtervists, the Yes Men.

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UN climate report calls out global elite as cause of the crisis

The UN Emissions Gap Report released on Dec. 9, shows how far off the mark we are for averting complete climate catastrophe. Current global emissions reduction policies have us on track for 3.5 C warming by 2100, which would be catastrophic for life on Earth.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of the Budget, The United States at War, Development and Administration of the War Program by the Federal Government, Washington DC: The U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947, p. 104.

The planning and politics of conversion: World War II lessons for a Green New Deal—Part 1

This post highlights the successful government directed wartime reorientation of the U.S. economy from civilian to military production, an achievement that both demonstrates the feasibility of a rapid Green New Deal transformation of the U.S. economy and points to the kinds of organizational capacities we will need to develop.

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No, Joe Biden isn’t going to save us from climate catastrophe

No, Joe Biden isn’t going to save us from climate catastrophe

Many have celebrated Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. presidential election as a major turning point in the battle to save the world from climate catastrophe. The liberal media have been Biden’s main advocates. For example, a 12 November editorial in the Guardian argued: “Joe Biden’s win will make a big difference to international efforts […]

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Paul jay

Are “net-zero” emissions a smoke screen?

Peter Carter of the Climate Emergency Institute says “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050 and targeting 2 degrees warming are a recipe for runaway climate catastrophe. On theAnalysis.news podcast with Paul Jay.

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the Keeling Curve

Greenhouse gases set new record, despite COVID-19 lockdown

Top meteorologist: only a complete transformation of our industrial, energy and transport systems can stop climate change.

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Can we electrify our way out of climate change – or do the rich also need to consume less?

Can we electrify our way out of climate change–or do the rich also need to consume less?

As the Artic sea ice rapidly melts and the communities across the world suffer dire consequences, we are experiencing the tragedies from emitting greenhouse gases from human activities into the atmosphere.

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A global 1.5°C warming is likely by 2030 — or even earlier.

Scientists say net zero by 2050 is too late

Climate scientists now believe their predictions about the rate of the global temperature increase have been too conservative, and stronger and more decisive action is needed to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Crisis and Imperialism: The Unfair Demonization of the East

Climate Crisis and Imperialism: The Unfair Demonization of the East

Last week in the presidential debate, Donald Trump said “Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. It’s filthy. The air is filthy,” when asked about his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.

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