Capitalism destroys the environment
4 July 2023 was the hottest day since records began, since then wildfires and extreme heat has scorched several countries around the world.
By Alex Rutherford and Rose Tedeschi THE RECENT Climate Change Committee (CCC) report to Parliament, demonstrates the UK’s abject failure to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. This is the third report of its type. Each one is essentially a ‘five year plan’ for adaptation to climate change. Sadly, even its limited […]
By Lars Keller WITH BRUTE force, the state and RWE have created facts on the ground, storming, clearing and demolishing Lützerath within a week. Hundreds of activists were evicted from tree houses and squats. 35,000 climate activists came out over the weekend and shouted “Lützi stays!” Many wrestled with the police in the mud and […]
Once again leaving the climate crisis in the hands of politicians and business has ended in failure.
By Rebecca Anderson THE COP26 climate conference of world leaders, meeting this month in Glasgow, has been billed as the ‘last best chance to get runaway climate change under control’. Each government will bring forward national climate plans under the 2015 Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Yet even before COP26 […]
By Chris Clough The world’s eyes will be fixed on the COP26 governmental conference on climate change in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November. But in truth little will be ‘negotiated’ there as most, if not all the fundamental points have been agreed in advance. And it is clear that the ‘big players’ – the […]
Only a rapid and radical economic transformation can save us from climate disaster.
We need to campaign between now and the COP26 to build a movement to stop climate catastrophe.
Corrupt US courts system moves to prevent an oil giant from being held accountable for its crimes.
H&M's 'Conscious' range is a distraction from the irreversible damage fast fashion is doing to the planet.
New environmental regulation prioritises the economy.
A High Court judge has granted a possession order to evict anti-HS2 campaigners from Euston tunnel.
Capitalism and climate change.
2020 set new records for global heating. Is there an alternative?
Species extinction and the destruction of nature.
A Marxist analysis of the fundamental contradictions between sustainability and the capitalist mode of production.
The environmental argument against a third runway at Heathrow is clear. Emissions from aviation already rose by thirty-two percent between 2013 and 2018. Currently they account for two percent of global carbon emissions and this amount is projected to triple by 2050 if no action is taken
THE ANNUAL GATHERING of the global business and political elite formally known as the World Economic Forum met at the Alpine ski resort of Davos from 21 to 24 January. Among the 3,000 attendees networking with ‘key players’ from politics, NGOs and academia, were 119 billionaires worth $500 billion between them. An Oxfam report, timed […]
AS WILDFIRES rage across swathes of Australia tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in every major city to demand the resignation of the government and action on the climate emergency. For weeks global media has been awash with apocalyptic images of flaming skies, refugees, incinerated forests and the charcoaled remains of […]
THE WORLD climate conference in Madrid was a complete failure. The final document is worse than ridiculous. Almost all the important issues, such as how to deal with emissions certificates or compensation for poorer countries, all of which are more immediately affected by climate change, were postponed to the next conference in Glasgow in November […]