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Nov 12 2014 - 08:45
Author: 
Richard Smith

Since the 1990s, climate scientists have been telling us that unless we suppress the rise of carbon dioxide emissions, we run the risk of crossing critical tipping points that could unleash runaway global warming, and precipitate the collapse of civilization and perhaps even our own extinction. To suppress those growing emissions, climate scientists and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have called on industrialized nations to slash their carbon dioxide emissions by 80 to 90 percent by 2050.

Nov 6 2014 - 08:30
Author: 
Daniel Tanuro

The International Panel on Climate Change has now published the fifth Synthesis Report along with a Summary for Policy Makers. The diagnosis is no surprise:

Oct 13 2014 - 06:45
Author: 
Naomi Klein

To avoid catastrophe, we must seize corporate polluters’ wealth. And to do that, we must change everything.

Oct 12 2014 - 15:30
Author: 
Fred Magdoff

It is my contention that we are not facing the root cause of our problems, and until we do, there is no hope of solving the social and ecological problems confronting the world. The primary problem is the inner moving force of capitalism—its Achilles heel regarding the environment—the unending accumulation of capital, which means perpetual “creative destruction.” Produce and sell more stuff next year and more than that in the following yearfor all of eternity.

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Sep 29 2014 - 05:00
Author: 
Colin Kinniburgh

By now, you’ve seen the photos. With over 300,000—likely closer to 400,000—marchers streaming through the center of Manhattan, the People’s Climate March exceeded the organizers’ expectations and my own. It made the record books and then some, marking a scale of protest not seen in this country since the beginning of the Iraq war.

Sep 25 2014 - 17:15
Author: 
John Foran

This Changes Everything – John’s Journey to the New York City Climate Convergence


Saturday, September 20, 2014
 

The Day Before the March:  Four Anti-Capitalists and Bill McKibben

 

“Nothing passes the U.S. Congress without the approval of the oil companies and Wall Street.”

– Bernie Sanders

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Sep 25 2014 - 09:45
Author: 
Paul D'Amato

HUNDREDS OF thousands of people--some estimates ranged above 300,000--gathered in New York City September 21 to protest government inaction on climate change, ahead of a United Nations climate summit held two days later.

Sep 16 2014 - 07:30
Author: 
Chris Williams

1976: Viking I landed on Mars, the Ramones released their first album, the Soweto Uprising began in South Africa, North and South Vietnam reunified to become the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Gerald Ford was in the White House. The same year scientists discovered that refrigerant chemicals, chlorofluorocarbons, better known as CFCs, were responsible for creating a hole in the ozone layer was also the last time when global average temperatures were below the 20th century norm.

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Sep 5 2014 - 13:00
Author: 
Chris Williams

According to new data on the climate crisis, such as new satellite mapping of the polar ice caps melting at an unprecedented rate released by NASA and the IPCC draft report leaked last week warning that if you stay on the present course, that increasing greenhouse gas emissions, there will be, quote, "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems". We are actually now in a climate crisis.

 

What’s in the Ground Must Stay in the Ground
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Aug 30 2014 - 12:45
Author: 
Ethan Corey and Jessica Corbett

Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs (2000), Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein took on topics like neoliberal “shock therapy,” consumerism, globalization and “disaster capitalism,” extensively documenting

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