SCNCC Perspective

Kamran Nayeri, Our Place in the World: A Journal of Ecosociaism, January 5, 2019
Angel confronts Balaam and his donkey
The following is a slightly edited text of a presentation by Kamran Nayeri to the Revolutionary University conference in Berkeley, California, Saturday, October 13. 

Sandra Lindberg, System Change Not Climate Change, December 21, 2018
Screenshot from Financial Times Video on Climate and Migration

No Ph.D. talking here. Just a woman who reads and studies, as Marxists recommend. I’m disturbed by a video just accessed on YouTube: “Climate change and the migrant caravan.” The news piece suggests that sympathetic and enlightened attitudes lie behind the video’s creation. Applying Marxist and socialist concepts, I hope to expose some of the assumptions, misconceptions and perhaps hidden goals contained in the video.

Ted Franklin, System Change Not Climate Change, December 6, 2018
Sunrise Movement in the Halls of Congress

Climate activists must seize the time and get to work on the Green New Deal proposal.

Richard Smith, Real World Economics Review (forthcoming March 1, 2019), November 26, 2018
The wildfire that wiped out Paradise, California.

Richard Smith argues for an emergency plan to meet the climate emergency and "do what the science demands before it's too late."  This is an abridged version of a paper that will appear in the March 1, 2019 special issue of Real-World Economics Review.[1]

Carol Dansereau, Counterpunch, November 13, 2018
Blue waves gently breaking on a beach

Let me tell you about why I woke up crying today. It has to do with just how close we are to full-blown climate disaster. I was thinking about children who are already experiencing the horrible consequences of global warming, and I was thinking about particular children I love and what’s in store for them. Most of all, I was thinking about the unthinkable: that we are on the verge of ensuring that most, if not all, life on Earth will be snuffed out.

David Klein, change-links.org, October 30, 2018

The climate crisis is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.  At the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, we are headed for 4°C to 7°C of warming above pre-industrial global averages within the lifetimes of young people.  Temperature increases in this range would lead to a hothouse planet with devastating extreme weather events, and make most if not all of our planet uninhabitable. 

Phil Gasper, SocialistWorker.org, October 20, 2018

THE LATEST report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is dire. The headline in the New York Times said there is a “strong risk of crisis” by 2040. The Washington Post said we have “just over a decade to get climate change under control.” How bad is it, and what do these timelines mean?

Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, Common Dreams, October 12, 2018

The recent IPCC report has received widespread attention. The report states that rapid and bold actions are necessary to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change and that the goals of the Paris Accord will be insufficient. This has resulted in an outpouring of opinion pieces calling for individuals to take actions in their daily lives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to pressure elected officials to take significant steps to support renewable energy.

John Bellamy Foster with Fiona Ferguson, Rebel News, October 11, 2018

After a summer of scorching temperatures and forest fires, John Bellamy Fosterauthor, environmental sociologist and editor of Monthly Reviewwas interviewed by Fiona Ferguson about the oncoming threat posed by global warming and what is being dubbed as Hothouse Earth. 

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