The catastrophic social changes threatened by global climate change looms over humanity’s future. In Sept. 2014, international climate talks were again scheduled, this time in New York City under the auspices of the U.N. As demonstrated before and since, in cities like Kyoto, Copenhagen, Durban, Doha and Lima, these talks proposed solutions that were slow and toothless at best, and do-nothing avenues for free market stop-gap proposals at worst.
While it is important for China and the US, the two largest CO2 emitters, to walk hand in hand in cooperation, the agreement lacks "all of the above strategies" required to achieve the necessary reductions, says Janet Redman of IPS and Professor Minqi Li of the University of Utah
In anticipation of an upcoming climate summit of world leaders scheduled for New York City at the end of this summer, advocates of bold and transformative action to curb global emissions and avert the worst impacts of global warming are both speaking out andreadying action.
We know what has to be done to stop climate change. We also know why the ruling class refuses to take decisive action. We need a total break from thirty years of neo-liberalism and the ideology of the market. And we need a vision of a world of human solidarity.
The CNN left/right debate show Crossfire was off for a while last month, apparently because there's no way to "debate" the search for a missing plane. The show returned this week, and Tuesday's show (5/6/14) illustrated another issue that should be considered beyond the realm of the "both sides" TV debate: climate change.
Performance artist Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir staged an exorcism recently in the Robobee lab at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), The Choir dressed up as queen bees and sang a song in honor of the threatened Honey Bee. With its capacity for artificial pollination, the Robobee could replace the Honey Bee, which is facing extinction.