Existential Threat

Sandra Lindberg, July 11, 2019

 

“Not everyone is coming to the future,

Not everyone is learning from the past.”

                        Madonna & Quavo

Editors, SCNCC, June 3, 2019
Juliana Plaintiffs Group Picture

On Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, three judges of the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments by the Trump Administration seeking to stop the Juliana v. United States lawsuit brought by a group of young people claiming a constitutional right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life" and asserting that the United States government is violating that right.

Joe Maniscalo, Labor Press, May 13, 2019
Hurricane Maria wreckage in Puerto Rcio

New York,, NY – Shut. It. Down. Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton, this weekend, urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster. 

“What we need to understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told the NY Labor History Association’s Annual Spring Conference at NYU on Saturday. “Workers really do want to engage in radical action with a clear chance of making their lives better.”

Phil Gasper, International Socialist Review, March 1, 2019
Wildfire

It’s not hyperbole to say that the accelerating climate emergency, which is getting closer to spiraling out of control, is the most serious crisis that humanity has faced in its entire history. Two reports came out at the end of 2018 that ought to have put aside any doubt that we are facing an existential crisis that threatens the continued survival of advanced human societies and possibly even our continued existence as a species.

Dr David Suzuki, Kerwin Rae Business Coach Sydney Australia, January 28, 2019
Dr David Suzuki

Australian podcaster Kerwin Rae interviews Dr. David Suzuki, the popular Canadian science broadcaster, educator, and environmental activist. Rae comments that Dr. Suzuki "hits us with some home truths about what our future will look like if we continue to live the way we have been. What will life be like for our children and grandchildren? Can the damage we’ve done to the planet be reversed? Is extinction of the human race imminent?

Greta Thunberg, Common Dreams, January 26, 2019
Greta Thunberg

The following is a slightly edited version of remarks delivered by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, January 25, 2018.

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. 

Michael Löwy, Great Transition Initiative, December 22, 2018
Michael Löwy

The capitalist system, driven at its core by the maximization of profit, regardless of social and ecological costs, is incompatible with a just and sustainable future. Ecosocialism offers a radical alternative that puts social and ecological well-being first. Attuned to the links between the exploitation of labor and the exploitation of the environment, ecosocialism stands against both reformist “market ecology” and “productivist socialism.” By embracing a new model of robustly democratic planning, society can take control of the means of production and its own destiny.

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]

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