Articles Tagged ‘Climate Change’

  • Premiers blowing hot air on climate change

    Canadian Politics

    Building more export pipelines will encourage more Sands oil production and raise greenhouse gases. Production from the oilsands, rather than Canadians’ oil and natural gas use, are Canada’s fastest growing source of emissions. Growth in Sands emissions has recently added more carbon to the atmosphere than Ontario’s phase-out of coal-fired electricity has eliminated.

  • China Helps Pave the Road to Paris with Ambitious Climate Pledge

    Asia

    Shifts like these are more than a laundry list, according to China’s INDC. They are a fundamentally new policy, one of “transforming the economic development pattern, constructing ecological civilization and holding to a green, low-carbon and recycled development path.”

  • Why I’m sitting in for climate action

    Environment

    In October, our generation will head to the polls. While politicians bank on our supposed apathy, we will turn up en masse to vote for this future we believe in. We will remember the moments when climate change touched our own communities, and, this time, we will cast our ballots for real climate leadership.

  • Beyond teamsters and turtles: Jobs, justice, climate

    Social Movements

    Those of us who have been fighting for social justice all our lives now have an opportunity to create a new vision of a just and caring society. A society where caring for each other, the land and the creatures that share it with us is a powerful transformative idea that can appeal to a majority of people around the world.

  • Why Students Are Joining the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

    Social Movements

    We’re marching because there is no Planet B. And part of what we’re marching for, part of the vision I have for our future, is for our universities to not only be places for intellectual and academic growth, but also to represent the kind of ethically and morally just society that we need to live in.

  • From FAILURE20 to COP21

    Environment

    Time is ripe for a massive mobilization of social forces from below to put pressure on our political leaders. Trade unions will have to play a decisive role in such a mobilization. It is a question of what kind of society we want to develop. It is a question of having a just transition to a society based on clean and renewable energy.

  • Naomi Klein, Jodi Dean and ‘Green Keynesianism’

    Environment

    Despite its obvious intention to challenge the corporate-dominated status quo, some Marxists fault Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything for supposedly straddling two opposing and mutually exclusive systems: capitalism and socialism.

  • Green energy won’t save the earth without social change

    Environment

    The most popular techno-fix for global warming is green energy. If energy companies would only deploy wind, hydro, solar, geothermal or nuclear, then emission-intensive fossil fuels will eventually disappear. But will that actually work?

  • 61% of Canadians say protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands

    Environment

    Canadians believe climate disruption is a moral issue and that climate protection trumps development of the tarsands and pipelines. They want politicians to control carbon pollution and give citizens a say in energy decision-making.

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate

    Environment

    The Lima Conference should have been a milestone that marked out how governments will take urgent action to tackle climate change and to support vulnerable people across the world to adapt to its locked in impacts. But it was a failure and ran up against a political-economic system that puts the pursuit of profit above the needs of people and the limits of nature.

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