Articles Tagged ‘Climate Change’

  • How to Change Everything

    Environment

    There is a lot of work to do. And so everyone on the Left should read This Changes Everything, argue about it, and take seriously its injunction to think through the implications of climate change for our programs and projects.

  • Renewables Steal Thunder From COP21

    Environment

    Still, at the end of the day COP21 may not make much difference. After all, renewable energy is not waiting for COP21 to nudge people to go green. Renewables have already, for some time now, been on a tear, bustling ahead as if COP21 never counts.

  • Paris climate talks: analysis of the final agreement

    Environment

    So what next? Let’s be clear: good politicians will use Paris to boost action at home, but Paris risks allowing bad politicians the space to go home, get some good publicity, and then do nothing. Investors and businesses will be looking out for what politicians do next.

  • Paris deal: Epic fail on a planetary scale

    Environment

    We shouldn’t be surprised. Instead we are using this moment to reinvigorate our base, to continue forward demanding climate justice, and to show the world, show the countries, show the corporations what people can do when we unite for climate justice.

  • Canada and 1.5 degrees: Rhetoric or real change?

    Environment

    If the Liberal government is going to endorse the 1.5C target, it cannot do so just as a rhetorical tool to bolster its credibility on climate. It must respect the science behind it, the concrete, physical realities that the number unequivocally represents.

  • System Change with the Tribunal on the Rights of Nature and Oil Watch’s ‘Annex Zero’

    Environment

    In Paris at COP 21, while governments negotiated square bracketed language, communities and organizations from all over the world displayed global solidarity and collaboration by signing a People’s Convention that formally established the International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature.

  • Trudeau fights to keep Indigenous rights in Paris climate deal

    Environment

    In sharp contrast to the previous regime, the Canadian government is fighting for the inclusion of Indigenous rights in the Paris climate accord against the resistance of U.S. and European Union powers, according to several sources.

  • Naomi Klein says politicians leading world to “very dangerous future”

    Environment

    While environmental observers from Greenpeace to Équiterre have said they’re surprisingly pleased with Trudeau and his climate negotiators so far — Klein says current country emissions targets at COP21 are “completely unacceptable.”

  • The Tragedy of the Commons, the Pope, and the System

    Environment

    The root of the problem, simply, is that human beings and nature are means for capital rather than ends in themselves; accordingly, capital tends to destroy both original sources of wealth in its drive to expand.

  • Six Ways Climate Change Is Getting Personal in the Prairies

    Environment

    Climate change is hitting home across Canada’s Prairies, whether you ski, skate, ranch, mill timber, or insure people whacked by weird weather. Scientists say a shift in weather patterns is accelerating due to greenhouse gas emissions from humans burning carbon. It’s already affecting lives in the region.

Page 1 of 8