Articles Tagged ‘Environment’

  • Ecological Economics and Changing Everything


    Polycentric commons-building at multiple scales is climate action, and also builds institutions that challenge, destabilize, and create alternatives to capitalism.

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate


    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.

  • Vanishing Point


    More than half of all the wild animals on Earth have been annihilated within my lifetime. The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish has declined 52 per cent in the last 40 years.

  • Bolivia to host 2015 meeting of social movements to fight climate change


    Meeting in Havana December 14, the 13th summit of ALBA leaders endorsed a Bolivian proposal to host an international assembly of social movements in 2015 to discuss and adopt a united strategy for fighting climate change.

  • Ecosocialism: Why Greens Must be Red and Reds Must be Green


    Ian Angus discusses the need to build a movement based on socialist and ecological principles to counter and supplant the destructiveness of capitalism.

  • Climate Justice Resurfaces Amidst New York’s Corporate Sharks


    The world’s largest ever march against climate change on Sunday (21 September) brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York, starting a lively parade at Central Park. On Tuesday, 120 of the world’s political leaders – notably not including the Chinese and Indians – gathered 25 blocks away at the United Nations.

  • We Need System Change to Stop Climate Change


    Viking I landed on Mars, the Ramones released their first album, the Soweto Uprising began in South Africa, North and South Vietnam reunified to become the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Gerald Ford was in the White House. 1976: The same year scientists discovered that refrigerant chemicals, chlorofluorocarbons, better known as CFCs, were responsible for creating a hole in the ozone layer. That was also the last time when global average temperatures were below the 20th century norm.

  • An interview with Vandana Shiva


    CD had a rare opportunity to interview renowned Indian eco-feminist and alter-globalization activist Vandana Shiva when she visited Winnipeg this past spring. Shiva is a fierce critic of agricultural genetic engineering, and a tireless advocate of saving seed and preserving biodiversity.

  • Struggles against gold-mine on Indigenous land

    Indigenous Politics

    For Vancouver-based Taseko Mines, Fish Lake is the chief obstacle to development in the region. The company claims the lake must be part of the plan to exploit the rich gold and copper reserves in the area, which it refers to as the Prosperity deposit.

  • Canada’s New Climate Abolitionists

    Today, as we face down the reality of a warming and destabilized climate, the environmental movement is in need of new energy. This new surge of energy and organizing on campuses, in high schools, in communities and on the frontline of destruction is inspiring, and a sign that the youth climate movement may finally be ready to take on the task at hand.

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