Tag Archives: Environment

Full throttle towards climate catastrophe under capitalism

By Sam Belton  Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are now 50% higher than at the onset of capitalist industry in the 1800s. Without urgent action, it will be 100% higher by 2060. At this point, the latest IPCC report predicts that the earth’s surface temperature will have increased by between 2.4°C and 4°C. By 2040, it will be at ...

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Energy crisis in Britain: Why a socialist green deal is needed

By Mike Forster, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) Headlines warning of a Winter of Discontent have filled the media all week as the fuel crisis left angry motorists struggling to get petrol at empty forecourts. Essential workers, such as NHS, teaching, social care and other frontline staff have been unable to get to work due ...

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Gulf stream slowdown shows need to end climate change & capitalism

By Haritha Olaganathan The Gulf stream’s warmth stretches from the tip of Florida northwards along the US East Coast. It is one of many currents in the thermohaline, or Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), an essential system credited for the hospitality of the Northern hemisphere. It carries warm water from the Tropics to the North Atlantic “like a conveyor belt,” ...

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Green Party once again wrestles with its conscience… and wins

By Colm McCarthy On the 26 June the Greens announced that they had secured the necessary two-thirds majority to enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. In the end it was not even close, as 76% of their members supported the deal – a larger percentage than Fianna Fáil (74%), or a non-weighted measurement of the Fine Gael electoral ...

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The Auto Industry, Jobs and a Green Future

By Christian Bunke, Martina Gergits, Philipp Chmel, Stefan Brandl, Brettros (SLP-our sister organisation in Austria)  The automobile industry, along with the oil industry, remains the world’s largest and most dominant industrial sector. More than eight million people are directly employed by the auto manufacturers, and millions more work in connected industry. It employs hundreds of thousands of workers in Germany and ...

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No importation of fracked gas!

By Gary McDonald  “I believe we have a chance here, a chance to replace a climate of fear and anxiety with a new climate of action and opportunity, that’s in our hands, responding to the challenge of the century with creativity, imagination, courage and, above all, determination” The sheer hypocrisy of this drivel that was uttered by Leo Varadkar at ...

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System Change not Climate Change – Who is afraid of Greta?

Alternative Socialiste, CWI Québec (sister orgaisation of the Socialist Party in Quebec)  Is Greta Thunberg a young woman who is “mentally unstable” and spokesperson for “climate alarmism?”  This is how Quebec’s small elite describe the Swedish environmental activist, who will be the guest of honour at Montreal’s big climate march on September 27. Why do they attack her so aggressively? ...

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Amazon Forest – Burning the Future

“AT FIRST I thought I was fighting to save the rubber trees. Then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.” Brazilian trade union leader and environmentalist, Chico Mendes who was assassinated by a cattle rancher in 1988.

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