New on Climate & Capitalism – Ecosocialism Not Extinction!

24 October 2021 — Climate & Capitalism

Ecosocialism not Extinction

This statement was drafted by the Ecosocialist Alliance, a UK-based coalition organized by Green Left, Left Unity and Anti-Capitalist Resistance. After discussion and adoption of amendments proposed the Global Ecosocialist Network, it has been endorsed by a wide range of individuals and groups, including Climate & Capitalism. It will be distributed at COP26, the United Nations climate conference that opens on October 31 in Glasgow.
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The Climate Bomb: Failures to Confront the Unspeakable, and The Way Ahead

14 October 2021 — Global Research

Part II

By Elizabeth Woodworth

In the last 50 years there have been two major threats to life on our planet.  The first, the nuclear arms race and its near disaster of 1962, was narrowly averted by President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy, who then set a course for peace. [There’s a PART I to this essay but  I have been unable to locate it. WB]

The second, the ticking climate bomb on its short “business as usual” fuse, has no solution in sight.

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COP26: will Police Scotland keep their promises?

12 October, 2021 — NetPol

Police Scotland invite the press to witness their ongoing public order training at Craigiehall Camp at South Queensferry. Iain Masterton/Alamy Live NewsPolice Scotland invite the press to witness their ongoing public order training at Craigiehall Camp at South Queensferry. Iain Masterton/Alamy Live News

With plans for 10,000 police officers on duty every day during the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next month, a concerted public relations campaign from Police Scotland has promised a “human rights-based approach” to the policing of protests.

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‘Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity’

12 October, 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Will COP26 Act?

World Health Organization urges ‘rapid and ambitious action to halt and reverse the climate crisis’

On October 11, the World Health Organization published a special report on climate change and health. The Health Argument for Climate Action is being submitted to participants in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which opens in Glasgow on October 31. During COP26, WHO will hold a Global Conference on Health & Climate Change, with a special focus on climate justice and the healthy and green recovery from Covid.-19

The following is from the report’s introduction. The full report, including detailed resources and case studies for each recommendation, can be downloaded here (PDF 4.7 MB).

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, October 2021

5 October 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Mass extinction, movement building, fire and more. Seven books for understanding and changing the world


Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly column, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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Leaked report of the IPCC reveals that the growth model of capitalism is unsustainable

23 August 2021 — MROnline

| Satellite image showing smoke from Siberian forest fires reaching the North Pole August 3 2021 | MR Online Satellite image showing smoke from Siberian forest fires reaching the North Pole (August 3, 2021). Image credit: Felton Davis, Flickr.

The second draft of the IPCC Group III report, focused on mitigation strategies, states that we must move away from the current capitalist model to avoid surpassing planetary boundaries and climate and ecological catastrophe). It also confirms our previous reports, covered by CTXT and The Guardian, that “greenhouse gas emissions must peak in the next four years”. The new leak acknowledges that there is little or no room for further economic growth.

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On the brink–the scenario that the IPCC is not modelling

11 August 2021 — MROnline

| IPCC Report | MR Online

Originally published: Anti-Capitalist Resistance by Daniel Tanuro (August 11, 2021 )

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group[1] has presented its Physical Basis Report as a contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, due in early 2022. The report and its summary are written in the precise style and vocabulary of scientific publications that make ‘objective’ statements. However, never before has a report by global warming experts given such an impression of the anguish caused by the analysis of the facts in the light of the inescapable laws of physics.

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The IPCC Report: Key Findings and Radical Implications

19 August 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Beyond the headlines: what climate science now shows about Earth’s future. Can we act in time?

by Brian Tokar

The UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest comprehensive report on the state of the earth’s climate. The much-anticipated report dominated the headlines for a few days in early August, then quickly disappeared amidst the latest news from Afghanistan, the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the US, and all the latest political rumblings. The report is vast and comprehensive in its scope, and is worthy of more focused attention outside of specialist scientific circles than it has received thus far.

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Where Best to Ride Out the Climate Apocalypse? The Billionaires’ Bunker Fantasies Go Mainstream

15 August, 2021 — Global Research

By Jonathan Cook

Having written posts on this blog for several years now, I have become ever more sensitive to how we, as news consumers, are subject to ideology – the invisible, shifting sands of our belief system.

Those beliefs are not inbuilt, of course. How could they be? We are not born with pre-loaded software like a computer – even if our mental “hardware” may shape what kind of information we are capable of processing and how we process it.

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From nuclear winter to boiling summers, capitalism continues to threaten the world

15 August 2021 — theplanningmotivedotcom

This article is not about saving the world, but why the capitalist class cannot save it. Capitalism has given rise to global warming through its drive for profits, and this drive will prevent it from reversing global warming. It is said capitalism is eminently adaptable. True, but that adaption has only occurred when and if such adaption led to more profit not less. 

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