Why are we mostly ignoring the climate crisis? The message is wrong

Decades of doom-mongering haven’t stopped global warming. This a story about people, not numbers. Sunny Hundal Open Democracy 15 October 2018 My wife asked last week whether climate change means it’s not worth having children. She was only half joking. She had asked me what the IPCC report was about and I said something like: … Continue reading Why are we mostly ignoring the climate crisis? The message is wrong

Climate Crisis is Upon Us

by Rob Urie Counterpunch Oct 15, 2018 One of the more useful allusions hidden in plain sight in the recent IPCC / UN report on climate crisis is the distinction between the pre-industrial and industrial ages that defines the era of climate crisis. Industrial capitalism, a/k/a capitalism, is the cause of climate crisis. Plenty of pseudo-scientific … Continue reading Climate Crisis is Upon Us

Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now

How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism by Umair Haque Eudaimonia Oct 10, 2018 Sometimes, when I write scary essays, I encourage you not to read them. This one’s different. It’s going to be brutal, scary, jarring, and alarming. But if you want my thoughts on the future, then read away. It strikes me … Continue reading Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now

The Rich Have an Escape Plan

https://youtu.be/dIbdJCfi6E4 Reality Asserts Itself - Rana Foroohar On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says many wealthy people understand that the climate crisis, deep recession and war are real threats, but they believe “apres moi le deluge [after me comes the floods];” the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says many of the … Continue reading The Rich Have an Escape Plan

The elimination of smallpox showed how humans can work together to solve deadly global problems

by Steven & JM Opal The Conversation Oct 2, 2018 If you were to watch a split-screen broadcast with global weather on one side and world politics on the other, you could easily conclude that we are doomed. Prodigious storms and killer heat waves announce the arrival of human-induced climate change, with more disasters to come as the planet warms … Continue reading The elimination of smallpox showed how humans can work together to solve deadly global problems

The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut

How Saudi Money Keeps Washington at War in Yemen If you were sleeping in 2010 when the Supreme Court -- you know, the perfectly reasonable one that didn’t yet have Brett Kavanaugh on it -- made political spending a form of free speech with its Citizens United case, you may not yet know that American politics is … Continue reading The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut

The Trump Administration’s Climate Nihilism

Trump administration officials now admit that climate disaster is real and on its way soon — they just don’t care. by Branko Marcetic  Jacobin October 4, 2018 When it comes to terrifying dystopian realities, it’s hard to top our current world’s combination of extreme wealth and income inequality, with an impending ecological collapse that’s being entirely ignored by … Continue reading The Trump Administration’s Climate Nihilism