The covid crisis has once again revealed the incapacity of capitalism to meet society’s needs. The former assistant general secretary of the PCS civil servants’ union (UK), Chris Baugh, who during his term of office […]
Britain: Climate change election debate – Corbyn offers best green solutions but needs to go further
Friday 29 November saw the broadcast of the first ever election debate over climate change – no doubt arranged in response to the global mobilisation of young people protesting for immediate action to be taken […]
“Even an entire society, a nation or all simultaneously existing societies taken together are not owners of the earth, they are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state […]
Recent images of the Amazon rainforest ablaze highlighted the scale of change currently underway. At the height of the fires, an area the size of a football pitch was destroyed every minute. Greenland’s ice sheet […]
Ever since the initial warnings of global warming 70 years ago, the starkest feature is capitalism’s inability to act on this existential threat. The Environment: a history of the idea tracks this trail of systemic […]
Since the beginning of 2019, young people have been walking out of their schools and colleges to demand urgent action from the politicians on climate change. Millions internationally are searching for solutions to the climate […]
Protests against climate change and capitalism’s degradation of our environment have been growing. Now the world’s leading scientists warn that human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of Earth’s natural ‘life-support systems’.
On Friday 15 March, tens of thousands of school and college students are expected to once again walk out of their classrooms to join the global strikes against climate change. The last strike, on 15 […]
Recent research in the journal Nature Geosciences, mainly by scientists based in Britain, on the possibility of limiting global warming to a 1.5C rise above pre-industrial levels has been seized on by climate change sceptics.