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How to create an ecological society

  BOOK REVIEW Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams make a powerful case that ecological disaster can be only be overcome by a revolutionary transformation on socialist principles Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation Monthly Review Press, 2017 reviewed by Sean Ledwith Counterfire, January 18, 2018 In November 2017, UN … Continue reading

Global warming may pass 1.5°C in the next five years

UK climate scientists say that warming in at least one year in the next five could blow past the target set in the Paris Accord.  From the Met Office “Decadal Forecast.” issued in January 2018. BLACK: observed temperatures. BLUE: probable range from decadal forecasts; red, retrospective forecasts. GREEN: climate simulations of the 20th Century.   … Continue reading

The Road to Food Sovereignty

  \ New Internationalist Industrial agriculture isn’t the efficient beast it’s made out to be. Peasant farming, not industrial food production, is the way to feed the world, argue Pat Mooney and Nnimmo Bassey Time is running out if the world is going to slash greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep us below a 1.5°c … Continue reading

The Long Ecological Revolution

by John Bellamy Foster Aside from the stipulation that nature follows certain laws, no idea was more central to the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, and to the subsequent development of what came to be known as modern science, than that of the conquest, mastery, and domination of nature. Up until the rise of … Continue reading

Opposition rises to planned agricultural mega-mergers

PRESS RELEASE – Friends of the Earth Europe, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, European Coordination of Via Campesina, CONCORD Europe Brussels – More than 200 organisations have called on the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to block the planned mergers of six giant agriculture corporations. The farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, … Continue reading

Ecosocialism: Putting on the Brakes Before Going Over the Cliff

by Michael Löwy New Politics Ecosocialism is an attempt to provide a radical, civilizational alternative to capitalism, rooted in the basic arguments of the ecological movement, and in the Marxist critique of political economy. It opposes to capitalism’s destructive progress (Marx) an economic policy founded on non-monetary and extra-economic criteria: social needs and ecological equilibrium. … Continue reading

CAURA: The world’s largest megadiverse park.

Venezuelan’s president has just declared CAURA an indigenous area, national park, the wooded area of more than 7 million 500 thousand hectares that makes it the largest national park in the world. The creation of the Caura Park places Venezuela at the forefront of the fight against Climate Change by protecting one of the largest … Continue reading

EMISSIONS CRISIS: Carbon dioxide levels now rising at record speed

CO2 growth rate sets new record in 2015-16.  Increase in the past ten years is 100 to 200 times as fast as the increase that ended the last ice age In 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, the great powers promised to slash greenhouse gas emissions. 25 years later, things are worse than ever CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS … Continue reading

Global climate broke multiple records in 2016; Extreme conditions continue in 2017

World Meteorological Organization says 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. Extreme weather and climate conditions continue in 2017. Adapted from WMO News Release, March 21, 2017 The World Meteorological Organization issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate … Continue reading

“Ecosocialism is more than a strategy, it’s a project for Civilization”

by Alexandre Araujo Costa, Daniel Tanuro Alexandre Araujo Costa, a Brazilian ecology activist, spoke to Belgian ecology writer and activist Daniel Tanuro on a range of questions concerning ecology and ecosocialism. Indeed, most left-wing organizations missed the point in the 1960s when the so-called “ecological crisis” emerged as a new question of broad social interest … Continue reading

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