Climate Change

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Academics Urge Government Climate Action: Sources News Release
Article
2009
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Arctic Death Rattle
Hunziker, Robert
Article
2016
The warming of the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc thro...
The Arctic Turns Ugly
Hunziker, Robert
Article
2016
Runaway global warming is far and away humankind's biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it'll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched...
As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
Grossman, Elizabeth
Article
2016
The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached al...
Australia: Socialist Alliance's 'International Political Perspectives' Resolution
Socialist Alliance
Article
2014
Resolutions adopted by the 10th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance, June 7-9, 2014.
Beckoning Committed Climate Activists: Extreme Weather and Even More Extreme Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Bond, Patrick
Article
2013
It is evident the climate crisis is far more severe than most scientists had anticipated.
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
Book
1989
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
The Cancer in Occupy
Hedges, Chris
Article
2012
The Black Bloc anarchists, who have been active on the streets in Oakland and other cities, are the cancer of the Occupy movement. The presence of Black Bloc anarchists — so named because they dress i...
Capitalism is failing the planet
Weedall, Gemma
Article
2014
If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with environmental sustainability because of three key featu...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Coles, Nick
Article
2013
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
Climate Change As Genocide
Klare, Michael T.
Article
2017
Is this what a world battered by climate change will be like—one in which tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of people perish from disease, starvation, and heat prostration while the rest of ...
Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction
Nyberg, Daniel; Wright, Christopher
Book
2015
The authors examine the intricate relationship between corporations and climate change, while also looking at how corporations shape political and social responses to climate change.
Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world.
Climate change: It's going to take a revolution
rs21
Film
2015
A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but it's going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations...
Climate change: the eco-socialist solution
Article
2009
Climate change reminds us, in a phrase attributed to Lao Tzu, that "if you don't change direction you may end up where you are heading." The road of capitalism is now lined with horrors and we must fi...
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
Hoggan, James; Littlemore, Richard
Book
2009
Tracking the global warming denial movement from its inception, public relations advisor James Hoggan (working with journalist Richard Littlemore), reveals the details of those early plans and then tr...
Climate Crisis Hits Pakistani Women: Against The Current vol. 144
Khaliq, Bushra
Article
2010
Pakistan is among the countries that will be hit hardest in the near future by effects of climate change, even though it contributes only a fraction to global warming. The country is witnessing severe...
Climate Crisis - The Collapse In Corporate Media Coverage
Article
2011
We find that Britain and the US - the two countries responding most aggressively to alleged 'threats' to human security in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya - are also the two countries least...
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Smith, Richard
Article
2014
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
Climate Crisis Threatens Food Security of Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Togo, Comoros, and Many Other Countries
Article
2012
Climate crisis is threatening seafood and fish in gulfs, seas, and oceans. As a result, countries dependent mainly on fish and seafood are threatened.
The Climate Denial Industry Is Out To Dupe The Public. And It's Working
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The climate denial industry consists of people who are paid to say that man-made global warming isn't happening.
"Climate Justice" and the Left: The Necessity of a Mass Movement: Against The Current vol. 141
Davenport, Nick
Article
2009
The climate crisis -- a crisis not of civilization, as some commentators would have it, but of capitalist production -- requires a political response that is long overdue, and is finally stirring. Now...
Climate politics must be as radical as the climate crisis
Butler, Simon
Article
2013
If the climate action movement allows its goals to be shaped by what is permissible in a capitalist economy then it has already failed. To respond to the climate emergency, our politics must be as rad...
CO2 Emissions are Being 'Outsourced' by Rich Countries to Rising Economies
Goldenberg, Suzanne
Article
2014
Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe.
A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government's Climate Data
Brown, Alleen
Article
2017
Via memos leaked to the press, rogue tweets, and unnamed agency sources, the public learned of growing pressure on federal employees to avoid sharing their scientific work. Meanwhile, small but signif...
Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism
Muhammad, Umair
Book
2014
Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Science Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
Tokar, Brian
Article
2015
The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - ...
Crossing the River of Fire: The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything
Foster, John B.; Clark, Brett
Article
2015
A review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything" on climate change and its political enviroment.
The Dead End of Climate Justice: How NGO Bureaucrats and Greenwashed Corporations are Turning Nature Into Investment Capital
Simons, Tim; Tonak, Ali
Article
2010
The notion of climate debt, highlighted as the principle avenue of struggle for the climate justice movement, poses some large problems. Contemporary demands for reparations justified by the notion of...
Death By A Thousand Cuts: Earth Enters The 'Danger Zone'
Media Lens
Article
2015
2014 was the warmest year on record for the world; possibly the warmest in 5000 years. Even worse, this warming will soon double the pollution levels of our planet. Meanwhile, corporate media couldn't...
A Death Sentence For Africa: The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables
Article
2011
Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a glo...
A Direct Tax On Fossil Fuel Is What The World Needs Urgently
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2009
A direct tax on fossil fuels is the only realistic way to achieve the necessary cuts.
Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
Marshall, George
Book
2014
A book that tries to understand why people are so prone to deny or ignore the reality of climate change.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
$88 billion a year in subsidies for climate disaster: Global governments spend more than double what energy companies invest to find new regions for oil and gas drilling, despite climate change
Prupis, Nadia
Article
2014
Despite pledging in 2009 to phase out public subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, G20 countries have disregarded those promises and are currently spending $88 billion a year in taxpayer money to fu...
Eliizabeth Kolbert's Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Against The Current vol. 125
McGough, John
Article
2006
Floods in normally drought-stricken eastern India have killed hundreds and left 1.5 million homeless this summer. Closer to home, a record-setting heat wave this June killed 225 in the United States, ...
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
Foran, John
Article
2016
An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
Grandia, Kevin and DeMelle, Brendan
Article
2016
Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state un...
Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Book
2006
A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
Five Challenges for Ecosocialists in 2008
Angus, Ian
Article
2007
Ecosocialism is not separate from the existing left and green movements, and it is not a structured movement on its own. Rather, it is a current of thought within existing socialist and green-left mov...
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
Ekeland analyzes climate activist Hansen's climate change exit strategy and why it has not been supported or pursued by political and environmental groups.
Gates of Delusion: Media Distortions and REAL Climate Scandals
Article
2010
Climate-related storms in a teacup have been appearing in the corporate media almost on a daily basis. This nonsense is distracting attention from a mountain of evidence that human-induced climate cha...
The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction
Angus, Ian (ed.)
Book
2009
A guide to the debate on climate change, a sourcebook that makes the case for anti-capitalist action as the only effective way to stop global warming.
Global Warning...Global Warming
Bernarde, Melvin A.
Book
1992
God's plan for climate change
Sottile, J P
Article
2014
How, and why, does the US Right and its evangelical 'Christian' wing campaign for mal-education, ignorance, corporate dominance, and the profligate consumption of fossil fuels?
A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest
deBuys, William
Book
2011
In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages,...
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
Greenhouse Earth
Nilson, Annika
Book
1992
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record: Sources News Release
Article
2013
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet ...
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
Anderson, Mitchell
Article
2015
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
Monbiot, George
Book
2006
Concerns about the effects of global warming on the Human species - especially those unfortunate enough to live in poorer countries - require drastic action, far outstripping the recommendations of th...
The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription
Gelbspan, Ross
Book
1997
A book discussing the ever-worsening threat of global climate change.
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
Mann, Michael E.
Book
2012
Michael E. Mann, lead author of the original paper in which the Hockey Stick graph first appeared, shares the story of the science and politics behind the controversy of climate change, and the implie...
How Much Does Climate Change Change?
Cox, Janice; Gasser, Michael
Article
2015
A review Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.
How the People's Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign
Gupta, Arun
Article
2014
I've never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source....
How to Change Everything
Battisoni, Alyssa
Article
2015
Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a vital book whose limitations should spark discussion about where we go from here.
How will we get to an ecological civilization?
Williams, Chris
Article
2015
Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
Human nature
Out of the Woods
Article
2016
A review of Jason W Moore's book on world-ecology, Capitalism in the Web of Life.
I was wrong on veganism: Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requireme...
The Ice Melts Into Water: Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism And The Corporate Media
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2012
Last month, climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its smallest surface area since satellite observations began in 1979. An ice-free summer in the Arctic, once projected to be ...
The Illusion of Democracy : Liberal Journalism, Wikileaks And Climate Deceptions
Cormwell, David
Article
2012
In an era of permanent war, economic meltdown and climate ‘weirding’, we need all the champions of truth and justice that we can find. But where are they? What happened to trade unions, the green move...
The Inquisition of Climate Science
Powell, James Lawrence
Book
2011
The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive indu...
Inuit Are Living on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Hanley, Charles J.
Article
2009
Climate change is being felt in northwest Canada, and in a wide circle at the top of the world, stretching from Alaska through the Siberian tundra, into northern Scandinavia and Greenland, and on to C...
The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2014
Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
Cole, Juan
Article
2015
US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) w...
Is there a vast cowspiracy about climate change?
Boucher, Doug
Article
2016
Cowspiracy movie review: Cowspiracy's argument is based on badly flawed and almost unanimously rejected interpretations of science. Actual science and scientists are practically absent among the many ...
James Hansen and the Climate-Change Exit Strategy
Bellamy Foster, John
Article
2013
Hansen has provided the starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy aimed at keeping the increase in global average temperatures below 2°C (3.6° F), an amount that constitutes the plan...
Jared Diamond, Greenwasher: Shilling for Chevron
Article
2005
Since Jared Diamond and the economists all believe in the inviolability of the capitalist system, there is a certain cognitive dissonance at work in their writings. They harp on the symptoms, but stop...
Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
Quigley, Bill
Article
2016
Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. She is no...
Keep it in the Ground
Article
2015
A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
Let Them Eat Climate Change
Montague, Brendan
Article
2015
The winds are changing for the energy giants. And so the black plumes of smoke emitted by the climate deniers in an attempt to provide cover for the coal, oil and gas industry have already been refine...
The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure
Parkin, Scott
Article
2014
Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin - that 'playing nice' with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians can yield results worth having. Radical change on...
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
Like a Dull Knife: The People's Climate "Farce"
Saul, Quincy
Article
2014
Even in a top-down format, one hopes the upcoming march could draw much-needed attention to the climate movement.
Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2017
Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
The Manufactured Doubt Industry And The Hacked Email Controversy
Masters, Jeff
Article
2009
The fossil fuel industry has been working for years to create a smokescreen of doubt to obscure the facts of global warming.
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Book
2010
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...
Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. ...
Naomi Klein: To fight climate change we must fight capitalism
Klein, Naomi
Article
2015
Interview with Naomi Klein, the author of "This Changes Everything."
Natural Disasters: Acts of God or Acts of Man?
Wijkman, Anders; Timberlake, Lloyd
Book
The authors argue that natural disasters are not so natural. Surveying the rising damage caused around the world by floods, draught, cyclones, earthquakes and tidal waves, they conclude that these eve...
Nature, science & power: Questions need to be asked...
Riordon, Michael
Website
2014
Here many questions will be asked, some answers attempted. This blog connects to a new book: Bold Scientists: dispatches from the battle for honest science, published in 2014 by Between the Lines.
The Need for Clear Demands at the Peoples' Climate March
Peterman, Anne
Article
2014
In New York City on September 21st, a major climate march is planned. It will take place two days before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's UN Climate Summit -- a one-day closed door session where the...
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
'The Planet Can't Keep Doing Us A Favour'
Cromwell, David
Article
2013
With humanity's huge impact on the planet's climate becoming ever clearer, the claim of 'history in the making' is truly deserved.
Rampaging Climate Deniers' Losing Battle
Salzman, Lorna
Article
2009
Because of the flimsy comprehension of science and evolution of most writers in the mass media, those who venture to write about evolution feel constrained to present "alternative" views. But "alterna...
Reclaim the Power! Climate protestors rout security with UK-wide fossil fuel strikes
Tickell,Oliver
Article
2015
The fossil fuel industry and its political backers have been left reeling by an unprecedented series of direct action strikes against targets across the country to protest at continuing investment in ...
The Rising Seas
Ince, Martin
Book
1990
The Road from Copenhagen: Against The Current vol. 144
The Editors
Article
2010
The handwriting about the long-anticipated Copenhagen climate change conference has been on the wall for months, and its message is not promising for our human civilization or the thousands of species...
Roadblocks to Climate Activism: The Problem of Natural Localism
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
The consequences of global warming. The evidence for the evolving dire effects of building CO2 and other greenhouse gases is getting increasingly conclusive. We are a species influenced by natural loc...
Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
McKibben, Bill
Article
2016
One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversib...
Seven Answers To Climate Contrarian Nonsense
Rennie, John
Article
2009
Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those deny climate change are commonly referred to as contrarians, naysayers and denialists. Not everyone wh...
The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2016
in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact ...
'Stable' NE Greenland ice sheet is melting away
Khan, Shfaqat Abbas
Article
2014
A new study has found that the NE section of the Greenland ice sheet - thought to be stable due to the extreme cold - has been losing ice since 2006 with increasing speed. And that has huge implicati...
State of the World's Oceans: New Internationalist January/February 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the how the world's ocean is being destroyed and its effects on the earth.
Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...
System Change Not Climate Change
McLaren, Jesse (ed.)
Article
2014
Stopping climate catastrophe and winning a world of climate justice is a critical task of our generation -- and it will require a radical transformation of society and of our relationship with nature....
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...
"This Changes Everything...": Against The Current vol. 92
The Editors
Article
2001
Remember those ads for the Viper, that hyped-up, super-computerized Dodge yuppiemobile that adjusted itself for road conditions, programmed its own itinerary, virtually drove itself and offered more l...
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
Klein, Naomi
Book
2014
Klein says that climate change cannot be confronted unless we confront capitalism. She says that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically bette...
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
This Is About Us
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The talks at Copenhagen are not just about climate change. They represent a battle to redefine humanity.
Toolkit for a New Canada
Gonick, Cy (Coordinating Editor)
Article
2008
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimension magazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the first decade of the 21st century. The article...
Toolkit for a New Canada - 2013 Edition
Article
2013
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimensionmagazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the second decade of the 21st century. The article...
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments
Roseland, Mark
Book
1992
The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer p...
Truth About Global Warming
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1997
Review of The Heat is On: The High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate, by Ross Gelbspan.
20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Climate Change
Morales, Evo
Article
2008
Capitalism's glorification of competition and thirst for limitless profit are destroying the planet.
Viva Yasuni! Life vs Big Oil: New Internationalist July 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at the Yasuni rainforest in Ecuador and its imminent destruction by oil companies.
Washington and the Oil Industry Know the Truth About Climate Change: Short-Term Profits Trump Survival
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2014
Climate skeptics in Congress, and oil and coal industry lobbyists like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Coal Council (ACC) may be preventing any significant action in the US on ...
Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism: The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest
Massey, Brian
Article
2016
When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than...
What a Way to Treat Your Mother: Women and the State of the Planet
Langer, Julia
Article
1991
Our planet is in crisis.
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2011
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...
What If America's Leaders Actually Want Catastrophic Climate Change?: Thinking the Unthinkable
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
Our leaders, political and corporate, may be puerile, egocentric greed-heads, but they are not stupid. They surely for the most part recognize that the Earth is heating up and heading at full speed to...
What Would it Mean to Win?
Turbulence collective
Book
2010
Where is the movement today? Where is it going? Are we winning? The authors of the essays in this volume pose these and other momentous questions.
What's at stake in Copenhagen: The crucial debates at Copenhagen
Gilbertson, Tamra; Reyes, Oscar
Article
2009
Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoli...
While you were distracted climate change warning arrived
Mandel, Charles
Article
2016
With dire warnings of catastrophic sea level rise and superstorms capable of pitching 1,000 tonne mega-boulders onto shorelines, scientist James Hansen sounded an alarm over continued global warming.
Who Killed Ekaru Loruman?
Parenti, Christian
Article
2012
Climate change arrives in a world primed for crisis. The current and impending dislocations of climate change intersect with the already existing crises of poverty and violence. By this “catastrophic ...
Who Speaks for the Climate?: Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change
Boykoff, Maxwell T.
Book
2011
This book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public explore how the media portray climate change and how they shape the spectrum of possibilities for policy action. Pro...
Why environmentalists must support workers' struggles: Global Capitalism is the Real Enemy
McMillan, Stephanie
Article
2013
This is to specifically address class struggle as it relates to the ecological crisis. It will not address all the other (many!) reasons that working class struggle must be waged and supported.
Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
Street, Paul
Article
2015
In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confir...
Why We Left Our Farms to Come to Copenhagen: Speech of Henry Saragih, general coordinator of Via Campesina at the opening session of Klimaforum
Saragih, Henry
Article
2009
Climate change is already seriously impacting us. It brings floods, droughts and the outbreak of pests that are all causing harvest failures. I must point out that these harvest failures are something...
Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene?
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There's an unspoken assumption that the An...
Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
Bryan, Kim
Article
2009
With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.
The Yes Men Are Revolting
Servin, Jacques; Vamos, Igor; Nix, Laura (director)
Film/Video
2014
A documentary film about The Yes Men, a culture jamming duo who use the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. The film follows their exploits as they prank various organizations and corporations wh...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout
CNP is a non-profit initiative directed by a steering committee of activists across Canada. CNP encourages the phaseout of nuclear power in favour of safer, cleaner and more economic energy alternativ...
Canadian Environmental Network
The Canadian Environmental Network is a neutral conduit for communications between 1500+ environmental groups in Canada. Nine regional networks also provide more regionally based networking services.
Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Centre for Research on Globalization
An independent research and media group of writers, scholars and activists. Publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, econo...
Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
Working to improve our environment.
Climate Action Network Canada
CANCanada - To support & empower Canada's governments private sector, labour & civil society by designing, developing implementing effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at internati...
Climate Justice Now!
A network of organisations and movements from across the globe committed to the fight for social, ecological and gender justice.
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
Desmogblog.com
Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science. A source for accurate, fact based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns. An overwhelming majority of the world's clima...
Ecologist, The
Online environmental affairs magazine covering a wide range of issues, ranging from the environmental costs of industrial agriculture, the health effects of toxins, the effects of economic globalizati...
Friends of the Earth International
We are the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters aroun...
Green Left Weekly
Independent Australian publication and Web site committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality, providing local, national and international ...
Greenpeace Canada
Active in a wide variety of environmental campaigns, Greenpeace is effective at educating the public through creative, non-violent direct actions, researching alternatives to destructive practices and...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
Monbiot.com
George Monbiot's Web site.
Nature Canada
To promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of nature and the conservation of the environment so that the integrity of natural systems is maintained.
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
Oeko-Institut
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change. Eine der europaweit fhrenden, unabh„ngigen Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtungen fr eine nachhaltige...
OneWorld.net (U.S.)
We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces conte...
David Suzuki Foundation
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focussing on four program areas -- oceans and sustainable fishin...
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Since 1988, Toronto Environmental Alliance has campaigned locally to find solutions to Toronto's urban environmental problems. A not-for-profit organization, we advocate on behalf of all Torontonians ...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

After the Ice Age
The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
Pielou, E.C.
1991
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Climate Change Poses Huge Challenge To The Coast Guard, But Fox News Would Rather Dismiss It
Harrington, Chris
2015
Climate change and national security are no laughing matters but Fox News thinks it's hilarious when you pair the two together. The scientific community would disagree with Fox News.
Dream Worlds Here and There
Book Review of "2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short, Jesse
2013
Short reviews Robinson's "2312," which concerns the state of a world three hundred years from now in which a twisted version of the dream "another world is possible" has come to pass, where nothing st...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
System Change Not Climate Change
2011
A website with multimedia resources intended to educate and inspire people to take collective action for climate justice.
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
2015
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
VOW Women Concerned by Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Sources News Release
2015
As members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace we are extremely concerned about the threat to our future from runaway temperature rise as a result rising carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere.

From the Connexions Archives

Oeko-Institut
Website
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change.