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  1. Academics Urge Government Climate Action
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 points out the time frame of reductions is critical.
  2. Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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, diverse economy towards dependence on a single primary resource, which happens to be the dirtiest commodity known to man. The price of this transition is the brutalisation of the country, and a government campaign against multilateralism as savage as any waged by George Bush. Until now I believed that the nation that has done most to sabotage a new climate change agreement was the United States. I was wrong. The real villain is Canada.
  3. Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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.
  4. Climate politics must be as radical as the climate crisis 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 radical as our reality. Revolutionary changes needed for humankind to survive and thrive.
  5. The Closing Circle 
    Man, Technology & the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies.
  6. Common Sense for Hard Times 
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  7. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  8. Connexions Library: Environment Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
  9. Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combatting the most serious threat to earth - climate change.
  10. The Dead End of Climate Justice
    How NGO Bureaucrats and Greenwashed Corporations are Turning Nature Into Investment Capital

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 climate debt open a dangerous door to increased green capitalist investment in the Global South. Everything from energy to agriculture, from cleaning products to electronics, and especially everything within the biosphere, is being incorporated into this regime of climate markets. One can only imagine the immense possibilities for speculation and financialization in these markets as the green bubble continues to grow.
  11. Death By A Thousand Cuts: Earth Enters The ‘Danger Zone’
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 care less.
  12. Deep Ecology
    Living as if Nature Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
  13. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
  14. Green on Red
    Evolving Ecological Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Essays exploring alternative economic and political strategies within an ecological context.
  15. Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 for hundreds and thousands of years.
  16. Hard Core Green
    How to Kick Corporate Butt

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Two uncompromised green activists and writers completely focused on winning, and utterly void of bullshit.
  17. How Greens and Labor can Win ... Together
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activists and the New South Wales Labourers Federation by Meredith and Verity Burgmann (UNSW Press, 1998).
  18. How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap 
    A Superfund for Workers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental policies has often been referred to as a "just transition."
  19. Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more long-term processes like environmental destruction leading in the same direction, maybe not to total destruction, but at least to the destruction of the capacity for a decent existence.
  20. Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fire is raging across the 5,000km length of Indonesia.It is hard to convey the scale of this inferno, but here’s a comparison that might help: it is currently producing more carbon dioxide than the US economy. And in three weeks the fires have released more CO2 than the annual emissions of Germany.
  21. The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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.
  22. The Late Great Lakes
    An Environmental History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Ashworth presents five common misunderstandings about the Great Lakes and advocates for improvements, remedial action and ecosystem strategies.
  23. A Line in the Tar Sands
    Struggles for Environmental Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet.
  24. Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
  25. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
  26. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
    Forests and trees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
  27. 'The Planet Can't Keep Doing Us A Favour'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    With humanity's huge impact on the planet's climate becoming ever clearer, the claim of 'history in the making' is truly deserved.
  28. The Politics of Pachamama
    Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, still displaces rural communities, poisons water sources, kills the soil, and undermines indigenous territorial autonomy.
  29. The Rising Seas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  30. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  31. System Change Not Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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. This pamphlet examines the climate crisis, Canada's contributio, and the development of colonialism and capitalism that led us here.
  32. Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's Harper government has targeted as a new crime being a member of an 'anti-Canadian petroleum movement', and equating such a stance with terrorism.
  33. This Changes Everything 
    Capitalism vs the Climate

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 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 better.
  34. This Changes Everything 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 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 Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Klein suggests that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
  35. What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism 
    A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 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 solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power — no matter how “green” — are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.
  36. Why environmentalists must support workers' struggles 
    Global Capitalism is the Real Enemy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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.

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