Tag Archives: environment

Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite!

Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite!
Breaking out of the multiple crises that afflict the world today — both in the domains of the economy and work as well as in the domain of ecology and public health — requires no lesser effort than completely abandoning the “treadmill of production”, including the politics, economics and ... Read more

“Devastating” Impacts of Climate Change Increasing

“Devastating” Impacts of Climate Change Increasing
A massive collapse of an ice sheet in Western Antarctica has begun and, according to scientists, is most likely an unstoppable event that will cause an inevitable rise in global sea levels of at least 10 feet. The rise will be relatively slow at first, but by 2100 will ramp up sharply. This ... Read more

Toward Cyborg Socialism

Toward Cyborg Socialism
Part of the point of Earth Day was to distance the nascent environmentalist movement from New Left critiques of consumer society, suburban development, and nuclear waste. In an attempt to avoid charges of “watermelon” politics — green on the outside, red on the inside — the message of the early environmental movement, ... Read more

Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change

Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change
Today there are farmers and agricultural scientists in every corner of the world committed to and excited about the results of regenerative organic agriculture‘s potential in mitigating both climate issues and food insecurity, and the specific research needs have been well documented. Now is ... Read more

Sustainability Squared

Sustainability Squared
Imagine a world in which all people enjoyed a decent modern lifestyle without unduly degrading the natural resources on which future generations will depend. In such a world, people would live healthy, safe, well-educated lives, with ample opportunity to do productive and rewarding work, in a democratic, egalitarian ... Read more

Report: Fracking Drains Water from Drough-Stricken States

Report: Fracking Drains Water from Drough-Stricken States
As states from Arkansas to California deal with economically crippling, record-breaking droughts, a new report has found that hydraulic fracturing — a process of drilling for oil and natural gas also known as fracking — could further deplete scarce water resources. The report, issued by ... Read more

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Privatization is often sold as providing higher quality services and infrastructure at lower cost. In fact, important costs are regularly overlooked. In other words, services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice. Chicago's experiences with ... Read more

Alive in the Sunshine

Alive in the Sunshine
One of the central contradictions of leftist politics within capitalism is that between labor and the environment. The more groups advocate for stringent regulations, the more the left is branded as “job killers” - often by other leftists. The more leftists push for the dream of total employment, the more they are accused ... Read more

Data Shows All of Earth’s Systems in Rapid Decline

By Stephen Leahy IPS, July 30, 2011 UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Protecting bits of nature here and there will not prevent humanity from losing our life support system. Even if areas dedicated to conserving plants, animals, and other species that provide Earth’s life ... Read more