Five studies, all published in the past six weeks, indicate that global heating is intensifying more rapidly than expected, writes Ian Angus, giving increased urgency to the fight for a safe climate future.
Canadian socialist and feminist Suzanne Weiss begins her recent memoir with these words by W B Yeats: “There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.” More than just an epigram, they describe a practice of solidarity that saved Weiss from the Holocaust and later shaped her more than six decades of activity as a life-long socialist, writes James Clark.
Scientists have projected that warming climate could cause combined heat and humidity to reach levels rarely, if ever, experienced before by humans. According to a new study, such conditions are already appearing, writes Kevin Krajick.
Climate scientists and campaigners reiterated their demands for urgent global action to dramatically reduce planet-heating emissions in response to a new record-breaking concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, writes Jessica Corbett.
Every degree of global warming will push a billion people out of the human survival zone, writes Ian Angus.
Air travel has played a key role in turning a localised epidemic in the Wuhan district of China into a global pandemic, writes Hans Baer.
Solidarity actions by Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups in support of Wet'suwet'en land rights and against the construction of an illegal gas pipeline could be a turning point for Indigenous rights in Canada and the global climate movement, writes Gauri Gandbhir.
As the catastrophic fires raged over several states from late December into early January, Green Left’s Pip Hinman asked Shaun McDonald, a professional firefighter currently based in Tasmania about his views. McDonald has been a firefighter for 13 years, fighting fires in three states and territories, including recently being deployed to NSW.
There is a lot of whinging from bleeding heart liberals about “attacks” on the unemployed such as proposed mandatory drug testing, expanding welfare “quarantining” and the ongoing process of knowingly sending incorrect “robodebts” to welfare recipients that has been tied to large numbers of suicides.
Extinction Rebellion activist and Socialist Alliance member Petrina Harley spoke to Green Left Weekly about the media beat-up of their action at the WA Parliament.