Agriculture

In a new book, Stan Cox dismisses the anti-science and racism of climate denialists, strips bare the insincerity of the Biden administration, and uncovers the lurking dangers of energy denial, writes Don Fitz.

Climate expert, Australian National University emeritus professor and Climate Council member Will Steffen speaks to Green Left about climate science and politics in the lead up to the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow.

Indigenous peoples from 30 villages in Hasdeo Aranya, the densely-forested region of central India, walked 300 kilometres in early October, to demand the protection of their water, forests and land against coalmining, reports Ruchira Talukdar.

A slew of anti-Indigenous legislation, escalating violence and the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the existence of Brazil’s original people, reports Nick Estes.

For the second year in a row, Colombia has been ranked the world’s most dangerous country for environmentalists by an international human rights group, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Almond plantations are guzzling so much water from the Murray Darling Basin that even the Almond Board of Australia wants new orchards to be put on hold until the water supply can be assured. Daniel Pedersen reports.

More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labour conditions and cheap utilities, reports Tamara Pearson.

The primary inspiration for The Red Deal was the People’s Agreement of Cochabamba, adopted at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in 2010, writes Simon Butler.

Urban organic agriculture in Havana

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global food insecurity. An estimated 132 million more people have been tipped into acute malnutrition since the pandemic began, writes Barry Healy.

The IPCC's latest report should be a wake-up call to governments everywhere, but it's going to take more than science to force action by the biggest global emitters, writes Barry Sheppard.

The human cost of 1.5°C or even 2°C warming is unimaginable, with unprecedented numbers of people forced to relocate to escape its devastating impacts, writes Susan Price.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People’s Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

Regional communities are facing three intertwining crises — ecological, economic and social — and governments have no real plans to assist, writes Elena Garcia in the preamble to a new document by Socialist Alliance.

 

The International Energy Agency has ruffled feathers by calling for no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects, writes Margaret Gleeson.

Western Sahara Solidarity Aotearoa and Extinction Rebellion successfully blockaded the headquarters of Ballance Agri-Nutrients on May 29, reports Kerry Smith.

Turkey’s system of huge dams is not just about irrigation and generating hydro-electric power, writes Sarah Glynn. It is a source of political power over the whole region.

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