Energy

Zane Alcorn argues why those concerned about global warming have a duty to show solidarity with communities on the frontline of the climate crisis they did not create. This includes coal workers, who need alternative, sustainable jobs.

Renters 'retreat under a mountain of blankets and sheets' to escape the cold.

A new report by Better Renting found 70% of rental homes are too cold in winter, reports Isaac Nellist.

Book covers

Water, farming, nuclear tests, copper mining, new biology, and sugar. Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six books to help understand and change the world.

Protest

Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Denise Yoon, a key organiser of the South Korean protests against the dumping of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean — which began on August 25.

There are growing calls on Minister Tanya Plibersek to ensure the country's main environment law takes climate change into account when assessing new fossil fuel and forestry projects. Pip Hinman reports.

Pacific elders are speaking out against Australia’s bid to host COP31, scheduled for 2026. Pip Hinman reports.

Global warming — the result of fossil fuel burning — means bushfires will become more frequent and severe. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is blindingly obvious, as is adaptation. David Bowman reports.

Fukushima dumping Sth Korea

Scientists, environmentalists and fisherfolk from around the Pacific took part in a global media conference on August 10 as part of the campaign to stop Japan’s planned dumping of nuclear waste water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, reports Peter Boyle.

More than three decades after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, no capitalist country has made any serious effort to decarbonise. Alex Bainbridge argues for system change.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Wildfires, deadly heat, climate strategy, sensing the world, anti-science, mining resistance. Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six important new books for reds and greens.

FIre Weather

John Vaillant — who may be the contemporary Hunter S Thompson of environmental journalists — has seen our Earth’s future up close and personal, and it is a fearsome, firey “beast”, writes Bill Nevins.

climate and refugees

Phil Hearse explains how the global climate and migrant crises fuel fascism and war.