Fossil Fuels

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Capitalism is failing the planet
Weedall, Gemma
Article
2014
If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with environmental sustainability because of three key featu...
A Direct Tax On Fossil Fuel Is What The World Needs Urgently
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2009
A direct tax on fossil fuels is the only realistic way to achieve the necessary cuts.
Disobedience: The rise of the global fossil fuel resistance
Disobedient Productions LLC
Film/Video
2016
Disobedience is a film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with t...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
FBI harassing fossil fuel activists in the Pacific northwest
Ross, Alexander Reid
Article
2015
A grassroots movement of eco-activists is achieving unprecedented success in challenging fossil fuel developments in the Cascadia region of the US's Pacific northwest, writes Alexander Reid Ross. And ...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Book
2006
A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point ...
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
Ekeland analyzes climate activist Hansen's climate change exit strategy and why it has not been supported or pursued by political and environmental groups.
Fossil Fuel Industry's Global Climate Science Communications Plan in Action: Polluting the Classroom
Jervey, Ben
Article
2015
The Fossil Fuel Industry promotes a plan in U.S. schools to address global climate change. Their plan includes denial, doubt and promoting the merits of fossil fuel.
Gassing the American People: Fracking Democracy
Doe, Phillip
Article
2014
Last year the World Health Organization said over 7 million people died from air pollution, making it the largest killer on the planet – killing almost 80 times more people in one year than died of po...
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
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.
Is it the Beginning of the End for the Alberta Oilsands?
Linnit, Carol
Article
2015
A new report from Oil Change International challenges industry's common assumption that the continued production of oilsands crude is inevitable.
James Hansen and the Climate-Change Exit Strategy
Bellamy Foster, John
Article
2013
Hansen has provided the starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy aimed at keeping the increase in global average temperatures below 2°C (3.6° F), an amount that constitutes the plan...
Leave most fossil fuels in the ground, or fry
Kirby, Alex
Article
2015
For the world to meet its climate goals, a third of the world's oil, half its gas and 80% of its coal must stay underground.
Let Them Eat Climate Change
Montague, Brendan
Article
2015
The winds are changing for the energy giants. And so the black plumes of smoke emitted by the climate deniers in an attempt to provide cover for the coal, oil and gas industry have already been refine...
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban
Book
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 frontl...
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
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...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
McKibben, Bill
Article
2016
One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversib...
Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana
Article
2015
We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of co...
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
Klein, Naomi
Book
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 bette...
Viva Yasuni! Life vs Big Oil: New Internationalist July 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at the Yasuni rainforest in Ecuador and its imminent destruction by oil companies.
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
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 solel...

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Climate Action Network Canada
CANCanada - To support & empower Canada's governments private sector, labour & civil society by designing, developing implementing effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at internati...
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...