Global Climate Change

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Academics Urge Government Climate Action: Sources News Release
Article
2009
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
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...
The Carbon Underground: reversing global warming
Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2014
As millions join in climate marches and other actions around the world, the mainstream focus on energy is missing the 55% of emissions that come from mismanaged land and destroyed forests. The key is ...
Climate Change Solutions The Big Switch: New Internationalist June 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at global warming, what it is doing to the world, and what actions are being taken by people to slow it down.
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
Hoggan, James; Littlemore, Richard
Book
2009
Tracking the global warming denial movement from its inception, public relations advisor James Hoggan (working with journalist Richard Littlemore), reveals the details of those early plans and then tr...
Climate Crisis Threatens Food Security of Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Togo, Comoros, and Many Other Countries
Article
2012
Climate crisis is threatening seafood and fish in gulfs, seas, and oceans. As a result, countries dependent mainly on fish and seafood are threatened.
The Climate Denial Industry Is Out To Dupe The Public. And It's Working
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The climate denial industry consists of people who are paid to say that man-made global warming isn't happening.
"Climate Justice" and the Left: The Necessity of a Mass Movement: Against The Current vol. 141
Davenport, Nick
Article
2009
The climate crisis -- a crisis not of civilization, as some commentators would have it, but of capitalist production -- requires a political response that is long overdue, and is finally stirring. Now...
Conned, Carbon offsets stripped bare: New Internationalist July 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
Discussion of the myths about carbon offsets, and details of more positive climate change steps to take. Carbon offsetting is exposed as a scam, one that's been sold to the guilt-ridden general public...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about wheth...
Crossing the River of Fire: The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything
Foster, John B.; Clark, Brett
Article
2015
A review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything" on climate change and its political enviroment.
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.
Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
Marshall, George
Book
2014
A book that tries to understand why people are so prone to deny or ignore the reality of climate change.
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
Foran, John
Article
2016
An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
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.
Gates of Delusion: Media Distortions and REAL Climate Scandals
Article
2010
Climate-related storms in a teacup have been appearing in the corporate media almost on a daily basis. This nonsense is distracting attention from a mountain of evidence that human-induced climate cha...
Global Warning...Global Warming
Bernarde, Melvin A.
Book
1992
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.
Greenhouse Earth
Nilson, Annika
Book
1992
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record: Sources News Release
Article
2013
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet ...
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
Anderson, Mitchell
Article
2015
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
Monbiot, George
Book
2006
Concerns about the effects of global warming on the Human species - especially those unfortunate enough to live in poorer countries - require drastic action, far outstripping the recommendations of th...
The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription
Gelbspan, Ross
Book
1997
A book discussing the ever-worsening threat of global climate change.
Humanity in the Capitalist Cul-de-sac
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2015
As a result of 200 years of capitalism, humanity is deep in a very dangerous cul-de-sac which could result in barbarism on an unprecedented scale.
In Our Backyard: A Greater Vancouver Environmental Guide...
Trendell-Whittaker, Peggy
Book
1992
In Our Backyard focuses on environmental problems that apply directly to Greater Vancouver. With detials on local garbage and recylcing facilities, water and energy consumption, sewage disposal, air q...
Inuit Are Living on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Hanley, Charles J.
Article
2009
Climate change is being felt in northwest Canada, and in a wide circle at the top of the world, stretching from Alaska through the Siberian tundra, into northern Scandinavia and Greenland, and on to C...
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.
Jared Diamond, Greenwasher: Shilling for Chevron
Article
2005
Since Jared Diamond and the economists all believe in the inviolability of the capitalist system, there is a certain cognitive dissonance at work in their writings. They harp on the symptoms, but stop...
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands: A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Article
2015
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
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...
The Manufactured Doubt Industry And The Hacked Email Controversy
Masters, Jeff
Article
2009
The fossil fuel industry has been working for years to create a smokescreen of doubt to obscure the facts of global warming.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016: Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Polluted Logic
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1998
The business of allowing polluters to buy their way out of complying with the law is an innovation with vast untapped potential.
Rampaging Climate Deniers' Losing Battle
Salzman, Lorna
Article
2009
Because of the flimsy comprehension of science and evolution of most writers in the mass media, those who venture to write about evolution feel constrained to present "alternative" views. But "alterna...
Seven Answers To Climate Contrarian Nonsense
Rennie, John
Article
2009
Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those deny climate change are commonly referred to as contrarians, naysayers and denialists. Not everyone wh...
Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science and Reason - Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to t...
Social justice is the only solution to global warming: The Climate is Ripe for Social Change
Satgar, Vishwas
Article
2015
South African activist says only an alliance between unions and social justice movements can stop capital from destroying planetary life.
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...
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
This Is About Us
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The talks at Copenhagen are not just about climate change. They represent a battle to redefine humanity.
Transition Initiatives Primer
Article
A comprehensive document about embarking on a transition journey. A Transition Initiative is a community (lots of examples here) working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the ey...
Truth About Global Warming
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1997
Review of The Heat is On: The High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate, by Ross Gelbspan.
The Unpersuadables
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
In fighting for science, we subscribe to a comforting illusion: that people can be swayed by the facts.
What a Way to Treat Your Mother: Women and the State of the Planet
Langer, Julia
Article
1991
Our planet is in crisis.
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...
What's at stake in Copenhagen: The crucial debates at Copenhagen
Gilbertson, Tamra; Reyes, Oscar
Article
2009
Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoli...
Why We Left Our Farms to Come to Copenhagen: Speech of Henry Saragih, general coordinator of Via Campesina at the opening session of Klimaforum
Saragih, Henry
Article
2009
Climate change is already seriously impacting us. It brings floods, droughts and the outbreak of pests that are all causing harvest failures. I must point out that these harvest failures are something...
Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene?
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There's an unspoken assumption that the An...
Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
Bryan, Kim
Article
2009
With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout
CNP is a non-profit initiative directed by a steering committee of activists across Canada. CNP encourages the phaseout of nuclear power in favour of safer, cleaner and more economic energy alternativ...
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
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...
Climate Justice Now!
A network of organisations and movements from across the globe committed to the fight for social, ecological and gender justice.
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
Desmogblog.com
Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science. A source for accurate, fact based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns. An overwhelming majority of the world's clima...
Greenpeace Canada
Active in a wide variety of environmental campaigns, Greenpeace is effective at educating the public through creative, non-violent direct actions, researching alternatives to destructive practices and...
Monbiot.com
George Monbiot's Web site.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Oeko-Institut
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change. Eine der europaweit fhrenden, unabh„ngigen Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtungen fr eine nachhaltige...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...
La Via Campesina
We are the international movement of peasants, small- and medium-sized producers, landless, rural women, indigenous people, rural youth and agricultural workers. We defend the values and the basic int...

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Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis on the Care for our Common Home
Pope's statement on environment and exploitation
Pope Francis
2015
The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related to human and social degradation.
Genetically Modified Crops Can Thrive as the World Warms
Kirby, Alex
2016
Genetically engineering photosynthesis in plants could take advantage of rising global temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide, US scientists say. They believe this could achieve much high...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
VOW Women Concerned by Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Sources News Release
2015
As members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace we are extremely concerned about the threat to our future from runaway temperature rise as a result rising carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere.

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New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.