The United Nations International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) published its sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in August. This is a reworked and an updated version of their last report AR5 published in 2013. It is much more confident in its assessments and its summary for policy makers is clearly intended to shock countries into promising drastic reductions in their emissions of Green House Gases (GHGs) at the international climate conference, the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), to be held in Glasgow in November. When one understands that such reductions are very unlikely to happen the report reads like a death sentence, a harbinger of a new mass extinction.Continue reading Global Warming: IPPC Report AR6 – Writing a Death Warrant?
A discourse on climate change in terms of revolutionary change can and must be developed.Continue reading Climate-Production-Capital
For this episode From Embers sat down (in person!) with author, farmer and organizer Aric McBay. We talked about the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, what climate scientists are now saying about the future of the planet, whether it’s still worth trying to stop climate change, and whether and how to maintain hope in the face of increasingly apocalyptic news.Continue reading From Embers: Climate Crisis, Activism, and the Future Of The Planet
At the beginning of August 2021, the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change) reported on the latest evidence and announced a “code red for humanity” (https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-i/ ). This made headlines for 24 hours, then vanished.Continue reading Climate Destruction is Systemic – the Response Cannot Be “Individually Blame Ourselves”
“We live in a time when it is not only animal species that are disappearing; so too are the words, expressions, and gestures of human solidarity. A cloak of silence has been forcibly imposed on emancipatory struggle: the struggles of women, or of the unemployed, the ‘marginalized’, and immigrants – the new proletarians.” – Félix Guattari