Capitalism Contributed To Factory Workers Deaths

By Richard S. Dunn, Covert Action Magazine. -

The weekend of December 10-11, 2021, saw a reported 30 tornadoes hitting several states from Arkansas to Illinois; as of this writing, 74 people are confirmed dead and several buildings severely [...]

Labor Activists Want To Know Why Workers Were Left To Die

By Jeff Schuhrke , In These Times. -

In the aftermath of a rare string of December tornadoes last Friday night that left 80 people dead across six states, labor activists are questioning why employees at two large worksites in the [...]

Amazon Under Fire After Warehouse Collapse Kills At Least Six People

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

Amazon was accused Saturday of putting corporate profits above worker safety following the tornado-caused partial collapse of a St. Louis-area warehouse that left at least six people [...]

US Isn’t Prepared For Climate Disasters That Push People Deeper Into Poverty

By Marina Lazetic and Karen Jacobsen, The Conversation. -

Despite years of preparations, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell said there was no time to issue a mandatory evacuation order as Ida rapidly intensified into a powerful Category 4 hurricane. She [...]

2.4 Degrees Is A Disaster – But COP Won’t Stop It

By Chris Saltmarsh, Tribune Magazine. -

Regardless of the outcome of COP26, one inevitability is that the rich and powerful celebrate whatever the conference produces as vital progress. Only a disaster on the level of COP15 in [...]

Homelands In Peril

By Dianna Hunt, Indian Country Today. -

Lower Lafitte, Louisiana — The blades of grass are just beginning to push through the thick, marsh mud in Russell Rodriguez’s yard as the mid-October sun beats down on southeastern [...]

After Hurricane Ida, Mutual Aid Provides Safety And Survival

By Jordan Flaherty , Waging Nonviolence. -

In the aftermath of disasters, those most in need are also who the state often leaves behind. Into this vacuum, communities come together for mutual aid. While charity rarely challenges the root [...]

Report From New Orleans: Government Does Nothing For The Poor

By John Catalinotto, Workers World. -

Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, [...]

Greed And Consumption: Why The World Is Burning

By Ramzy Baroud, Mintpress News. -

Rome is scorching hot. This beautiful city is becoming unbearable for other reasons, too. Though every corner of the beaming metropolis is a monument to historical grandeur, from the Colosseum in [...]

2021 Climate Disasters Raise Alarm Over Food Security

By Sue Branford and Glenn Scherer, Mongabay. -

In July, A Video Went Viral On Social Media In Argentina Showing People Walking Across What Looks Like A Desert. But It Isn’t A Desert. This Is The Bed Of The Paraná River, Part Of The [...]

Global Climate Panel’s Report: No Part Of The Planet Will Be Spared

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

Amidst a summer of fires, floods and heat waves, scientists on Monday delivered yet another reminder that burning more fossil fuels in the decades ahead will rapidly intensify the impacts of [...]

Record-Breaking Heat Waves Have Arrived Decades Earlier Than Predicted

By Sasha Abramsky, Truthout. -

The heat waves of 2021, which have pummeled western regions of the United States and Canada, have killed, at a minimum, hundreds of people. In British Columbia, authorities recorded a spike in [...]

Media Dismiss European Union Climate Plan As ‘Ambitious’

By Olivia Riggio, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

A recent New York Times article (7/9/21) describes a sickening scene in the wake of the Pacific Northwest’s heat wave: Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their [...]

Wet Bulb Temperature Is The Scariest Part Of The Climate Crisis

By Tim Andersen, Medium. -

Wet bulb temperature is one of those features of climate change caused by global warming that often gets left out when discussing the radical changes our planet is going to experience in the [...]

Climate Breakdown And The Corporate Media

In today’s world, the prospects for human civilisation, never mind the existence of historians in the future, look bleak indeed. According to many leading climate scientists and biologists, the [...]

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