climate change

Is it Too Late to Prevent Climate Catastrophe?

Is it too late?

In a round-about way, the new paper put out by the U.K. Met Office, the Walker Institute, the Tyndall Centre, and the Grantham Institute on August 8, 2012 entitled, "Development of emissions pathways meeting a range of long-term temperature targets" suggests it is.

97% of the Most Active Climate Scientists Agree

Some of you may have heard me talk about or read something I've written where I mention that most climate scientists agree on the signficance and potential destruction due to climate catastrophe.

When I write that, I think to myself it's probably around 60 - 80% of climate scientists. That's good enough for me to realize that we need to eradicate capitalist economic relationships and make sure everyone has:

Root Cause of Fracking: Capitalism

Bill Baker of Frack Free Ohio states:

"[The issue on the local ballot is] an attempt to take back local control and return local decision-making to our city council and the residents as to whether we want to permit injection wells or not. A core component of this is that it criminalizes fracking fluid without legislative approval, and legislative approval in our city limits would require disclosure of the chemicals. We’re back to that same issue of wanting to know what the heck is in this water. Is it just safe brine water as the industry tells us?" (1)

On the New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP)

The following statement of purpose was approved by the now forming Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) Jan. 7, 2012.

The Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) is a group presently forming within the Socialist Party (SP-USA) that advocates a revolutionary socialist program with workers' democracy. As such it opposes the betrayals of the social democratic, Stalinist, and anarchist models of socialism. We do so without dismissing the usefulness people with such ideas have at times played in the class struggle, making important historic gains for social progress, and the importance of these people today. We work with people with those differing ideas in the Socialist Party as we work to make the SP a mass workers party.

Venezuelan President’s Speech on Climate Change in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, excellencies, friends, I promise not to talk more than the one who spoke the most this afternoon. I would like to make a comment on the point mentioned by the delegation of Brazil, China, India, and Bolivia. We were asking for the floor but it was impossible. Bolivia's representative, by the way, my regards to comrade President Evo Morales who is over there, the President of Bolivia.
Attendees [Applause]
President Chávez Among other things, and I wrote it down, she said that: the text presented is not democratic, it is not inclusive.

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