A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported in a new study of the disintegrating glacier.
The rise of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has put the environment and human rights in peril.
John Christy has advocated for the repeal of regulations on greenhouse gas emissions
“Without protecting net neutrality,” broadband providers “will control the internet experiences of everyone. And that cannot be what happens.”
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universal and working class consciousness…//On the Birth of Global Green Consciousness
We have been critical of marxism but wary of critiquing its key focus on the working class: it is a brilliant strategic thought one challenges to one’s theoretical peril. And yet we have also considered a critical stance, given as noted, its failure to really emerge as expected. The working class has never quite been revolutionary, not surprising since it is an abstraction not a person and has no real ‘essence’ as do people, and the idea reintroduces class domination upside down just as a socialist end point wishes to abolish class. Continue reading universal and working class consciousness…//On the Birth of Global Green Consciousness
New evidence from the cliffsides of Australia suggests that Earth’s largest extinction event — a volcanic cataclysm occurring roughly 252 million years ago — extinguished plant life long before many animal counterparts.
TRNN Replay: Research on the connection between extreme weather – such as the severe cold snap that hit the US Northeast – and global warming, shows that these are intimately connected, despite what climate deniers such as President Trump say
Environmental activists received a reality check when newly empowered Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed aside demands for an environmental economic transition program— a Green New Deal, in favor of reviving a toothless committee to ‘study’ the problem. A transition program is needed to mitigate the economic dislocations that will result from resolving the multiple environmental crises currently underway. More