Environment

South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis (1/2)

South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis

May 3, 2019
Prof. Vishwas Satgar provides a climate justice critique of South African political parties: What are the commitments of the ANC, DA, and EFF to a deep, just, life-sustaining transition?
UK Parliament Endorses Jeremy Corbyn’s Call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

UK Parliament Endorses Jeremy Corbyn’s Call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

May 2, 2019

Corbyn: “Are we content to hand down a broken planet to our children? That is the question members must ask themselves today. We have the chance to act before it’s too late. It’s a chance that won’t be available to succeeding generations. It is our historic duty to take it.” We publish Corbyn’s full speech…

Can House Special Committees Fight the Climate Crisis?

Can House Special Committees Fight the Climate Crisis?

April 29, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has brought back the U.S. House climate change committee. The Real News spoke with staffers and stakeholders to see how effective it was the first time around

Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation?

Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation?

April 22, 2019

Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his new book, The Truth Has Changed, and how climate movements can—and must—fight misinformation campaigns

Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report

Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report

April 20, 2019

Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says “You can’t wake up a man who’s only pretending to be asleep” on climate change

Faked Emissions May Send Volkswagen CEO to Prison

Faked Emissions May Send Volkswagen CEO to Prison

April 18, 2019

Bill Black examines the corrupt corporate worlds of Germany and the U.S. and how Trump ignores corporate malfeasance

Did The House's New Climate Committee Snub the Sunrise Movement?

Did The House’s New Climate Committee Snub the Sunrise Movement?

April 16, 2019

The first House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing featured youth climate activists—but not the ones with the Sunrise Movement who demand a Green New Deal

California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver?

California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver?

April 15, 2019

After a Governor Jerry Brown mixed record, climate advocates hope Governor Gavin Newsom will up the ante on climate policy. Early on, details remain murky.

EU Plastics Ban: "Doesn't Go Far Enough"

EU Plastics Ban: “Doesn’t Go Far Enough”

April 12, 2019

Jerri-Lin Scofield and Jonathan Latham argue that EU plastics ban is far too limited and that recycling plastics does not deal with the main problem these materials cause