Tag: climate

Flooding in Germany is a man-made disaster

Trade unionist and climate organiser Mark Bergfeld discusses the economics and politics of the floods in Germany since mid-July which have killed over 180 people.
cover of the novel 'Hummingbird Salamander' by Jeff Vandermeer

Hummingbird Salamander – An idea that won’t go away

Reviewing Jeff Vandermeer’s latest novel, Hummingbird Salamander, Jack Pickering finds not only a thrilling and unsettling work of climate fiction, but also a genre bending critique of modern capitalism and its destruction of nature.

Motion: COP26 and workplace environmentalism

Use this model motion to mobilise for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November and organise for action on climate in every workplace!
Cover of 'Fight the Fire' by Jonathan Neale. Text: 'FIGHT THE FIRE: Green New Deals and Global Climate Jobs.

Review | Fight the Fire

Jonathan Neale's new book calls for a global mass movement to confront the capitalist forces driving climate breakdown, linking analysis with real world action and what must be done to fight climate disaster.
An image of scrap metal on a wasteland, an ex-industrial area in Sered, Slovakia

Review | Hope Against Hope: Cyborg thinking in disaster zones

Hope Against Hope contains some of the finest work of thinkers at the intersection of abolitionism, cyborg natures, and ecological revolutionary socialism

Can one person change the world?

Jack P writes about the value and limitations of two films, First Reformed and Woman at War, from an emerging genre of environmentalist lone warrior films.
Photo of Swanscombe marshes. Keywords: gentrification urban cities green spaces wildlife habitat Britain RSPB

The Great British wildlife wipe-out

Wildlife habitat and green spaces are essential in allowing us to lead fulfilling lives, but both are under threat from constant profit-led development.

Lighting a spark: How to Blow Up a Pipeline

How to Blow Up a Pipeline gives a balanced assessment of the conditions which make strategic direct action necessary in a warming world.
Ende Geleande march in November 2019.

Revolutionary Reflections | Moving towards an ecological Leninism

The urgency of the climate crisis has led some on the left to turn towards ‘ecological Leninism’ - but we need greater clarity on what this means.

‘Climate change is a woodchipper into which metaphors are fed’

'The Uninhabitable Earth' puts forward a radical pessimism toward climate breakdown that calls for action while shying away from any critique of neoliberalism.