Climate change poses a real and current threat to human existence. In recent years we have seen rising sea levels and a rise in the number of extreme weather events.
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A recent report from the UN International Panel on Climate Change has warned of “severe, pervasive and irreversible” effects of global warming if the world keeps burning fossil fuels at current rates. Temperature increases of between 3.7C and 4.8C by the end of the century would likely result in “substantial […]
Ending the anarchic, failed market system in the industries which are essential to human well-being is critical to reversing climate change.
Humanity is at one of the most important crossroads in its 200,000 year history. Having spread across the globe about 30,000 years ago, we advanced through various stages of hunting and gathering to develop agriculture and animal husbandry 20,000 years later. This began a shift from human muscle power to […]
Unless drastic action is taken to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, the planet will heat up by a minimum of 4ºC by 2100, according to the most recent research. That takes the global forecast up to twice its current level, from “dangerous” to “catastrophic,” as recognized by governments around […]
… but capitalism sets the agenda By Pete Dickenson, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the main cause of global warming, has reached a critical level. Carbon dioxide is released by the burning of coal, gas and oil, so called fossil fuels. […]
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers have released a report stating that as much half of the world’s food, amounting to two billion tonnes worth is wasted. The report tells how to date, the world produces about four billion metric tonnes of food a year but according to IMechE Head of […]
Global warming is the overriding environmental issue facing the world. 20 years have passed since the United Nations’ (UN) ’Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro highlighted the problem.