As COP27 approaches, the US is taking inadequate action to reduce carbon emissions, in Britain a new Tory government will backtrack on the current feeble plans, and the Global North is failing to honour its commitments to aid the Global South tackle climate change.
China has overperformed on renewable energy development goals in the last three Five Year Plans (FYP). Already, ambitious implementation of the current FYP at the local level is boosting overperformance at the national level.
With an unprecedented heatwave this Summer people are beginning to wake up and smell the smoke.
The climate and labour movements have a common interest in linking the climate and cost of living crises.
The penny is beginning to drop in some sections of the mainstream left in the West that if China forges ahead with decarbonisation, while the USA mires itself into doubling down on fossil fuels, then China will be leading the global effort to save humanity.
The threats to human civilisation from US attempts to achieve a nuclear war winning first strike capability and from climate change – a must read Monthly Review article for progressive activists.
The UK government claims that its new energy strategy will provide cleaner and more affordable energy this decade. It won’t.