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.
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released a report that should have alarm bells ringing in everyone’s heads. Instead what we have is a war drive from the USA to shore up its weakening global dominance, that involves a massive divergence of the investment needed into military expenditure.
The 1% are seeking to defend their own ruinous luxury consumption, by manipulating mass economic insecurities. As reducing the wealth of the elite to a climate sustainable level is unthinkable there either has to be a green transition with the costs dumped on the majority, or there is no transition at all.
No less than six new oil and gas fields are set for approval by the Tory government this year. It takes a peculiar kind of genius to argue that – faced with eye watering increases in gas prices – we need to avoid investing in alternatives to gas.
Statement published by No Cold War following the COP26 conference.