The split in the ruling class – between those who want to continue with business as usual and those who will try to find solutions compatible with capital – is sharply apparent in the US. In the EU the current that thinks this crisis can be “managed” with a few adaptations is in charge – indicating what an unjust transition could look like.
The paralysis currently on display in the US is a grim warning to the rest of the Biden agenda. It also illustrates that bipartisanship is used as a weapon against the left to block all social progress.
The action the G7 summit needs to take on climate change.
Plus the statement calling for the G7 to act on this now.
The overall progress or retreat of humanity, and the outcome of all other issues, will be influenced and determined by the outcome of these two interrelated struggles which will touch the whole of humanity.
President Biden is hosting 40 international leaders for a climate summit on 22-23 April. The US needs to significantly increase its commitment to climate action, increase funding to deliver Green New Deal and support developing countries to pursue sustainable development.
Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments.
Although the pandemic is the principal issue on all of our minds, we also need to pay attention to other issues that threaten the longevity of our species and of our planet.