Climate crisis
Carbon emissions from richest 1% pose fatal threat to humanity

The richest 1% of the world’s population has emitted the same amount of carbon as the poorest two-thirds. The emissions by the ultra-wealthy in 2019 alone were enough to kill 1.3 million people

Can capitalism solve the environmental crisis?

On the third day of the International Dilemmas of Humanity conference, participants discussed how to address the environmental crisis from a socialist perspective and issues of human dignity

Widespread outrage in Greece over government handling of floods, wildfire

Around 5,000 people have been evacuated from the flood-ravaged parts of Thessaly and around 73,000 hectares of farmland have been ravaged. The Greek Left has criticized the austerity policies of the government for eroding the systemic ability of the country to respond to such crises

23-05 Italy Flood Floods in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna are a sign of unfurling climate crisis and state’s failure in adaptation

Two waves of floods—in the first week of May and another that started on May 16—hit the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, killing 16 people and displacing over 50,000 

European gas conference Austria Climate activists protest European Gas Conference in Vienna

The three-day conference in Vienna will be attended by energy giants and will assess the impact of the 2022–23 winter on the security of the gas market in Europe

A warning, and an opportunity to act: UN IPCC publishes report on climate crisis

The climate crisis has affected food and water security, led to increased rates of morbidity, mortality, and displacement in the world’s most vulnerable regions

Pakistan flood aid pledges $10 billion in aid has been promised to Pakistan’s flood survivors but many questions remain

Pakistan received nearly $10 billion in funding pledges for post-flood recovery at a conference in Geneva this month, but 90% of this money will be in the form of loans, at a time when Pakistan is already facing a severe debt crisis and worsening socio-economic conditions

COP27 What did COP27 achieve? 

The 27th UN climate change conference ended in Egypt on November 20 with a major outcome – a Loss and Damage fund. However, the cover text does not contain any new commitments on emission cuts or the comprehensive phase down of all fossil fuels 

Progressives intensify protests as far-right leader Meloni assumes premiership in Italy

Progressive groups, trade unions, and leftist parties staged a mobilization in Bologna highlighting a number of issues, including the climate crisis, the cost of living crisis, persecution of workers, imperialist wars, rise in fascism, and unscientific development

Bangladesh floods In Bangladesh, concerns mount over mass displacement and climate change

Climate change is not only causing flooding and mass displacement in Bangladesh but also affecting food production. The country is the 7th most affected by extreme weather over the past two decades

Australian wildfires Australian wildfires raised global heat and broadened ozone hole, says study

The study published in Scientific Reports on August 25 says that the plumes of smoke from the Australian wildfires in 2019-2020 led to a 3 degrees Celsius temperature rise over Australia, along with a global rise of 0.7 degrees Celsius

A victory for the planet: Wild Coast communities prevail over Shell in oil and gas exploration case

A South African court has revoked an exploration right granted to Shell to conduct seismic surveys off the Wild Coast. The court sided with the affected communities who were not consulted prior to the project