COP26 Pledges Reveal Capitalism’s Refusal to Solve the Climate Crisis
The unenforceable “pledges” by the world’s leaders to meet a temperature increase that exceeds what climate scientists say is sustainable reveals that, under capitalism, profit and exploitation will always come before human life.
Samuel KarlinNovember 7, 2021
Empty, Toothless Pledges to End Deforestation by 2030 at COP26
At the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, more than 110 countries pledged to halt deforestation by 2030. The agreement, though, is non-binding, and as capitalism and extractivism both go unchallenged, it is virtually guaranteed to fail.
Axomalli VillanuevaNovember 6, 2021
Tariffs to Fight Climate Change? It’s a Capitalist Ruse
At COP26, the leading capitalist countries are pushing the idea of tariffs on certain exports as a way to reduce emissions. But these proposals are really about shoring up Western capitalism’s ability to compete with China.
Scott CooperNovember 6, 2021
The Climate Conference in Glasgow Is Just “COP-out 26”
The climate crisis demands urgent changes to the world economy. This would require bringing the fossil fuel companies into public ownership and rapidly expanding renewable energy. Yet none of this is on the agenda at COP26.
Michael RobertsNovember 1, 2021
COP26: An Environmental and PR Masquerade for the Pyromaniac Leaders of the Great Powers
On the eve of new multilateral climate negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow, China and Russia are deserting the framework, while the West takes the opportunity to cloak itself in green. As is to be expected, the outcome will, at best, be whistling in the wind.
Violette RenéeOctober 30, 2021
Climate Summits Won’t Save Us: We Need to Protest COP26
For the past three decades a select group of world leaders, scientists and environmental NGOs have regularly met at such international gatherings. Yet despite all the discussions global emissions have continued their relentless rise.
Xavier DupéOctober 7, 2021