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Climate change


How the rich and powerful let Australia burn

12 January 2020
The Australian wildfires show the terrifying reality of catastrophic climate change

‘The poor suffer the most’—Jakarta resident speaks out on floods

08 January 2020
As the flood waters recede—at least for now—in Jakarta, Indonesia, residents are left trying to piece their lives back together

Capitalism causes war and climate crises

07 January 2020
Wildfires, floods and the threat of war ushered in 2020

Don’t buy Chris Packham’s myth of overpopulation

07 January 2020
A BBC TV programme says ‘overpopulation’ causes climate change. Gabby Thorpe debunks this dangerous racist idea

Climate catastrophe is spreading fire and floods

07 January 2020
The climate catastrophe wreaked havoc across the world this week

‘Hell on earth’ as fires sweep Australia

03 January 2020
The bushfires that don't go out are raising a horrifying vision of a country that could be made uninhabitable by climate chaos

Climate talks crash as world leaders fail to set new targets

16 December 2019
The United Nations’ Cop 25 conference said it would focus on stopping climate change. Instead it showed world leaders are unable to protect the planet, says Sarah Bates

Capitalism and climate—the system’s recipe for disaster

15 December 2019
Climate change is creating extreme weather events that put food production at risk. To deal with it we have to challenge and transform a food system that is run for profit, writes Sarah Bates

A warning from Sydney

10 December 2019
Sydney was choking in smoke as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Wave of protests in Madrid to pile pressure on climate talks

10 December 2019
The streets of Madrid were filled with defiant scenes last week as thousands of climate campaigners protested outside United Nations (UN) climate talks.

Strikes and protests show how to build the resistance

03 December 2019
Three things in the past week have offered some inspiration and excitement away from the election grind

Rulers’ climate change cop outs burn planet

03 December 2019
E arth is experiencing such an acute climate crisis that “once in a century” catastrophes are now becoming regular occurrences

Hundreds of thousands join latest global climate strikes

29 November 2019
Hundreds of thousands of activists who are part of the Fridays for Future movement demanded urgent climate action

Take to the streets for the climate

28 November 2019
 Striking school students will take action on Friday across many areas of Britain and large parts of the globe.

All out for latest global climate strike

26 November 2019
School students across the world were making posters, preparing slogans and dropping banners to organise for their next day of climate action.

World leaders are floating on a sea of climate lies

26 November 2019
As governments prepare for COP 2019 global gathering, Sarah Bates analyses the climate talks

Students get prepared for the next global climate strike

19 November 2019
Students across the world are busy using the last few days before the next climate strike to hammer home the urgency of ecological catastrophe

Australian wildfires - winds fan the flames that surround Sydney

12 November 2019
Thousands of people in Australia have seen their lives, homes and livelihoods threatened as catastrophic fires ripped through the country.

Climate chaos shows a burning need for change

12 November 2019
As fires rage through Australia and flood waters rise in Yorkshire, climate catastrophe has rarely felt so imminent.

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts

12 November 2019
There is rising anger across Yorkshire and the Midlands at authorities’ ­failure to protect people from flooding.

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