To understand this moment, we have to recognise that there is an existential struggle on both sides. While environmental scientists and activists fight for the very survival of the habitable planet, the fossil fuel, meat and internal combustion industries are fighting for their economic survival. Either they are regulated out of existence or human society across much of the world will fail. We cannot all win: either these industries survive or we do. But we can all lose, because, eventually, they will go down with the rest of us. — Grorge Monibot, Writer for the Guardian: Running Amoc!
Global warming is demonstrating that capitalism is hell bent, in its death agongy, on taking all life with it! Goege Monibot has has made it clear! It’s Ceither capitaliam goes into the dustbin of history, or we all go!
In the present world, the rights of the capitalists to make a profit are in direct conflict with our basic rights! In this sense, the capitalist system has become a threat to humanity!
Jefferson’s words, from the Declaration of Independence, that human rights are unalienable, mean that these rights can never be superseded. At all points of conflict the rights of humanity to survive must supersede the right of the few to make a profit. The right to a safe environment is an unalienable human right!
Since environmental illness and destruction are a global concern, it requires all of humanity to act collectively, in our overall interests for our survival as a species, to correct the problem and to remove the obstacle of capitalism. It requires a society where humanity has social, economic, and political control over the entire environment.
Such a society, a socialist society, is needed to ensure that all decisions affecting the environment are under the democratic control of humankind so that the production of goods will be done for the needs and survival of humanity instead of the production and the destruction of humanity and other species for profit.With common ownership of the means of production, and common control and protection of all property and wealth, science and society will be in harmony with the ecosystem and humanity’s future.
With these goals we can begin to build a more effective environmental movement. As we continue to organize against capitalism and its destructive course, we can and will transform the world!
If socialist cannot unite to oppose capitalism and organize the working class of the world to protect life itself, Then who will? Then it is over!
What is needed, in the words of Jeremy Corbyn, is a Green Industrial Revolution!
Rosa Luxenburg, after WWI, raised the slogan: Socialism or Barbarism! The slogan for to today is Ecosocialism or Ecocide!
The following NASA document is based on the currant rate of global warming. It does no take into account to global warmng is self-acerating, Ie: As the rate of global warming increases, global warming increases. As global warming increases the rate of global warming increases etc.. To put it up to date,2003 has been a record year for the hottest year, from the North Pole to the South Pole! Ocean Temperature has risen to historic highs! The has also been a record for climate catastrophes Flood, Droughts, Wildfires, etc..!
The effects of human-caused global warming are happening now, are irreversible for people alive today, and will worsen as long as humans add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions, and an increase in the wind intensity and rainfall from tropical cyclones. Credit: left – Mellimage/Shutterstock.com, center – Montree Hanlue/Shutterstock.com, right – NASA
- We already see effects scientists predicted, such as the loss of sea ice, melting glaciers and ice sheets, sea level rise, and more intense heat waves.
- Scientists predict global temperature increases from human-made greenhouse gases will continue. Severe weather damage will also increase and intensify.
Earth Will Continue to Warm and the Effects Will Be Profound
The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions, and an increase in the wind intensity and rainfall from tropical cyclones. Credit: left – Mellimage/Shutterstock.com, center – Montree Hanlue/Shutterstock.com, right — NASA.
“The magnitude and rate of climate change and associated risks depend strongly on near-term mitigation and adaptation actions, and projected adverse impacts and related losses and damages escalate with every increment of global warming.” — Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Some changes (such as droughts, wildfires, and extreme rainfall) are happening faster than scientists previously assessed. In fact, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — the United Nations body established to assess the science related to climate change — modern humans have never before seen the observed changes in our global climate, and some of these changes are irreversible over the next hundreds to thousands of years.
Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for many decades, mainly due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities.
The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report, published in 2021, found that human emissions of heat-trapping gases have already warmed the climate by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since 1850-1900.1 The global average temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5 degrees C (about 3 degrees F) within the next few decades. These changes will affect all regions of Earth.
The severity of effects caused by climate change will depend on the path of future human activities. More greenhouse gas emissions will lead to more climate extremes and widespread damaging effects across our planet. However, those future effects depend on the total amount of carbon dioxide we emit. So, if we can reduce emissions, we may avoid some of the worst effects.
“The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet. Any further delay in concerted global action will miss the brief, rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future.”2‑ – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Future Effects of Global Climate Change in the United States:
U.S. Sea Level Likely to Rise 1 to 6.6 Feet by 2100 Global sea level has risen about 8 inches (0.2 mters) since reliable record-keeping began in 1880. According to a joint report by NASA and NOAA, by 2100, even on the pathway with the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions and warming (1.5 degrees C), U.S. sea level alone is projected rise at least 0.3 meters (1 foot) above 2000 levels by 2100. However, in a high-emission scenario that triggers rapid ice sheet collapse, sea level could increase by as much as 2 meters (6.6 feet) by 2100 compared to the year 2000. Sea level is rising because of added water from melting land ice and the expansion of seawater as it warms.
Even small sea level changes can cause increased flooding, because storm surge and high tides combine with sea level rise and sinking of land along coastlines to amplify flooding in some regions. Sea level rise will continue past 2100 because the ocean takes a very long time to fully respond to warmer conditions at Earth’s surface. As ocean waters continue to warm, sea level will continue to rise. Image credit: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0
- Global sea levels are rising as a result of human-caused global warming, with recent rates being unprecedented over the past 2,500-plus years.
- Sea level rise is caused primarily by two factors related to global warming: the added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers, and the expansion of seawater as it warms. The first graph tracks the change in global sea level since 1993, as observed by satellites.
The second graph, which is from coastal tide gauge and satellite data, shows how much sea level changed from about 1900 to 2018. Items with pluses (+) are factors that cause global sea level to increase, while minuses (-) are what cause sea level to decrease. These items are displayed at the time they were affecting sea level.
The data shown are the latest available, with a four- to five-month delay needed for processing.
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Another Major Factor of Ecological Destruction is War and the Use of Nuclear Weapons.
War increases the burning of fossil fuels, the destruction of forests and the environment.
Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern. They project that the consequences of global warming – rising seas, powerful storms, famine and diminished access to fresh water – may make regions of the world politically unstable and prompt mass migration and refugee crises. Some worry that wars may follow.
Yet with few exceptions, the U.S. military’s significant contribution to climate change has received little attention. Although the Defense Department has significantly reduced its fossil fuel consumption since the early 2000s, it remains the world’s single largest consumer of oil – and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters. — Pentagon Fuel Use, Climate Change, nnd the Costs of War
The world is polluted by the effects of war. One effect is the huge about of world radiation.
Background Radiation Has Increased 600 Percent – 1 mSv In 1950 To over 6 mSv Today; Where Is This Coming From? Physicist Dr. Paolo Scampa And Dr Busby Weigh In On The Evidence And Root Causes: Background Radiation Has Increased 600 Percent – 1 mSv In 1950 To over 6 mSv Today; Where Is This Coming From? Physicist Dr. Paolo Scampa And Dr Busby Weigh In On The Evidence And Root Causes “Eisenbud points out that the world Inventory of radioactive materials prior to World War II, both in the environment and in the laboratory, was confined to those which occurred in nature, with the exception of a relatively few millicuries of radioactivity produced in cyclotrons during the late 1930’s. Construction of large nuclear reactors during the war and the associated operations for extracting plutonium from irradiated uranium resulted in the first extensive occasions for contaminating the environment with radioactive substances.”
Before 1945, cancer mortality was very rare. Large increases in cancer mortality in the past 100 years begin with the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A Japanese government map of the major causes of death in Japan from 1899 to 2004 shows that cancer mortality increased rapidly after 1945. With the introduction of each new nuclear technology since 1945 — atmospheric testing, nuclear power plants, depleted uranium — it is obvious that ionizing radiation is a major cause of cancer globally, and uranium is a major radioactive component of nuclear weapons, including depleted uranium weapons systems introduced to the battlefield in 1991 in Gulf War I. This breast cancer map from Centers for Disease Control data (see below illustration) identifies that within a 100-mile radius of nuclear reactors is where two-thirds of all U.S. breast cancer deaths occurred between 1985 and 1989. The map (see below illustration) of nuclear power plants in the U.S. identifies them as the major cause of breast cancer in the U.S., as well as nuclear weapons labs in New Mexico, Idaho, Washington and California. This is further confirmed by the breast cancer clusters identified in Japan and California, which occurred where it rained the day the Chernobyl radiation cloud passed over and the rain deposited the fission products in the environment. — Leuren Moret
Now the United States, with its Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, has escalated the war in the Ukraine. US to Begin Sending Controversial Depleted Uranium Shells to Ukraine.
The fight for environmental survial is directly linked to the fight to end of capitalisms’ wars. (Oil has been a factor of most wars.)
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California Green Party Platform
The Green Party of California works to build an alternative system for a socially and racially just, ecologically sustainable, democratic and peaceful society that exists in harmony with nature. We call this alternative social, economic, and political system “EcoSocialism”, founded on democracy, equity, and solidarity. As Greens, we understand EcoSocialism to mean: – An end to the capitalist, class-based power and privilege, marked by inequity, white supremacy, racism, imperialism, colonialism, ableism, heteropatriarchy, and all other forms of oppression; and – An economic system based on social and worker (waged and unwaged) ownership and democratic control of production and exchange to best meet human and planetary needs; and A political system founded on democratic decision-making on the local, regional, national and international levels, able to restore the balance between the worlds of nature and of humanity. Therefore, the Green Party of California rejects the oppressive and unsustainable capitalist system that exploits both nature and people for private gain. The Green Party of California also rejects contributions from corporations, and their super-PACs and lobbyists. Our Ten Key Values (http://www.cagreens.org/ten-key-values) guide our platform that includes five main sections, each containing detailed platform planks:
- Social Justice and Livable Communities
- Community-Based Economy
- Ecology and Earth Stewardship
- Peace and Non-violence
- Democracy and Electoral Reform
- War, Climate and My Presidential Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I am running for President because these are urgent times, not times for business as usual, not times for shutting down debate, including debate on the existential questions of war and climate.
If we want to end Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and alleviate the suffering of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, we must find ways to end the conflict, not fuel it with cesspools of weapons. Instead of seeking solutions at the negotiating table, President Biden is sending barbaric cluster bombs that will blow off the hands of Ukrainian children for years to come. He has authorized 3,000 U.S. reservists to be deployed to Europe, adding to the over 100,000 U.S. service members already stationed there, including 15,000 on Russia’s doorstep in Romania and Poland. As Ukraine’s counteroffensive continues to falter, will Biden end up sending our sons and daughters to fight and die in Ukraine?
Biden is walking us into a nuclear WWIII, while robbing money from poor and working people to fatten the bank accounts of war profiteers at the Pentagon trough.
It is unconscionable to spend over $100 billion to continue the war in Ukraine, while 34 million people at home are food insecure, 1 in 4 Americans are saddled with medical debt, 60% live paycheck to paycheck, millions lack access to clean water and hundreds of thousands of homeless people sleep in tents on our city streets. It is unconscionable to spend over $100 billion to continue the war in Ukraine while our ecosystems collapse and extreme weather envelopes us in 112 degree heat, wildfires, hurricanes and floods.
This is thievery in plain sight — thievery. Let’s look at who is profiting from this carnage. Raytheon. Northrop Grumman. Lockheed Martin. Why is the Biden administration hurling our money at the CEO of Raytheon, who makes 22 million dollars a year?
War is a racket. And so is the fossil fuel industry.
The corporate criminals who knew about global warming but lied, telling us that burning fossil fuels would not burn up the planet, are profiting lavishly from this war by replacing Russian-sanctioned energy with our own exports of dirty fossil fuels. The U.S. is now Europe’s top crude oil supplier. Not only that, but Biden’s domestic policies have worsened the climate crisis. The man who ran on a platform to rescue us from climate catastrophe has issued more oil drilling permits than Trump, another climate enemy. Last year, ExxonMobil made $56 billion, an all-time record for an oil company, while Shell raked in $40 billion. Chevron and Total also made out like bandits, pocketing $36 billion each.
We must get serious about the climate crisis that is making our planet uninhabitable.
If I were President, I would sit down with China’s President Xi to talk about these existential crises of climate and war. I would urge him to use his leverage as Russia’s number one trade partner to push Putin to the negotiating table, and I would promise to do the same with Zelensky so we can end this senseless carnage with a diplomatic resolution that addresses neutrality for Ukraine, referendums for the Donbas and Crimea, a demilitarized border, nuclear disarmament and security guarantees for all.
I would also stop the ridiculous and dangerous saber-rattling against China, the world’s largest exporter and owner of a trillion dollars of US debt. This saber-rattling only benefits the same war profiteers raiding our treasury for endless war in Ukraine. Instead, I would work with Chinese leaders to stop our planet from burning up in flames.
Yes, we need collaboration, not competition. We need dialogue, not cluster munitions. We need to tamp down the existential threat of nuclear war so that we can ramp up our solutions to the existential climate threat.
These are urgent times, indeed, and that is why I am running.