Justin Trudeau deploys the politics of hype. Jeremy Corbyn offers politics of hope | Martin Lukacs

Canadas PM is a counterfeit progressive who champions war-planes, pipelines and privatization – look across the pond for economic and environmental justice Their depiction in the international media couldnt be more different. You know Justin Trudeau from the Buzzfeed photo-spread or the BBC viral video: the feminist Prime Minister of Canada who hugs refugees, pandas,…

$ 1 billion to clean up the petroleum in Peru’s northern Amazon

David Hill: Over four decades of exploration and extraction have caused an ecological and health crisis in indigenous communities Who is going to clean up Perus northern Amazon after decades of companies spilling petroleum and dumping billions of barrels of toxic production waters? Certainly not US company Occidental which operated the biggest concession, Lot 1-AB,…

Let’s make this a real’ leap’ year, and go fossil fuel-free | Naomi Klein

The Leap Manifesto is an unashamedly radical plan to convert the world to 100% renewable energy, fast. And you can be a part of it Leap day is coming up at the end of the month remember this one? Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.All the remainder have thirty one, except February, on…

‘Political watershed’ as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal

New alliance launched at Bonn climate talks hopes to signal the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that kills 800,000 people a year with air pollution A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a” political…

California’s coal war pits economic survival against environmental justice

Proposed terminal to export coal to Asia generates tense showdown in port city as key players cite potential health risks, yet industry could offer required jobs Margaret Gordon will not get out of the car. She is in the shadow of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge on a triangle of land where a bustling maritime…

The arsonists of Fort McMurray have a name | Martin Lukacs

Fossil fuel corporations are causing the climate change fuelling mega-fires and they should be footing the bill for the devastation As the flame that ravaged Fort McMurray eventually moves past the city, and the province tallies the heartbreaking damage, a search will begin to discover the source of the destruction. Investigators will comb the nearby…

We’re out of day on climate change. And Hillary Clinton helped get us here | Naomi Klein

Clintons conviction that she can get the fossil fuel companies on board is mistaken: this cant be resolved through convincing the ultra-rich to do the right thing There arent a lot of certainties left in the US presidential race, but heres one thing about which we can be absolutely sure: the Clinton camp really doesnt…

California natural gas leak could be capped next week, officer says

An adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown told residents near the leak that the final phase to intercept the ruptured well should start Monday. A California official outlined a scheme Thursday to cap the massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week. Wade Crowfoot, an adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, told residents of…