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For System Change - Not Climate Change

category national | environment | opinion/analysis author Monday December 17, 2007 12:30author by Socialist Youth - SYauthor email socialistyouth at hotmail dot comauthor phone 01-6772592 Report this post to the editors

People & Planet before Profit

Catastrophe faces our planet because of climate change. A whole number of studies, reports and films such as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth have highlighted this fact.

In February of this year, a report written by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showed that temperatures could rise as much as 6.4OC by the end of this century. Already climate change has resulted in the doubling of category four and five storms in the last 30 years, while arctic ice has thinned by 40% in the last 40 years.

While climate change effects our planet as a whole, it is the world’s workers and poor who will bear the brunt. If major action is not taken to halt climate change then 600 million more people in sub-Saharan Africa will go hungry from collapsing agriculture, 400 million more will be exposed to malaria and 200 million people will be forced to migrate due to rising sea levels, according to the United Nations Development Programme......
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Subheadings are: - Kyoto II?, - Big Business opposes tackling climate change, - Green Party Sell-out, - Build a movement for system change, - Our demands

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author by Ianpublication date Sun Jan 13, 2008 19:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I don't think it's possible or necessary to end capitalism in order to slow down climate change; all that needs to be done is institute a carbon ration on the national level and a contraction and convergence scheme on the international level.

More realistic, equally effective (probably more so).

I don't see how socialism is any guarantee of sustainability.

author by cheebapublication date Mon Jan 14, 2008 17:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Anyone interested in looking at the idea of carbon rationing - for individuals - where everyone has an equal carbon ration - rich and poor - first world and third world - have a look at George Monbiot's book 'Heat'. I find it a very compelling idea.

 
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