Richard Smith

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The wildfire that wiped out Paradise, California, viewed from space. At last count, there were 88 confirmed dead, 296 missing, The fire destroyed 13,972 homes, 528 commercial buildings and 4,293 other structures. (Photo: NASA) Views
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
An Ecosocialist Path to Limiting Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C
This is an abridged version of a paper that will appear in the March 1, 2019 special issue of Real-World Economics Review. [1] I. The IPCC Report “Global Warming of 1.5°C” and the imperative to immediately suppress fossil fuel production The much-awaited report from the U.N.’s top climate science...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Climate Crisis and Managed Deindustrialization: Debating Alternatives to Ecological Collapse
On Monday November 13th, climate scientists from the Tyndal center for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia presented their carbon emissions research to the UN climate negotiators at Bonn Germany. The data were shocking: After three years in which human-caused emissions appeared...
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Friday, November 15, 2013
'Sleepwalking to Extinction': Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth
When, on May 10th, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions of years, a sense of dread spread around the world and not only among climate scientists.
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