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Climate crisis: There is only one way out

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Climate crisis: There is only one way out   Climate catastrophe can only be averted if  people around the globe unite in the biggest, broadest, most effective global social movement the world has ever seen First, let’s please just acknowledge there

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Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

Just two days before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, students of the Madiba-a-Toloane High School install 26 120W solar panels on the roof of the school hall. These panels will supply a public viewing area in the hall where 600 people of the rural village of Jericho can watch the World Cup games.

The solar industry is adding jobs much faster than the overall economy, but still makes up just over 1% of the country’s total power supply. Clearly, there’s room for growth. As solar power keeps getting cheaper—and more and more of

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7 Words about water

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by Yvette Abrahams from Khoelife A lot of ignorance is going around about Cape Town’s water crisis. I find this strange since this crisis should have been foreseen. I wrote on this since 2009, personally workshopped every province in this country

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Workshop on IRP and access to energy

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Workshop on Integrated Resource Planning and access to energy – Outcomes Representatives of organised labour and community-based organisations met for a two-day workshop on 23 and 24 February 2017, convened by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC). A series

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The Coal Truckers, Koko And The Renewable Energy Smoke Screen

A worker supervises as a truck delivers coal supplies to the coal yard at the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., in Grootvlei, South Africa, on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Eskom said South Africa's power supply remains strained as it investigates what caused a silo storing coal to collapse, forcing the state-owned utility to cut electricity to customers. Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

To insinuate that the non-renewal of coal trucking contracts with Eskom is because of investment in renewable energy is disingenuous. The truck drivers’ protest on Wednesday last week (1 March) talks to a very legitimate concern about job security in

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There Is Really Only One Way To Come To Grips With The Climate Crisis in Climate Change

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By John Foran From countercurrents.org (Originally published by Resilience.org) The situation we face First, let’s please just acknowledge there is a crisis. I’m afraid any reasonably educated, rational, and unbiased adult (or younger) can understand what the climate science has

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Water Crisis exposes Capitalism´s Inequities

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While individual consumers are shouldering the brunt of restrictions, the worst exploiters are given free rein, writes Nick Malherbe By: Nick Malherbe From: Business Day 23/2/17 Towards the end of last year, thousands of people living in northern China were

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Watch: Rainwater Harvesting Cartoon

Rainwater Harvesting Cartoon
 This short animated cartoon points out the benefits of rainwater harvesting as a complement to the municipal water supply.Watch cartoon Here

South Africa is a water scarce country. Now in times of drought our water supply is increasingly threatened, for all of us. The government has provided a limited amount of free basic water. This amount of Free basic water has never been

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A Marxist Analysis of Climate Change

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From: Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal By: Terry Townsend Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, has helped dramatize for a whole new generation the enormity of the global environmental crisis we face. Global warming is just the latest manifestation

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Trump and Climate Catastrophe

Trump and Climate Catastrophe
The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the Trump administration, coupled with its goal of maximizing fossil-fuel extraction and consumption at all costs, constitutes, in the words of Noam Chomsky, “almost a death knell for the human species."Read More

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.  —Donald Trump, January 2, 20141 The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the

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