GST Original Articles

By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 21 October 2019
We begin by way of a conclusion. The now globally dominant system through which we make our living in nature is capitalism.  But capitalism is in process of self-destruction, now rapidly undermining the natural and social conditions for its own and humanity’s further existence. If we are not to go down with it, we must construct an ecological alternative – democratic, science-based, imaginative and sustainable. In other words, a system of relations between people and with the rest of nature... Read more
By Stan Cox / 12 October 2019
If U.S. greenhouse emissions are to be driven down to zero within a decade or even two, it will not be accomplished through building more solar and wind energy capacity and relying on market competition to eliminate fossil fuels from the economy. A direct, foolproof mechanism is required to drive oil, gas, and coal out of the economy, by law and on schedule. We need an airtight national cap on fossil fuel extraction and importation that ratchets down year by year, stifling all use by whatever... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 12 October 2019
 CREDIT: SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY Global warming is on speed, especially in northern latitudes where an international team of scientists led by Igor Semiletov of Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia’s oldest technical institution, recently made a startling discovery aboard the Academic Mstislav Keldysh (see photo above), the kind of discovery that sends chills down the spine, i.e., “methane bubbles boiling in water.” According to Semiletov: “This is the most powerful seep I have... Read more
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor / 10 October 2019
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By Greg Wilpert interviews Michael Mann / 09 November 2019
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By Ben Lorber & Tina Vasquez / 07 November 2019
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By Editors / 07 November 2019
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By Stansfield Smith / 07 November 2019
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