Climate change

Veganism, Farming and Climate Change – What Socialists Say

Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to climate change. Combined with the health effects of meat eating, and cruel treatment of animals, it’s no wonder many people become vegetarian and vegan. Clearly we...

California Wildfires: A Socialist Perspective

This article was first published by Socialist Action's co-thinkers in the United States. Remembering one’s experience of a wildfire is like assembling a series of fragments from a broken picture: Startled awake at 3am to...

Black Summer bushfires: more impacts revealed

Health experts estimate that around 445 people were killed by exposure to bushfire smoke during the disastrous summer fires. Government funding cuts to fire services and corporate carbon pollution are to blame. Hospitals admitted an...

Eco-destruction and plagues

Raging fires in Australia and a plague of locusts in east Africa dominated global news at the start of 2020. These rapidly receded in consciousness as the COVID-19 pandemic erupted onto the world, already...

COVID-19 & the climate crisis

Capitalism is yet again inflicting more shock and horror on the world that is bound to traumatise the global population, leaving scars that will be felt for generations. Just like the climate crisis, the...

Food dumping: Obscene waste at a time of mass want

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the inherent weaknesses in the capitalist system. The privatisation of the healthcare system means that hospitals are under-prepared to deal with this global pandemic. But what is also clear...

Grubby insurers rip-off bushfire victims

Months of intense bushfires over the summer destroyed more than 2500 homes. The total bill for the damage done to people’s homes is expected to surpass $2.5 billion. The lives of thousands of families...

Bushfires devastate wildlife

People have watched in horror as images of Australia’s iconic wildlife being burnt in bushfires have been beamed across the world. Over a billion birds, mammals and reptiles are estimated to have perished. Huge...

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