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The only solution to climate change is world socialism

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Millions of students, youth and their supporters in more than 150 countries will take part this Friday in a worldwide Global Climate Strike demanding immediate and far-reaching actions to abate and reverse climate change. The internationally coordinated protests are being organized in response to the growing realization among young people that the governments of the world are incapable of taking any significant measures to halt global warming.

Climate change has already had a devastating impact on large sections of the world’s population. Extreme weather events such as Hurricane Dorian cause billions of dollars in destruction and cost dozens and possibly thousands of lives. Recent reports warn that 821 million human beings are at risk of starvation as global warming makes agriculture increasingly untenable and that 3.2 billion men, women and children reside in areas that will become unlivable possibly in the next decade.

As such, global warming cannot be viewed through a lens that treats all of humanity equally. As the increasingly powerful hurricanes, typhoons and wildfires the world over show, it is the poorest 90 percent, the working class, that suffers the most from the ecological crisis, exacerbating the social misery of hundreds of millions already facing poverty, starvation and war. There are already at least 210 million so-called “climate refugees”—those forced to permanently flee their homes as a result of climate change-related disasters. The United Nations estimates that up to one billion will be displaced by 2050.

Such disasters are precursors to more catastrophic events. If global warming remains unabated, millions of plant and animal species will go extinct as they are unable to adapt to the rapidly changing climate. The Great Barrier Reef will be killed off by coral bleaching—stress induced on coral by warmer ocean temperatures and higher oceanic acidity—destroying a key part of Earth’s food chain and general ecological stability. The Amazon rainforest will burn down, turning to ash one of the cradles of Earth’s land-based biodiversity. Glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland will slide into the ocean, raising sea levels and potentially drowning the planet’s coastal cities, home to between one-third and one-half of the world’s population.

Any serious effort to reverse climate change would involve a scientifically planned global restructuring of the world’s energy industry to transition from a reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy. This in turn would involve a transformation on the same scale of transportation, logistics, agriculture and ultimately society as a whole. Such changes would necessarily cut across national boundaries, corporate profits and national security interests. These institutions are bound up with capitalism: the division of the world into rival nation-states and the subordination of economic life to the accumulation of private profit.

The only form of economic life that is capable of placing the world’s productive forces on such an internationally coordinated scale is the opposite of capitalism: socialism, that is the democratic control of the world’s productive forces by the international working class.

Efforts to address climate change cannot be separated from this question. Anything less involves appeals to the United Nations or the various “left parties” around the world, which have proven themselves incapable and unwilling to put forward any meaningful solution to climate change. Even as the sentiments of millions demand solutions to the ecological crisis, leaders of every country rush to ensure that any climate agreement, including the 2015 Paris Accord, does not place genuine limits on greenhouse gas emissions and instead provides new protections for “their” energy corporations.

These resolutions are also increasingly used by the major imperialist powers as elements with which to bludgeon their geopolitical rivals. During the presidency of Barack Obama, the fact that China is the world’s largest polluter was used in an attempt to gain leverage in trade negotiations. Current 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have both pledged likely more aggressive measures if they are elected.

Worse are the attempts to make corporations more “green”, even as their executives promote that “over consumption” by the “surplus population” is the real cause of climate change, in an attempt to blame the crisis on ordinary people. The corporate heads, in fact, oversee the businesses which caused global warming in the first place. The 2017 Carbon Majors Report showed that 70 percent of all greenhouse gases released from 1988 to 2015 came from just 100 major companies.

It is therefore critical to turn the students and youth participating in climate strikes away from parliamentary politics and to the working class. It is the working class that will suffer the brunt of the impact of global warming. It is the working class that is objectively and increasingly defining itself as an international class. It is the working class whose social interests lie in the overthrow of capitalism, the abolition of private ownership of the means of production, and the establishment of an economic system based on the satisfaction of human need, including a safe and healthy environment.

The objective basis for this movement is expressed most sharply by the ongoing strike of autoworkers at General Motors, in conflict with the United Auto Workers, which is costing the company $100 million a day and has already sent shock waves throughout the auto industry. This comes after a strike wave of autoworkers in Mexico earlier this year and mass movements such as the “Yellow Vests” in France, mass protests in Hong Kong and demonstrations in Puerto Rico that forced out the sitting governor.

The technology exists to solve the great social problems of our time: climate change, the destruction of jobs, mounting social inequality, the assault on democratic rights and the threat of world war. At the same time, scientific planning can ensure increased living standards and quality of life for the world’s population. The only social force that can achieve this goal is the international working class, through the method of world socialist revolution. The International Youth and Students for Social Equality urges all young people to fight for this perspective.

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136 Comments on "The only solution to climate change is world socialism"

  1. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 1:37 am 

    Breakfast with the DailyMail (this time in Venice):

    For the real collapse enthusiasts:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7496993/From-Costas-Cuba-Thomas-Cook-passengers-bed-airports-brought-home.html

    “From the Costas to Cuba: Thomas Cook passengers bed down in airports while the lucky few board planes home as Government’s £100m Operation Matterhorn to rescue 156,000 stranded holidaymakers begins”

    Wait until no-deal Brexit begins! Britain is like a once famous opera-singer, who can’t accept she has become an old tart and has now decided to commit suicide.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7495365/Boris-Johnson-launches-Brexit-charm-offensive-summit-New-York.html

    No Brexit breakthrough for BoJo. Just sign at the cross, good man, or face your country going Thomas Crook ballistic.

    Germany-winning-WW2-latest:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7494671/Thomas-Cooks-rivals-accused-cashing-holiday-prices-double-hours.html

    German Tui doubling prices after Thomas Cook demise.

    Some mothers do have ‘em:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7496451/Greta-Thunbergs-expressions-revealed-devastation-Trump-hijacking-big-moment-Climate-Summit.html

    That Swedish gnome fanatic is pushing it a little too hard. Ouch! Nothing more leftist than Swedish women/girls. I’m a big fan of 1980-s Swedish women, but it has been downhill ever since.

  2. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 3:38 am 

    Don Boris caught with both hands in the cookie jar. The PM of “the 2nd most important country of the world” (BoJo in his own words) has some difficult questions to answer:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7495921/Squirming-Boris-dodges-SIX-questions-ex-model.html

    “Boris Johnson faces new pressure to answer questions about his relationship with ex-model, 34, as it emerges she received a FOURTH taxpayer handout worth £12,447”

  3. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 4:14 am 

    FAA doesn’t want to take responsibility for readmission of the B737 Mad Max. Shifts responsibility to individual nations:

    https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/boeing-737-max-us-luftaufsicht-zoegert-bei-wiederzulassung-a-1288271.html

    #ProgrammedInIndia

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Boeing eventually will scrap the entire model because of unrepairable PR-damage, resulting in Airbus becoming the unchallenged #1.

  4. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 4:26 am 

    “The Collapse In Germany Is Real… And Accelerating”
    https://tinyurl.com/yxhcvjuo Tom Luongo

    “Yesterday morning’s manufacturing PMI print was the worst news Angela Merkel could have imagined, 41.4. A figure so awful dogs will want to roll on it. Overall, Germany’s economy at the purchasing manager’s level is contracting. And with Merkel masking a massive tax increase as a political cave to the rising Greens the future for Germany’s economic growth looks as bad as the following chart. And you can see why this happens. Conventional wisdom tells us that an accommodative central bank, and the ECB’s negative interest rates are the height of accommodation, should support continued manufacturing growth because credit is cheap. But, it doesn’t if there’s no capacity for the buyers of German goods to take on more debt. Negative interest rates are supposed to increase currency flow because who wants to lose money on their savings, right?”

    “And with the dollar funding markets in serious turmoil, Martin Armstrong reminds us that both the Fed and the ECB are trapped. The Fed will keep their emergency repo window open until October 10th. With the rising pressure outside the USA to eliminate cash in order to confiscate money from their citizens to support the broadening collapse of socialism, there has been a MAJOR panic pushing into the dollar. Despite the fact that early in 2019 the headlines were that foreign governments were dumping US debt spinning this into stories that the dollar would crash. In reality, selling of US debt at that point in time was an effort to stop the dollar’s rise. Martin has always been right that falling confidence in Europe and the Euro are what’s driving the current dynamic of strong U.S. asset prices.”

    “The dollar funding crisis is real and accelerating as is the implosion of the German economy. And it’s not just Germany anymore. The French PMI print was terrible and the whole of the composite PMI for the Eurozone teeters on contraction. What everyone needs to worry about now is the reversal against the huge move into European sovereign debt. These bond yields have defied gravity all year and cannot be sustained against a falling euro. The German yield curve is beginning to rise at the short end. The inversion is worsening. U.S. Treasury demand is still rising. Is it any wonder that the European Council is finally beginning to change its tune about a potential deal with Boris Johnson on Brexit? Germany is in trouble and with it the entire European Project. Good.”

  5. REAL Green on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 4:27 am 

    “Energy Watch Group Says Natural Gas Is A Death Sentence For The Earth”
    https://tinyurl.com/yy3h2edj clean technica

    If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times. Natural gas is a bridge fuel to the clean energy future. Not so, says Germany’s Energy Watch Group. “Due to alarming methane emissions, the switch from coal-fired power generation and oil heating to natural gas increases the greenhouse effect of the energy supply by around 40%. As a result, natural gas does not make any contribution to climate protection, contrary to what is widely conveyed to the public, but instead causes an additional acceleration of climate change.”

  6. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 4:42 am 

    “The Collapse In Germany Is Real… And Accelerating”

    More Missouri goat farmers wishful doom.
    Fake equation: recession = collapse.

    https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/deutschland-ifo-index-steigt-wirtschaftsabschwung-macht-pause-a-1288310.html

    German economy bosses slightly more positive about the future.
    GDP flat (highest in history).

    Poor empire dave… has bitten in the poissonous collapse cookie, told the entire world about his “collapse wisdom”, playing the wannabee “collapse cassandra” for many years and dug himself so deep in a hole that there is no way out for him, other than googling “collapse” all day in the hope that something pops up.

    Now he is targetting the most successful export nation in the world with his collapse baloney.

    Empire dave is a one-trick collapse pony and not very good at his trick.

  7. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 4:54 am 

    “More Missouri goat farmers wishful doom. Fake equation: recession = collapse.”
    Poor cloggo, he mighty Europa is not what he wants it to be. No golden decade and no renewable beak out, instead stagnation and decline. Cloggo, where did I say collapse? You said it not me. Maybe it is your cognitive dissonance speaking. Actually, from my point of view Germany is doing the right thing without trying. It is degrowthing. This is what happens if a nation embraces accelerated climate goals. It means systematic disruption and decline. Yet, isn’t that what should happen to achieve a more realistic planetary footprint? Isn’t decline what is needed to reduce emissions? Yes, it is and Germany is leading the way. The world should take note. Germany will never recover to its former industrial glory and consequently, cloggo’s PBM Empire is a joke. We will see more climate policy induced decline. It is what the world needs but don’t expect it to be nice. It is about life becoming poorer not PBM empires, cloggo. Your Europa will likely be first in line on the decline train. We are all on board to collpaseville.

  8. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 5:41 am 

    “where did I say collapse?”

    You quoted it, which is the same:

    “The Collapse In Germany Is Real… And Accelerating”

  9. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 5:45 am 

    “Germany is in trouble and with it the entire European Project. Good.”

    That’s how most anglos think. Especially these Brexiteers.

  10. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 5:49 am 

    Europe is a place to throw bombs upon and afterwards invent stories. Right?

  11. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 5:50 am 

    Nigel Farage says he wants to ‘bring down the EU’ during visit to Plymouth.

    Repeatedly try to post the link but software won’t let me.

    That’s what they really want.

  12. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 5:53 am 

    1400 million Chinese
    640 million PBM
    1500 million Muslims

    330 million white anglos

    LOL

  13. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:15 am 

    “where did I say collapse?” You quoted it, which is the same: “The Collapse In Germany Is Real… And Accelerating”
    Collapse is the same as decline it is just a matter of time. Decline is happening now, cloggo, collapse comes latter. This is no different from the rest of the global world. Some places will go there quicker and deeper. Since Europe is beating the rush and investing in renewables it likely will find a floor sooner and less deep.

  14. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:16 am 

    You are getting emotional cloggo. Are you already drinking? I guess you are in Venice still.

  15. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:34 am 

    Cause we all no Venice is a emotional place cloggo. At least it is for me. So is amurica BTW.

  16. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:35 am 

    “Are you already drinking? I guess you are in Venice still.”

    Until Saturday. I’m drinking indeed, but not too much:

    Harry’s Bar, capuchino and two amaretto = 47 euro.
    Florian cafe, capuchino and apple tart = 22 euro, excl. orchestra.

  17. Cloggie on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:44 am 

    One of those is me:

    https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/veneto/venezia/piazza-san-marco.html

  18. Antius on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 7:45 am 

    ““Germany is in trouble and with it the entire European Project. Good.”

    That’s how most anglos think. Especially these Brexiteers.”

    Europe cannot be reborn as a nationalist entity, until the poison of Marxism has been expunged. Economic collapse is not a bad outcome for Europe if it permanently destroys the authority of the existing elites.

  19. JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 7:58 am 

    This is not Davy

    Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:34 am

    Cause we all no Venice is a emotional place cloggo. At least it is for me. So is amurica BTW.

  20. JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 8:01 am 

    This is my mental issue:

    Cyberstalking
    “Cyberstalker” redirects here. For the Lifetime TV film, see Cyberstalker (film). Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass or harass. Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] In many jurisdictions, such as California, both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4] A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. They may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target. Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.”

  21. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:07 am 

    This is my mental issue:

    Cyberstalking
    “Cyberstalker” redirects here. For the Lifetime TV film, see Cyberstalker (film). Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass or harass. Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] In many jurisdictions, such as California, both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4] A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. They may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target. Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.”

    Sorry for being such a drama queen everyone. I just cannot seem to help myself, or control the shit that flys out of my phone and onto the web. Since I can’t interact properly with other humans, even on this internet thing, I lash out and accuse others of the very things I have long been guilty of myself. As my priest tells me, or told me the last time we talked, I cant remember exactly when that was, but it was a long time ago.

    He said,

    “Davy you dumbass, confession is good for the soul. But first, we need to see if you even have a soul in the first place.”

    He said he had his doubts about that, but then again he was a dumbass himself so, I never bothered with his sorry ass or his sorry assed church ever again.

    Anyhow, I’ve confessed my sin, so, now Im free to commit as many new ones as I want, all day long. That is how it works.

    I know you’re just a figment of my imagination JuanP, and I hate you all the more for it.

  22. Professor J. Averill Snoopington, IV on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:28 am 

    Davy Tell All:

    It’s a beginning, albeit a baby step. Be careful of relapse, Davy. You know, one step forward and two steps back.

    Dumbass.

  23. JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:38 am 

    This is JuanP garbage and ID theft:

    Professor J. Averill Snoopington, IV said Davy Tell All: It’s a beginning, albeit a b…
    Davy said This is my mental issue: Cyberstalking “Cyberstalk…

  24. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:46 am 

    This is Davy garbage and ID Theft:

    JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:38 am

  25. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:52 am 

    This is not JuanP.

    JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 7:58 am

  26. JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 10:22 am 

    This is not Davy it is me the mental case JuanP ualtard:

    Davy said This is not JuanP. JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 7:5…
    Davy said This is Davy garbage and ID Theft: JuanP on Tue, 2…

  27. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 10:24 am 

    MODS, please ban JuanP aultard. He is a cyber stalking mental case ruping this forum.

    “https://browserspy.dk/webserver.php
    and fill in peakoil.com, you get that the server is hosted by Cloudflare:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudflare
    Cloudflare is one of the last bastions of free speech. It is very sad that the admin of this site doesn’t seem to want to take the trouble to log in to his server dashboard and active a few presets, enforcing posters to post under a unique username/password combination. That doesn’t eliminate garbage under fake identities, but at least it stops identity theft and that would make a hell of a difference. If possible, you could also enforce that one IP-address can only post under a single identity. Please admin, invest an hour of your time to get this right.”

  28. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 10:25 am 

    JuanP is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass or harass. Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] In many jurisdictions, such as California, both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4] A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. They may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target. Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.”

  29. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 10:35 am 

    This is not JuanP aultard it is me the mental case Davy:

    Davy said This is not JuanP. JuanP on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 7:5…
    Davy said This is Davy garbage and ID Theft: JuanP on Tue, 2…

    Furthermore, I made up JuanP aultard all by myself.

  30. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 10:38 am 

    MODS, please ban Me. I am a cyber stalking mental case ruping this forum. (I know. WTF does ruping meen?)

    “https://browserspy.dk/webserver.php
    and fill in peakoil.com, you get that the server is hosted by Cloudflare:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudflare
    Cloudflare is one of the last bastions of free speech. It is very sad that the admin of this site doesn’t seem to want to take the trouble to log in to his server dashboard and active a few presets, enforcing posters to post under a unique username/password combination. That doesn’t eliminate garbage under fake identities, but at least it stops identity theft and that would make a hell of a difference. If possible, you could also enforce that one IP-address can only post under a single identity. Please admin, invest an hour of your time to get this right.”

  31. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 10:42 am 

    Is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass or harass. Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] In many jurisdictions, such as California, both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4] A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. They may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target. Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.”

    I know that the real JuanP has already filed criminal complaints against me with the Miami Beach PD.

  32. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 11:02 am 

    JuanP aultard garbage and ID theft ban the liar and thief

    Davy said Is the use of the Internet or other electronic mea…
    Davy said MODS, please ban Me. I am a cyber stalking mental…
    Davy said This is not JuanP aultard it is me the mental case…

  33. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 11:04 am 

    Give me a name of your law enforcement individual fucktard so I can get in contact

    I know that the real JuanP has already filed criminal complaints against me with the Miami Beach PD.

  34. Davy on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:08 pm 

    Excluding my ID Theft and Sock Puppetry, I am spending less time on this lame unmoderated forum to concentrate on my own blog. I do want to thank all those who have attacked me with giving me material for growth. I have saved the best of my comments for my new blog. I have years worth of material. I have enjoyed moderating the worst of you and neutering your selfish useless agendas. I will still be here it is just I will be spending more time putting out a blog. I don’t expect much of a following with my blog. This is more a personal effort to assemble what I have learned over the last 10 years of formulating my REAL Green Deep Adaptation. For the stalkers here I hope you find my blog and visit the comment forum. It will be only lightly moderated to prevent juanpee identity theft and excessive cloggo spamming. LOL. There will be a prize for juanpee and annoymouse if you can stalk my blog. Double LOL. Anyway fuck my enemies and many thanks to those who contributed to my metamorphous.

    I guess I could have joined the moderated section at PO dot com, but I knew I’d get my ass permanently banned. I’ll try not to let the door smack me up the backside on the way out.

    Goodbye to ALL of you dumbasses.

  35. The stalker on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:11 pm 

    JuanP aultard ID theft

    Davy said Excluding my ID Theft and Sock Puppetry, I am spen…

  36. Another Dumbass Davy Sock Puppet on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 9:59 pm 

    The stalker on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 6:11 pm

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