China’s climate spokesman announces agreement between China and US to ‘enhance climate action’
This morning youth activists including Greta Thunberg filed a petition to the UN secretary general, António Guterres, demanding that the UN declare a “global level 3 emergency”, the highest level available.
If one were declared, it would allow more resources and technical expertise to be directed to countries which have been hit hardest by climate breakdown.
[Capitalism] has always gained pace through the incessant commodification of everything, beginning with land, labour and technology before spreading to genetically modified organisms, and even a woman’s womb or an asteroid. As capitalism’s realm spread, price-less goods turned into pricey commodities. The owners of the machinery and the land necessary for the commodification of goods profited, while everyone else progressed from the wretchedness of the 19th century working class to the soothing fantasies of mindless petit-bourgeois consumerism.