Climate Change is Now...Is the Left Ready
By Jason Negron-Gonzales & Mateo Nube, January 01, 2008,Left Turn
As Leftists, we usually approach our work with a long-term view, understanding that unjust social systems are completely reversible. Even if current conditions are difficult, we know our work sows the seeds for revolutionary change over the course of various generations.
Yet a new dynamic is at play that could become irreversible. Environmental destruction and the burning of fossil fuels are impacting the global carbon cycle in such dramatic fashion that they may change the face of the planet. Median predictions project global average temperatures by the end of this century as the warmest in millions of years. Understanding this catastrophic threat and other related pending ecological crises and working to prevent them needs to become one of the Left’s political priorities.