The panic surrounding the 2014 Ebola epidemic is more infectious than the virus itself; this is the time for forward-thinking activists to take a deep breath.
With the elections ahead and the People's Climate March a few weeks in the rear view mirror, I'm reminded of a meeting in the Bronx that I attended and spoke at this summer.
As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.
Solutions to the climate crisis inevitably collide with the capitalist system and its inherent need for endless expansion based on a ruthless drive for maximum profit.
Writer Elizabeth Kolbert passionately describes how human destruction of ecological systems is causing a great mass extinction of biological species, including possibly humanity itself.
As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.
On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.
While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.