Category: Environment

  • Uttarakhand crisis: an impending disaster

    Uttarakhand crisis: an impending disaster

    An expensive and environmentally ruinous development project, built to appease Modi’s Hindu nationalist base, and approved following all manner of legal manoeuvres, represents a ticking time bomb in India’s mountains. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Also known as Devbhoomi or the Land of…

  • Pakistan: masses devastated by floods and rains while rulers continue to loot and plunder

    Pakistan: masses devastated by floods and rains while rulers continue to loot and plunder

    Pakistan has been ravaged by floods and torrential rains, while the ruling class continues to loot and plunder the impoverished masses at this time of distress and disaster. According to reports, around one third of the country has been devastated by the floods and rains of the last three months, while 33 million people have…

  • Climate change in India – no solution under capitalism

    Climate change in India – no solution under capitalism

    Environmental crises are causing death, destruction and deprivation on a colossal scale in India. The capitalist system is directly to blame for this catastrophe, which dwarfs even the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. India is facing the worst floods, cyclones, heatwaves and droughts in its recent history. Climate change has impacted one billion people in…

  • Climate chaos: capitalism to blame

    Climate chaos: capitalism to blame

    This summer has been one of freakish weather events the world over. No longer is climate change a thing of the future. From California to the Arctic Circle, exceptional temperatures are creating tinder box conditions. In Greece, 91 people were killed in a horrific blaze. In Japan at least 77 people have died and more…