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The New Hot Wars

The New Hot Wars

“Polycrisis” is a word being used to describe the current confluence of military, geopolitical, economic, political, climate, and other crises. This series of commentaries on “The Polycrisis and the Global Green New Deal,” probes the dynamics of the polycrisis and what alternatives there might be to its race to destruction. This commentary, the third in the series, examines the stunning expansion of armed conflict in the polycrisis era.

LNS Spotlight: Jack Zhou

LNS Spotlight: Jack Zhou

Jack Zhou works as a social scientist at the Climate Advocacy Lab, an organization that provides training, research support, and connections to climate, clean energy, and climate justice organizers across the US.

Labor and Allies Demand FEMA Address Climate Emergency

Labor and Allies Demand FEMA Address Climate Emergency

More than 30 labor, environmental, and health groups are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to unlock crucial disaster relief funding for extreme heat and wildfire smoke, neither of which are recognized by FEMA as major disasters.

Climate Justice at Work

Climate Justice at Work

The Labor Network for Sustainability recently co-sponsored a webinar on “Climate Justice at Work” with the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee.

Green Workers’ Stories

Green Workers’ Stories

The Green Workers Alliance is an organization of more than 1,500 renewable energy workers across the country.

When Driving Is Not An Option

When Driving Is Not An Option

Hear author and disability advocate Anna Zivarts discuss her new book, When Driving Is Not an Option: Steering Away from Car Dependency.

War’s Impact on Climate

War’s Impact on Climate

According to a just-released study, the climate cost of the first two years of Russia-Ukraine war was greater than the annual greenhouse gas emissions generated individually by 175 countries, including the Netherlands, Venezuela, and Kuwait.

Climate Change: In Case You Haven’t Heard…

Climate Change: In Case You Haven’t Heard…

According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the current rate of increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is ten times faster than at any point in the last 50,000 years.

Champions: Rev. James Lawson, Jr.

Champions: Rev. James Lawson, Jr.

Rev. James Lawson died June 10 at 95. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Lawson “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.”

LNS Spotlight: Shontaé Cannon-Buckley

LNS Spotlight: Shontaé Cannon-Buckley

Shontaé Cannon-Buckley is the Member Relations Manager at US Climate Action Network, of which LNS is a member, and recently was the lead organizer of the 2024 Midwest Regional Meeting, at which union members and climate and environmental justice organizers shared knowledge and built power for a sustainable midwest and beyond.