The two-day event that began Thursday underscored the reality that there is no solution to global warming and climate change within the framework of capitalism.
Even if Biden gets everything he asks for, his plan will be totally insufficient to meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Far from fostering the international collaboration that would be required to reverse climate change, capitalist society is increasingly characterized by xenophobia, international conflict and war.
Thousands of school students denounced the Labour Party-led government’s continued refusal to address the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Young people are organising across national boundaries in recognition that climate change has global causes and global consequences. In doing so, they are meeting up with an international resurgence of the class struggle.
The elderly, disabled and poor needlessly suffered after losing power without warning for days on end during extreme winter weather.
The new tally is almost twice as high as previously reported. It surpasses the death toll from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and is expected to grow even higher.
The Texas power grid disaster
Robert Bea, co-founder of Center for Catastrophic Risk Management: "International collaboration is critical in disaster prevention"
The WSWS interviewed Professor Bea, who has investigated more than 630 major accidents involving complex engineered systems, from his home in California last week.
Environmental scientists and advocates have pointed to the devastating effects of deforestation from palm oil and mining operations that have contributed to flooding and landslides.
The migrants are escaping the destruction of their homes and livelihoods by back-to-back, record-setting storms that have left more than 400,000 Hondurans and Guatemalans living in shelters.