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Global Warming, COVID and the Labour Party’s Green New Deal

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A discussion kicked off by Simon Pirani, environmental campaigner, author of Burning Up: a Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Simon is a writer and researcher of fossil fuels, a socialist and former editor of the mineworkers’ union journal, The Miner.   https://scote3.net/2020/05/11/covid19-and-oil-extractivism/

Will the COVID emergency make it easier, or harder, to tackle global warming? With our ruling class intent on paying for the pandemic on the back of the working class, what sort of world will the upcoming battles take place in? The multinational energy companies see the current crisis as a way of getting rid of smaller competitors and emerging stronger. Is the Labour Party’s Green New Deal fit for purpose in these changing circumstances?Simon will speak for 30 minutes (with slides), and there will then be an open discussion.

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July 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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