Black Agenda Report is giving special attention to the recent COP26 climate summit. The editorial team and contributors will present more themed issues in the future and provide in-depth analysis to subjects of importance to BAR readers.
This issue of Black Agenda Report focuses on the recent COP26 climate summit held in Glasgow, Scotland. The 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties was convened by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP26 and the effort to halt global warming raise issues that BAR addresses on a regular basis.
The devastation wrought by carbon production has reached catastrophic levels around the world. Every year a new temperature record is reached. Extreme storms and droughts have become the norm and the resulting environmental destruction puts millions of lives at risk. The number of climate refugees throughout the Global South increases along with world temperatures.
The climate emergency is not addressed because the usual culprits, the wealthy capitalist nations, refuse to act. They are under the sway of the fossil fuel industry, the military industrial complex, and other corporate interests which are doing great damage to all life on the planet.
Since its founding in 2006 BAR has analyzed how capitalist predation and white supremacy practiced by the United States and its allies wreak havoc around the world. The climate crisis is but one result of that dynamic.
The editorial team of Margaret Kimberley, Jemima Pierre, and Ajamu Baraka and regular contributors continue Black Agenda Report’s dedication to providing news and analysis from a Black left perspective. BAR contributors write on a variety of subject matter this week but the COP26 summit is BAR’s focus. There will be more themed issues for Black Agenda Report readership in the future.