Beyond the Noise: Why only workers can overcome the #climatecrisis

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson speaks to Asbjørn Wahl, a Norwegian trade unionist who was a leading figure in the International Transport Workers Federation over decades, and who headed up the union’s work exploring responses to global warming.

They discuss:

1:03 – After ten years of a growing debate about climate change, what is the state of play today?

5:28 – Is global warming an issue that requires a class analysis?

12:21 – Will the working class refuse to pay for the climate crisis?

16:23 – How would democratic planning of the economy allow society to avoid the worst environmental destruction?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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