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By Don Fitz / 11 September 2019
What Is Energy Denial? by Don Fitz The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half a century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism. Nowhere is this more apparent than abandonment of the slogan popular during the early Earth Days: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” The unspoken phrase of today’s Earth Day is “Recycle, Occasionally Reuse, and Never Utter the Word ‘Reduce.’” A... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 07 September 2019
The oceans are crying for mercy, a fact that is starkly revealed in a telling 900-page draft of a forthcoming UN report due for release September 25. The draft report obtained by Agence France-Presse (AFP) assesses the status of the oceans and cryosphere. It’s a landmark UN report, and it’s not a pretty picture. In the final analysis, the report amounts to self-destruction that’s largely ignored by most of the leading countries throughout the world. It’s all about greenhouse gassing as a... Read more
By Henry Robertson / 29 August 2019
    Use less energyEat less meatCultivate your gardenPlant treesLearn the Law of Limits
Earth’s climate is turning against life in its current configuration. This is going to be bad for most creatures, notably us, which is fitting because humanity is the culprit. You probably don’t feel personally responsible. All of us in the overdeveloped parts of the world were born into a society so thoroughly built on fossil fuels that it can’t last a day without them. If you’re conscientious about it... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 18 August 2019
Sea level has been stable, at current levels, throughout recorded history for 5,000 years. That’s about to change. Still, it’s very difficult for people to imagine a change in sea level after 5,000 years of rock solid stability. Nevertheless, assuming sea levels do rise markedly, one of the biggest questions of the century is whether the world is prepared for sea level rise?  As a guess, the answer is: No, not even close. Well, they better start making plans because there’s no stopping at... Read more

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By Roger Copple / 08 September 2019
Here is an interview of two long time Left Green activists Don Fitz, editor of GreenSocialThought.org, and of author Stan Cox who have been critical of the Green New Deal.  I painstakingly provided the transcription of a podcast interview of them in this published article at OpEdNews on May 3, 2019:   Improve the Green New Deal: Eliminate its Massive Growth and Neoliberalism. Concluding thoughts... Read more
By Rufus Jordana / 04 September 2019
What is the Green New Deal’s answer to this dilemma? It refuses to acknowledge the problem. Clearly, the Green New Deal is rhetorically very strong on highlighting the injustices and ecological problems of the current economic system, rightly arguing for the climate crisis to be understood as a social justice and a class issue and outlining some of the basic characteristics of an ecological... Read more
By Naveena Sadasivam / 04 September 2019
Wyoming wants to modify the Fontenelle Dam so it can use an extra 80,000 acre-feet of water from a tributary of the once-mighty Colorado River. At its headwaters, Denver Water hopes to expand a reservoir’s capacity by 77,000 acre-feet of water. And several hundred miles south, Utah is trying to build a pipeline that can funnel another 86,000 acre-feet out of the river. There are at least six... Read more
By Cory Morningstar / 02 September 2019
Extinction Rebellion is a Corporate Led "Evironmentalist" Movement Aimed at Bypassing and Isolating the Left, and Muting Critics of Capitalism Extinction Rebellion (XR) officially launched on October 31, 2018. On November 2, 2018, a video was uploaded to the Extinction Rebellion YouTube account. The video documents the training session held by XR co-founder Roger Hallam: “This was filmed at the... Read more
By Lea Ypi / 01 September 2019
Left-wing scepticism about open borders and migration may not be rooted in racism and xenophobia, but it takes the same troubling form as its right-wing counterpart.   The left-wing case against immigration hinges on both a pragmatic and a principled argument. The former appeals to the constraints of electoral politics in representative democracies. Across Europe, in working-class strongholds... Read more
By Molly Enking / 31 August 2019
There’s a steadily growing body of science on the connection between fracking and human health, according to a new analysis published by a group of scientists and doctors on Thursday. In 2014, there were only 400 peer-reviewed studies on the health impacts of fracking, the report notes. Now, in 2019, the group had almost 1,800 studies to analyze, more than half of which have been published since... Read more
By Jason Hickel / 31 August 2019
On the surface, degrowth sounds like an economics of scarcity, as many on both the right and left have been quick to allege. But in fact exactly the opposite is true.

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