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By Stan Cox / 19 August 2021
standbyrationing.jpg What is enough? Put that question to any economist or politician, and you are likely to get a blank stare in return. In a society devoted to continuous economic growth, there is no way to answer the question “How much is enough?” because continuous growth implies there is never enough.  However, given the current climate emergency and the broader ecological breakdown that looms in the near future, there are few issues more pressing... Read more
By Brian Tokar / 19 August 2021
On the IPCC’s latest climate report: What does it tell us?             – Brian Tokar The UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest comprehensive report on the state of the earth’s climate. The much-anticipated report dominated the headlines for a few days in early August, then quickly disappeared amidst the latest news from Afghanistan, the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the US, and all the latest political rumblings. The report... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 08 August 2021
funk_book.jpg The world is on fire like never before: “Wildfires Have Erupted Across the Globe Scorching Places That Rarely Burned Before” (CNN headlines July 22, 2021), but not only is fire raging, Biblical floods are destroying entire communities, e.g. 9,000 homes swept away in central China (BBC News) as towns were nearly decimated in Germany, (“Europe’s Deadly Floods Leave Scientists Stunned,” Science, July 20, 2021). All of that with worldwide droughts at... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 30 July 2021
world-fire-9662904.jpg Apocalypse is complete destruction of the world as described in some detail in the biblical book of Revelation. Nothing worse can happen to humanity. Interestingly, it has been a recurring aspect of civilization for over two thousand years but every prediction of “End Times” has failed.  Yet modern-day society is proving that apocalypse has multiple possible outcomes. In fact, a case can be made that it’s never been closer to reality... Read more

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By Lorenzo Alfano / 22 January 2020
While Gramsci died as a victim of fascism in 1937, in his life there was no trace of pessimism, if not the famous “pessimism of the intellect.” For Gramsci, it was worth imagining the worst possible situation, from time to time, “in order to be able to marshal all one’s reserves of will and optimism, to be able to overcome the obstacle.”
By Colin Todhunter / 19 January 2020
Promoters of genetic modification (GM) in agriculture have long argued that genetically engineered Golden Rice is a practical way to provide poor farmers in remote areas with a subsistence crop capable of adding much-needed vitamin A to local diets. Vitamin A deficiency is a problem in many poor countries in the Global South and leaves millions at high risk for infection, diseases and other... Read more
By Andrew Nikiforuk / 16 January 2020
Technology may have given us a greater vision, but it has muted our ability to act because we have become so numbed by its conveniences. The dismal documentation of dramatic bird losses proves that as the machine world offers endless data about this and that, we become less and less able to do anything about it.
By Daniel Tanuro / 15 January 2020
Thanks to careful reading of Marx’s Notebooks, Saito brilliantly shows how Marx abandoned the idea that agricultural productivity could increase indefinitely under socialism until, in 1865-1868, he came to the opposite conclusion that only socialism could stop the absurd and destructive capitalist tendency to unlimited growth.
By Andrew Nikiforuk / 13 January 2020
Gillis says that he first noticed new earthquakes being added to the national earthquake database as major fraccing operations began in 2010. “In my view, which I have already shared, the province should simply add buffer zones around any very Extreme and Very High Consequence Dams where hydraulic fracturing cannot be undertaken without a prior full investigation into the risks and an implemented... Read more
By Laurie E. Adkin / 12 January 2020
At this point in human history, the limits of capitalism and the limits of our species’ life on Earth have converged. We have never been here before, and we cannot go back. The political activism of my youth was largely in solidarity with anti-colonial movements in Africa and Palestine, anti-US imperialist movements and dictatorships in Latin America, and solidarity-building between the labour... Read more
By Kieran Cooke / 11 January 2020
LONDON, 8 January, 2020 – The city of Munich – one of Europe’s wealthiest urban conurbations – has expansive plans to tackle the fast-growing problems associated with climate change: its policies are a good example of Germany’s green energy quest, the Energiewende. At the end of last year Munich, Germany’s third largest city with a population of just under one and a half million, joined a... Read more

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