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By Mike Nickerson / 09 February 2022
Actions come from thoughts and thoughts from feelings.  “The greenest dollar is the one not spent.” 1  Imagine !     Spending more is what Growth economics is all about.  Humanity is already stretching planetary limits, yet governments almost everywhere encourage more Growth.  Growth that would double—and more—human impacts on our already stressed planet.  It has been said that “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism... Read more
By Helen Yaffe / 06 February 2022
mangroves_at_santa_fe.jpg Cuba, a small island besieged by the United States, is taking concrete measures to reorient its economy in the fight against climate change. It’s an example that the whole world should take seriously.
By Robert Hunziker / 25 January 2022
The world’s oceans in 2021 witnessed the hottest temperatures in recorded history. (Source: Lijing Cheng, et al, Another Record: Ocean Warming Continues Through 2021 Despite La Niña Conditions, Advanced in Atmospheric Sciences, January 11, 2022)
According to the Ocean Conservancy: “From the beginning of industrialization until today, the ocean has absorbed more than 90 percent of the heat from human-caused global warming and about one-third of our carbon emissions. But we are now seeing... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 02 January 2022
bright.jpg Bright Green Lies (Monkfish Book Publishing, 2021) grumbles and growls like a rambunctious thunderstorm on an early spring day opening up darkened clouds of acid rain across the world of environmentalism, including celebrated personalities. According to Bright Green Lies authors Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert: “We are writing this book because we want our environmental movement back.” As such, they charge ahead with daggers drawn,... Read more

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By Christopher Pollon / 17 August 2021
In the same way that melting ice is opening sea lanes and unlocking new economic opportunities, the retreat of B.C glaciers will expose new ground for mining exploration. Much of this activity will occur in landscapes destabilized by the loss of glacial ice. A recent landslide that saw a mountainside collapse near one of B.C.’s newest mines is raising questions about whether a copper and gold... Read more
By Andreas Malm / 04 July 2021
ende_gelande.jpg The science is eminently clear. Because so much valuable, irretrievable time has been lost, assets have to be stranded. Investments must be written off too early for capitalist taste; on one estimate, the instant suspension of every project in the pipeline would make 2°C achievable only if accompanied by the decommissioning of one-fifth of all... Read more
By Helena Nicholson / 03 July 2021
earth_sick.jpg Socialist economic planning is the only way to ensure a just transition to low-carbon energy and sustainable production. Left to the market, any move to green alternatives will never be rapid enough, since fossil fuels remain so highly profitable; the manufacture of renewable technologies will be scarred by brutally exploitative, destructive, and... Read more
By Gerry Condon / 30 June 2021
ortega.jpg Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega speaks to supporters. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images. When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers.  The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty.  But she probably did not... Read more
By Craig Collins / 27 June 2021
hunter_gatherers.jpg According to JK&W, Bright Greens are heretics. Civilization is the enemy because any society with agriculture and cities is “at war against the living world.”[8] The only alternative is a return to the fundamentalist crusade of defending Mother Earth “by any means necessary.”[9] Their goal is to denounce these false Bright Green prophets... Read more
By Winona LaDuke / 26 June 2021
A hemp plot constitutes a carbon sink: Because the plant grows quickly (up to 12 feet in four months), it absorbs huge quantities of carbon, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions that cause destructive climate change. More than that, the plant can replace carbon-intensive materials used in manufactured products ranging from plastics to concrete, creating a new carbon-friendly economy. That’s what... Read more
By Miriam Douo / 26 June 2021
cobalt.webp Meanwhile, the push for greener sources of energy, particularly in the Global North, is driving the demand for metals like nickel, cobalt and lithium. Labourers in mining communities working to extract these metals face dangerous and degrading working conditions. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the use of child labour in cobalt mines... Read more

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