GST Original Articles

By Robert Hunziker / 24 June 2019
Fasten your seat belt!  Global warming is on a rampage.  As a consequence, many ecosystems may be on the verge of total collapse. In fact, recent activity in the hinterlands surely looks that way. Over time, the backlash for civilized society, where people live in comfort, could be severe, meaning extreme discomfort. But still, nobody knows when or how bad it’ll get. As it happens, an ongoing climate catastrophe, like the show-stopping catastrophic collapse of permafrost in the Canadian High... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 21 June 2019
The East Siberian Arctic Shelf (“ESAS”) is the epicenter of a methane-rich zone that could turn the world upside down. Still, the ESAS is not on the radar of mainstream science, and not included in calculations by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and generally not well understood. It is one of the biggest mysteries of the world’s climate puzzle, and it is highly controversial, which creates an enhanced level of uncertainty and casts shadows of doubt. The ESAS is the most... Read more
By R. Burke / 17 June 2019
Herbert Marcuse was so far in advance of his time that in many ways the world-left has yet to catch up with his legacy. He glimpsed the implications of women’s rights, environmentalism, and sexual liberation for a new kind of socialism at a time in which these concerns were largely downplayed and ignored by the socialist movement. In an era that valorized productivity and economic growth, Marcuse criticized the imperative for endlessly increasing production and demanded that progress be... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 06 June 2019
Forgiving Debt to Invest in Environmental Healing Fir seedling, in author’s hand [photo by author] “I want you to act as if the house is on fire. Because it is.” —Greta Thunberg The US economy is awash in debt.
    As of the fourth quarter of 2018, household debt in the US totaled $13.54 trillion. The largest portion of this is mortgage debt, which totalled $9.12 trillion. [source]As of March 2019, total credit card debt is $1.057 trillion, which is an average of $8,286 per household. The...
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By Naveena Sadasivam / 22 August 2019
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By Kris De Decker / 21 August 2019
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By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 19 August 2019
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By Lauren Kaori Gurley / 14 August 2019
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By Eoin Higgins / 07 August 2019
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