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By Robert Hunziker / 24 April 2021
antarctic.jpg The 21st century serves as an inflection point of acceleration of climate instability caused by human-generated greenhouse gases, as CO2 emissions increase well beyond the rate of the prior century. It’s also a defining timeline of an astonishing ice mass loss rate of 500% more than the last decade of the previous century. Throughout human history, this has never happened with such far-reaching extent so rapidly.  The proof is found in the... Read more
By Priti Gulati Cox / 21 April 2021
A Dark Earth Day p1010087.jpeg The New Dealpart of the Green New Deal is mostly good and necessary. But the Greenpart has a big hole at its center: the lack of a direct mechanism to rapidly reduce the use of fossil fuels in the economy; therefore, it cannot guarantee their elimination on a crash deadline. It relies instead on an erroneous assumption that an industrial mobilization to build up... Read more
By Unknown / 17 April 2021
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logo.png We have understood the science of the climate crisis for over 30 years. The first IPCC report, where the world’s scientific community set out the scale of the problem, came out in 1990. But our governments chose not to act then, and still fail us today.  Read more ... pic-1.jpg 2 scientists throw paint and stick scientific papers to the UK HQ of Murdoch’s media empire.
By Stan Cox / 14 April 2021
humanmiasma.jpg Humanity’s transgression of ecological limits has caused widespread damage, including a climate emergency, catastrophic loss of biodiversity, and extensive degradation of soils around the world. Earth abuse is also at the root of the Covid-19 pandemic and the grim possibility that new pathogens will continue to emerge from other animal species to infect humans. Right: “Human Miasma” by Priti Gulati Cox: embroidery and graphite on khadi, a... Read more

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By Ian Angus / 06 February 2020
"The Blue Acceleration: The Trajectory of Human Expansion into the Ocean,” published in January in the journal One Earth, describes and graphs capital’s growing drive to industrialize the oceans and sea beds. Commercial activity in the oceans is expanding rapidly, and “considerable investments … are driving growth in existing industries and the emergence of new ones, spanning an increasingly... Read more
By Julian Rose / 06 February 2020
In the late 1990’s I bought an early model Ericsson mobile phone. Travelling around the UK countryside visiting farmers, it seemed quite useful, in spite of the very intermittent signal availability of that time.After a while I started feeling the side of my head to which I held the phone, heating-up. It was an unpleasant sensation and it concerned me that using this device involved putting-up... Read more
By Charlotte King / 05 February 2020
It’s fast-growing, flexible and strong. Standing underneath a bamboo canopy, it is easy to understand why people have been using this grass plant for years, in the construction of houses, bridges,scaffolding. Bamboo has several advantages in construction, including its height, light weight, excellent tensile strength and flexibility. Critically, bamboo is also abundantly available and low cost,... Read more
By Nuria Alabao / 04 February 2020
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By Aimée Cree Dunn / 03 February 2020
... averting climate change is not going stop the global collapse of the planet as we know it.  Don’t get me wrong.  Climate change is a global emergency and will cause tremendous damage, and, in fact, already has for many. But the thing is, massive, global-scale destruction has been going on for a long time even before climate change. ...addressing climate change using the values and viewpoints... Read more
By Kris De Decker / 01 February 2020
The daily shower would be hard to sustain in a world without fossil fuels.  The mist shower, a satisfying but forgotten technology which uses very little water and energy, could be a solution.
By Roger Harris / 31 January 2020
As predictable as death and taxes is the quadrennial injunction from liberals for progressive third parties to cease and desist. Equally predictable is the admonition that this will be the most decisive presidential election in US history. Given the prospect of four more years of Trump, do they have a valid thesis or are they once again just sheep-dogging those of little faith back into the true... Read more

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