Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Earth Defends Herself By Slowing Down Growth

Leonardo Boff The idea of a living Earth is widely accepted, and has been incorporated into the most recent manuals of ecology (cf.R. Barbault, Ecologia Geral, Vozes, Petrópolis 2011.) It was first proposed by Russian geochemist W.Vernadsky in the 1920’s, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

September 14, 2011 A sweeping discourse on the collision between the natural and the social world — the confluence of poverty, violence and climate change Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Nation Books, … Continue reading

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CBC Radio: Climate change, neo-liberalism and drought – Christian Parenti’s “Tropic of Chaos”

This CBC Sunday Edition interview with Christian Parenti about his book “The Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence” makes for very good listening. His one sentence slip, saying poppies from Afghanistan are the source of … Continue reading

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