Monthly Archives: December 2012

Population, consumption, and rectangles

Can elementary geometry explain environmental problems? Actually, no. Ian Angus debunks the simplistic populationist approach in the debate over population vs consumption. http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/12/12/population-consumption-and-rectangles

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Vertical urban gardens

Singapore is applying the vertical model to urban agriculture, experimenting with rooftop gardens and vertical farms in order to feed its many residents. Sky Green Director Jack Ng has created a vertical farming system, which he nicknamed ‘A Go-Grow’. It … Continue reading

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Climate disaster CAN be prevented

Practical, affordable solutions exist, but the necessary resources won’t be mobilized so long as corporations, media barons and generals make all the big decisions. by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly Several recent scientific reports on climate change have warned we … Continue reading

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L’Objecteur de croissance Vol4-4 11 novembre 2012

“L’Objecteur de croissance” du Mouvement Québécois pour une Décroissance Conviviale (MQDC) consacre son numéro d’automne aux rapports entre “Décroissance et politique” et invite à une réflexion sur “Quelle avenue privilégier ?” Un avant goût du contenu

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De-Growth on the Sunshine Coast

By James Reinert, March 2012 Courtesy of Degrowth Vancouver, Recently, a group of like-minded people got together for a viewing of Conrad Schmidt’s documentaries on de-growth and efficiency shifting. Since then, we have been meeting twice a month in Roberts … Continue reading

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Bolivia’s address to UN climate talks: Our climate is not for sale

The following statement was made Wednesday by Jose Antonia Zamora Gutierrez, Minister of Environment and Water for the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP18). DOHA, Qatar — Mr. President of the COP, distinguished Heads … Continue reading

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Monthly Review – The Planetary Emergency

While the world has been fixated on the economic problem, global environmental conditions have been rapidly worsening, confronting humanity with its ultimate crisis: one of long-term survival. The common source of both of these crises resides in the process of … Continue reading

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