Monthly Archives: April 2013

World Resources Institute : Is sustainability still possible?

IPS OP-ED: letting nature take its course? Published on April 12th, 2013 Written by: Erik Assadourian WASHINGTON, Apr 12 2013 (IPS) – Is sustainability still possible? Yes. Is it still probable? No. With bold action today, tomorrow, and in years … Continue reading

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Report on Economics of Happiness conference

After months of preparation, the 2013 Economics of Happiness Conference, held in Byron Bay, NSW Australia, was a tremendous success http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/857593/4aa16c3083/1620022255/e965c9a22e/

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Wallerstein: End of the Road for Runaway Factories? and capitalism

Commentary No. 351, April 15, 2013 “End of the Road for Runaway Factories?” Ever since there has been a capitalist world-economy, one essential mechanism of its successful functioning has been the runaway factory. After years of significant accumulation of capital … Continue reading

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Beppe Grillo interview: Degrowth in Italy??

Is Beppe Grillo talking about degrowth? I don’t know, but this makes interesting reading. Bob http://www.neurope.eu/blog/war-and-we-ll-win Until recently, Beppe Grillo was simply a successful comedian. But these days, the powerful in Italy — and beyond — fear Grillo The Protest … Continue reading

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What if Iraq War trillions had been spent on renewables?

Paul Gipe: Original 4/7/05, updated 20/12/07 & 10/4/13 The war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion through fiscal year 2013, according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. That’s trillion, with a “t”. Including future costs for veteran’s care, … Continue reading

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How will climate change affect food production?

This Q&A is part of the Guardian’s ultimate climate change FAQ http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/19/climate-change-affect-food-production Food is one of society’s key sensitivities to climate. A year of not enough or too much rainfall, a hot spell or cold snap at the wrong time, … Continue reading

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Could a 2 degree global temperature rise cut Chinese food production 38% in 25 years?

London-based Canadian journalist Gwynne Dyer wrote on March 4, 3013 about unpublished World Bank commissioned reports on how much food production could drop when the average global temperature has risen by 2°C, probably in about 25 years. The director of … Continue reading

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