Monthly Archives: May 2013

New York Times: Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears

The average carbon dioxide reading surpassed 400 parts per million at the research facility atop the MaunaLoavolcano on the island of Hawaii for the 24 hours that ended at 8 p.m. on Thursday. ByJUSTINGILLIS Published: May 10, 2013 The level … Continue reading

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Degrowth, Anti-Consumerism and Peak Consumption

Degrowth embraces the ongoing devolution of paid work and wealth that cannot be reversed. Charles Hugh Smith The anti-consumerism Degrowth movement is gaining visibility and adherents in Europe. Degrowth (French: décroissance, Spanish: decrecimiento, Italian: decrescita) recognizes that the mindless expansion … Continue reading

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Degrowth & marketing to children

As Marketing to Children Intensifies, What Can Society Do? By Diane Levin, Christina Asquith Marketing is a more powerful force in the lives of children growing up today than ever before, beginning from a very young age. The stories above … Continue reading

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Is nuclear power an alternative?

Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. An important new book by anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Mangano argues that the dangers far outweigh any benefits. Joseph Mangano Mad Science: The Nuclear … Continue reading

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Everyone must accept binding climate commitments in Bonn

By Pablo Solon The United Nations climate negotiations in Bonn are more of the same and we are running out of time. Everybody recognizes that there is a “gap”, but there are no concrete proposals to solve the “gap”. Most … Continue reading

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Why unionists must build the climate change fight

Needed: thousands of union members in their union hats and coats and shirts, banners and flags flying, at every demonstration to save the planet by Gene McGuckin The science says we have to start NOW to change the way we … Continue reading

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Tyranny of the one per cent

Serge Halimi, Le Monde Diplomatique Some revelations come as little surprise. It’s not really news that some politicians love money and like to spend time with those who have lots of it. Or that they sometimes behave like a caste … Continue reading

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Endless growth will not deliver a healthy economy

The UK must seize this opportunity to create an economy that can flourish without addiction to relentless expansion ‘A mere 0.3%increase in growth granted a reprieve from the harshest judgment on the austerity programme of the coalition.’ Andrew Simms, New … Continue reading

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