Monthly Archives: January 2014

What happens when fossil fuels run out?

Gary Mason, Toronto Globe and Mail 31 January 2014 p.A11 The foundation of the world economy is built on energy. And if you believe that the economy is structured in such a way that it needs to grow continually in … Continue reading

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Back to the land in Romania – Le Monde diplomatique – English edition

The EU sends Europeanisation agents across Romania to end subsistence farming and encourage agricultural competition. But those who have turned to self-sufficient farming because of austerity resist the world of the CAP. http://mondediplo.com/2014/02/09romania

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Suzuki: Rail versus pipeline is the wrong question

Debating the best way to do something we shouldn’t be doing in the first place is a sure way to end up in the wrong place. That’s what’s happening with the “rail versus pipeline” discussion. Some say recent rail accidents … Continue reading

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For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising

Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn’t depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like … Continue reading

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Slate: Why You Should Embrace the “Degrowth” Movement

The “degrowth” movement could help fight climate change, government surveillance, and other 21st-century ills. By Evgeny Morozov, Slate Magazine, 22 January 2014 The author of this article argues that Edward Snowden’s revelations of the NSA’s insatiable desire for data exposes … Continue reading

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If Every Norwegian’s a Millionaire, Why’s Alberta in Hock?

Maybe we need to grow corporate taxes to degrow fossil fuels, GHG emissions and our excessive societal and industrial metabolism that’s destroying our biosphere. http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/01/15/If-Every-Norwegians-a-Millionaire-Whys-Alberta-in-Hock/ Norway cut a proper deal with oil corporations. Canadians got screwed.

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GMOs and the fables of industrial agriculture

A thought provoking article on food. The case for genetically modified foods is pure hype. Agriculture really needs different ways of farming and marketing and different people in charge. UK-based biologist and science writer Colin Tudge is author of Good … Continue reading

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