Monthly Archives: February 2014

Can we talk about climate change now?

We can’t just wait for the floods to ‘wake people up’ to climate change – we need to confront the forces who are actively working to stop that happening, writes Adam McGibbon in Red Pepper 12 February 2014 http://www.redpepper.org.uk/we-must-shout-loud-to-link-the-floods-to-climate-change/ Naomi … Continue reading

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Report from the “Workers’ Economy” international meeting

Report from the “Workers’ Economy” international meeting, January 31 and February 1, occupied factory of Fralib, Marseille The occupation of businesses by workers and their democratic management through horizontal decision-making processes is a centuries-old practice, that has however reemerged around … Continue reading

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BBC bias on climate change

An Open Letter to the BBC from Rob Hopkins on Lord Lawson’s Today Programme appearance To Jamie Angus, the Editor, Today Programme. I am writing to complain in the strongest terms about your piece on this morning’s programme on climate … Continue reading

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A Critique of Techno-Optimism: Efficiency without Sufficiency is Lost

A Critique of Techno-Optimism: Efficiency without Sufficiency is Lost Posted: 14 Feb 2014 04:43 PM PST ABSTRACT: “Technological optimists believe that humanity will be able to solve environmental problems primarily through technological application and advancement, while continuing to focus attention … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Now here’s an aspect of degrowth I haven’t seen before! Researching the implications of downsizing the human species to better fit the earth The Incredible Shrinking Man is a speculative design research about the consequences of downsizing the human species to … Continue reading

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When Conventional Success Is No Longer Possible, Degrowth and the Black Market Beckon

I just ran across this blog which looks at degrowth from a very different perspective /discourse – North American youth unemployment. Charles Hugh Smith February 7, 2014 – Of two minds http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb14/degrowth-market2-14.html “Phantom economies tend to give rise to gray … Continue reading

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A universal basic income and degrowth

An article well worth reading through. There’s no way toward a sustainable future without tackling environmentalism’s old stumbling blocks: consumption and jobs. And the way to do that is through a universal basic income. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/alive-in-the-sunshine/

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