Monthly Archives: March 2014

IPCC: The world is not ready for climate change

Climate & Capitalism posts 2014 IPCC report on impacts and risks of climate change. “The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate.” March 31 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says … Continue reading

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How much is too much? A public opinion research perspective

Tom Bowerman PolicyInteractive, Institute for Sustainability Education and Ecology, tom) Abstract: Climate-change research suggests that civilization and its ecological underpinnings may face catastrophe without profound changes in our collective cultural behavior. Yet, meaningful policy responses seem largely insufficient. This article … Continue reading

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Policy Options – March 2014 – The de-growth revival

Richard Swift With the progrowth model under strain, a new intellectual and social movement is arising that calls for building an economy based on values other than endless growth for growth’s sake. http://www.irpp.org/en/po/opening-eyes/swift/ See also Richard Swift’s CBC Ideas one … Continue reading

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Environment vs. Equity: A Fake Choice

BY ANNIE LEONARD I’m thrilled the president is shining a light on inequality. But for environmentalists, the debate over inequality – not only here in the US, but also the chasm between wealthy and poor countries – raises serious tensions … Continue reading

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Enric Duran, Catalan “Robin Hood” – Video on the results of his appropriation of capital

From 2006 to 2008, Enric Duran “borrowed” 492,000 Euros from some 39 banks and used the money to finance various cooperative and anti-capitalist movements. Now, 5 years after his September 17, 2008 announcement of this action, i.e. his refusal to … Continue reading

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“Growth below zero”: in memory of Sicco Mansholt

A fascinating outline of an element of degrowth that I hadn’t seen before. Thanks to Gualter for posting it. By Joan Martinez-Alier, RESPONDER conference, 21 March 2014 In 1971 Sicco Mansholt, a Dutch agrarian unionist and social-democratic politician, who had … Continue reading

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How Science is Telling us All to [Degrow] – Naomi Klein

Saturday 1 March 2014 If we are to avoid that kind of carnage [the 1929 crash – the worst economic crisis of modern times] while meeting our science-based emissions targets, carbon reduction must be managed carefully through what Anderson and … Continue reading

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