Monthly Archives: June 2014

Spanish materials on degrowth, beyond development and “buen vivir”

For those who read Spanish, two interesting links have just come from the Degrowth Reading Group List at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. A book “Beyond Development” (Más allá del Desarrollo) – 323 pages, published by the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation … Continue reading

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Why I Couldn’t Live in Mr. Eco-Footprint’s (Bill Rees’) Future

by Geoff Dembicki in The Tyee, Vancouver June 16, 2014 It’s not [Bill Rees’] basic premise I disagree with: that the voracious resource demands of our human species far exceed Earth’s ability to meet them. Nor do I take issue … Continue reading

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Predictions of global warming from 1964 and 1965

Ian Angus has just published two interesting notes re predictions of global warming from the 1960s. Early warning 2: Commoner on global warming 50 years ago, Barry Commoner explained why rising levels of carbon dioxide in the air could lead … Continue reading

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Fresh Water, Growth, Degrowth, and the Steady State Economy

by Geoffrey Matthews In spite of initiatives by extraordinarily committed individuals, developments in ecological economics, and publications by Herman Daly and other members of CASSE, the traditional development process continues almost unchanged. This process fails to appropriately prioritize the social, … Continue reading

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Sport and economic growth

The collective “Un Projet de Décroissance” (« A Degrowth Project« ) takes a look at sports. Sport that created the Olympic city of Sotchi that is already in ruins and ruined; sport which embarrasses Rio for the outrageously costly World … Continue reading

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Green Growth vs Postgrowth – Where the Twain Can Meet [or can’t?!]

by Andre Reichel, 4 June 2014 In the discussions on the future of economic growth, business as usual is not an option. That alone can be regarded as good news. When the modern narrative of growth is evoked in policy … Continue reading

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Antarctica’s accelerating ice collapse – a result of unending growth

A sea-level rise of 10 to 16 feet will come in decades, rather than centuries. It will submerge nearly every port city in the world. http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/05/19/antarcticas-accelerating-ice-collapse-massive-sea-level-rise-in-decades/ Thanks to Climate & Capitalism for this link. The News Junkie Post link contains … Continue reading

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