Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ecological Economics and Changing Everything

Patricia Perkins As I read Naomi Klein’s wonderful book, This Changes Everything (2014), it kept reminding me of proposals and ideas which are part of the ecological economics canon, and I’d like to briefly share and describe some of these… … Continue reading

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How Climate Change Helped ISIS | Charles B. Strozier

As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise … Continue reading

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The Commons as a Transformative Vision | Systemic Alternatives

January 30, 2015 [David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, in The Wealth of the Commons] It has become increasingly clear that we are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded … Continue reading

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Building a post-capitalist global movement | Hoy es Todavía

Solón is a strong critic of capitalism, arguing that in order to stop climate change we need to change ourselves and shift from the capitalist paradigm of unlimited growth to one that pushes instead for the redistribution of wealth. https://pablosolon.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/building-a-post-capitalist-global-movement/

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BBC Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff

After the deluge of gifts many people have exchanged at Christmas, January seems a good time for soul-searching over the Western obsession with stuff, writes trend forecaster James Wallman. We have more stuff than we could ever need – kit … Continue reading

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Yes, we can prosper without growth – 10 proposals

By Giorgos Kallis (with Research & Degrowth ) Degrowth is a call to decolonize the social imaginary from the ideology of a one-way future consisting only of growth . Degrowth is not the same thing as recession. It is the … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Study Confirms: We Must Leave Fossil Fuels “In the Ground”

A groundbreaking new study is confirming what green campaigners have long argued: in order to stave off climate disaster, the majority of fossil fuel deposits around the world—including 92 percent of U.S. coal, all Arctic oil and gas, and a … Continue reading

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