Monthly Archives: November 2015

Here’s What We’ll Do After the Paris Climate Summit Drops the Ball

by Jim Shultz — YES! Magazine The challenge before us is to change the behavior of billions of people in very deep ways, very fast. We will need to do more than just change people’s consciousness; we also need to … Continue reading

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Will 11/13 promote a post growth world?

Paris Attacks and Climate Change Push Us to Fix a World of Broken Systems by Nafeez Ahmed — YES! Magazine As with any psychopathology, one requires a meaningful diagnosis to offer a prescription with a reasonable chance of success. That … Continue reading

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Book Review: Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-Porn Addicts by Leigh Phillips. | Transition Network

I thought I’d post another good critique before going to see if my locally-woven organic carrot-pants were in at Mark’s Work Warehouse yet! 😉 If anyone finds a response to Phillips that gets beyond his ad hominem put downs and … Continue reading

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A review of Austerity Ecology & The Collapse-Porn Addicts: A defence of growth, progress, industry and stuff by Leigh Phillips

In an act of wishful thinking, Phillip’s “Austerity Ecology” glosses over the Jevons Paradox or rebound effect, whereby increases in technologically-induced efficiency often actually result in increased use of resources. Further, the idea that peasant populations leave rural areas only … Continue reading

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China and (de)growth

An interesting article re China with implications for degrowth. I don’t pretend to have absorbed or even believe all of what Escobar presents but this strikes me as important information. Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, The New Great Game Between China and … Continue reading

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Paris is burning: Why?

A number of friends have been asking “Did you live anywhere near any of these locations?” This has nothing to do with degrowth, but I feel compelled to use this forum to throw my two bits into the ring. My … Continue reading

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The Last Call: a degrowth manifesto from Spain – summer 2014

This is more than an economic and political crisis: it’s a crisis of civilization. A large portion of European citizens hold the belief that our present consumerist society can (and must) “progress” into the future. Meanwhile, a majority of the … Continue reading

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