Monthly Archives: December 2015

Other News: POOR 2016, SO MANY HANDICAPS

Roberto Savio is an Italian-Argentine journalist. Co-founder and former Director General of Inter Press Service (IPS). In recent years he also founded Other News, a service that provides “information markets eliminate”. Other News. In Spanish: http://www.other-news.info/noticias/ In English: http://www.other-net.info/ This … Continue reading

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“Alternatives to Sustainable Development: Buen vivir, Degrowth and Eco-Swaraj”

From Federico Demaria A longer version of their article in The Guardian (which was in fact based upon this one). The question I would raise is: how should we relate the multiplicity of emerging alternative frameworks? Alternatively, how do we … Continue reading

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Paris climate agreement: a terror attack on Africa 

Patrick Bond Paris witnessed both explicit terrorism by religious extremists on November 13 and a month later, implicit terrorism by carbon addicts negotiating a world treaty that guarantees catastrophic climate change. The first incident left more than 130 people dead … Continue reading

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Response to A World Without Growth – The New York Times

To the Editor: Eduardo Porter (“No Growth, No World? Think About It,” Economic Scene, Dec. 2) generously cites our work but doesn’t convey the main findings of our research. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/business/economy/imagining-a-world-without-growth.html Working independently and together over many years, we have concluded … Continue reading

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Cornerhouse readings on climate change

I received this list of readings from a UK solidarity group which produces excellent work on a wide range of issues and struggles. They touch on many of the complex issues which need to be tackled and/or considered in the … Continue reading

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Falling Short on Climate in Paris

Bill McKibben – NYT opinion piece So the world emerges, finally, with something like a climate accord, albeit unenforceable. If all parties kept their promises, the planet would warm by an estimated 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or 3.5 degrees Celsius, above … Continue reading

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Film Review: Are cows destroying the climate?

A good overview of the issues Cowspiracy shines a light on the carbon emissions of the animal agriculture industry, but its beam is so narrow that it leaves the rest of agriculture and the economy hidden from view, and elevates … Continue reading

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