Monthly Archives: July 2022

Colonization killed 90% of indigenous people & changed world climate

There is now scientific evidence that links climate change to the first encounter and the cumulative destruction of Indigenous societies. https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2019/02/13/how-colonization-of-the-americas-killed-90-percent-of-their-indigenous-people-and-changed-the-climate

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What happened last month in Geneva at the WTO?

What happened last month in Geneva at the WTO? LOTS as it turned out. The outcomes portend new fights on the horizon: on tax justice re: Big Tech; on environmental issues in five plurilateral agreements currently under negotiations in the … Continue reading

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Eating one-fifth less beef could halve deforestation

Replacing just 20% of global beef consumption with a meat substitute within the next 30 years could halve deforestation and the carbon emissions associated with it, finds a modelling study. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01238-5

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Alternatives to sustainable development: what can we learn from the pluriverse in practice

Sustainability Science, 2022 By Shivani Kaul, Bengi Akbulut, Federico Demaria & Julien-François Gerber Abstract The debates on the sustainability of development have a long history. Although the Brundtland Report popularized “sustainable development”, this slippery concept sidelined previous critiques of development … Continue reading

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The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be

A fascinating Guardian review of how ancient cities fed large urban populations. Are there any lessons there for “civilization” and degrowth/slowcialism? Many tropical forest societies found immensely successful methods of food production, in even the most challenging of circumstances, which … Continue reading

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Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief

Wildfires and heatwaves wreaking havoc across swathes of the globe show humanity facing “collective suicide”, the UN secretary general has warned, as governments around the world scramble to protect people from the impacts of extreme heat. António Guterres told ministers … Continue reading

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Mapping areas of agreement between two of the most important radical ecology movements

For ecosocialist degrowth July 2, 2022 by Michael Löwy, Bengi Akbulut, Sabrina Fernandes and Giorgos Kallis Degrowth and ecosocialism are two of the most important movements—and proposals—on the radical side of the ecological spectrum. Sure, not everyone in the degrowth … Continue reading

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Animals farmed: microplastics in meat, ‘cruel’ Parma ham and jet-set salmon | Farming | The Guardi an

The Guardian’s monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2022/jul/12/animals-farmed-microplastics-in-meat-cruel-parma-ham-and-jet-set-salmon

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Nearly $2tn of damage inflicted on other countries by US emissions | Climate crisis | The Guardian

The US has inflicted more than $1.9tn in damage to other countries from the effects of its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis that has provided the first measurement of nations’ liability in stoking the climate crisis. The … Continue reading

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American Interdependence Day

Today is American Independence Day and there’s lots of celebrating going on (not to mention the volatilizing of hundreds of millions of pounds of different chemical compounds in the atmosphere). So it’s a big day in the USA today. But … Continue reading

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