Author Archives: Bob Thomson

The Climate Crisis Is Real: Expert Advice on What We Need to Do | The Tyee

A global primer on next steps, from keeping oil in the ground to changing our diets to shifting to a green economy. The debate over whether climate change is happening is over, and the conversation about what should be done … Continue reading

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The Green New Deal offers radical environmental and economic change | Ann Pettifor | The Guardian

The revival of the Green New Deal framework (first developed in a report published in 2008) and popularized by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats in the US, is a huge advance for green campaigners and, hopefully, for our threatened species. … Continue reading

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The Challenge of a Huge Latin American Migration Surge is Coming. So is the Opportunity – Other News

An element of growth which must be considered in any planning for degrowth. By the end of 2019, more than 40 million people from Latin America and the Caribbean will be living outside their countries of birth according to estimates … Continue reading

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The US city preparing itself for the collapse of capitalism | Cities | The Guardian

From a festival that helps artists trade work for healthcare to a regional micro-currency, Kingston is trying to build an inclusive and self-sufficient local ecosystem https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/31/us-city-preparing-itself-for-the-collapse-of-capitalism

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Degrowth and the Green New Deal

Radical action on climate change is at last on the agenda. The emphasis is on urgency and action and – for XR notably – ‘truth.’ Questions of long-term strategy are less clear, but strategy platforms have been advanced. Foremost among … Continue reading

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Is population control the answer to fixing climate change? | CBC News

[One] argument is that if there were fewer people on Earth, greenhouse gases would be reduced and climate change could be averted. But experts say population control isn’t the panacea some think it might be. “It is a very complicated, … Continue reading

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Syria’s Kurds dreamt of a ‘Rojava revolution’. Assad will snuff this out

Three hundred thousand people displaced. Villages and infrastructure destroyed. Allegations of white phosphorus use. The costs of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria to create a “safe zone” are immense, the latest twist in the seemingly intractable Syrian war. Beyond … Continue reading

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