Author Archives: Bob Thomson

UK auto industry may never recover

Britain’s automotive industry may never recover from the coronavirus crisis, experts have warned, after responsible for more than two-thirds of the UK’s annual vehicle production paused assembly lines. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/18/bmw-and-toyota-suspend-european-operations-coronavirus

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Patrick Bond: Coronavirus plus oil wars = fracking collapse, degrowth and slight breather on climate catastrophe?

Terrible times have engulfed the world, yet a silver lining would be if suddenly due to $30/barrel oil prices, the fracking industry dies, and if the massive contraction in the world economy now underway reduces greenhouse emissions. Of course the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus slows pollution (and industrial overconsumption)

This very graphic satellite photo compilation shows the impact of our industrial/capitalist model on the quality of life in China. https://ecohustler.com/nature/5-ways-coronavirus-could-help-humanity-survive-the-ecological-crisis/

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5 ways coronavirus could help humanity survive the ecological crisis – EcoHustler

Coronavirus is both a symptom of the problematic globalised economy and an important signal that things need to change. Emergency short-term measures to contain the virus also have a positive impact on decimated global ecosystems. Crisis can be an opportunity … Continue reading

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The Greta helpline

https://twitter.com/markhumphries/status/1177178666402365440?s=09

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Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty – a review – if inequality is illegitimate, why not reduce it?

Capital and Ideology is an even more ambitious book than Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Where the latter focused on inequality trends in western capitalism over the past 200 years, the new book offers a history of almost everything. The … Continue reading

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An army of Gretas

This 15 minute video will bring tears of hope to your eyes. An earlier upload used the wrong URL for this Guardian video. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=W_owNfcUrkY&feature=emb_logo&quot;

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