Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Review: Rob Wallace – Dead Epidemiologists: On the origins of Covid-19

A new book by Rob Wallace, Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19, argues just that. According to Wallace, industrial agriculture pushes “capitalized wild foods deeper into the last of the primary landscape, dredging out a wider variety of potentially … Continue reading

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Whose Green recovery: Why poorer countries must not be left behind by richer countries’ recovery plans

A new report from UK development charity Christian Aid warns that post-Covid stimulus packages are in danger of widening global inequality and pushing poorer countries to turn to fossil fuels which would threaten the success of the UK’s COP26 climate … Continue reading

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Some issues in agrarian and ecological economics, in memory of Georgescu-Roegen

Juan Marinez-alier, Autonomous University of Barcelona Ecological Economics 22 (1997) 225–238 Ecological critics of economics have argued for over one hundred years that economists should study the flow of energy and materials in the economy. The services nature offers to … Continue reading

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Ecosocialism and/or Degrowth?

An excellent article showing a way forward, recognizing that it is a complex process with many capitalist obstacles. Bob Should the ecological left aim to reduce all consumption, or to radically transform the prevalent type of consumption? Posted on October … Continue reading

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EU’s farm animals ‘produce more emissions than cars and vans combined’ | Environment | The Guardian

Cows, pigs and other farm livestock in Europe are producing more greenhouse gases every year than all of the bloc’s cars and vans put together, when the impact of their feed is taken into account, according to a new analysis … Continue reading

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NYT: Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In (and irreversible?)

This New York Times article this morning announces that climate disaster is inevitable and irreversible! America is now under siege by climate change in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their … Continue reading

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They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?

A long read but very important overview of a complex environmental process brought on by growth of a certain kind. This is a story about frustration, about watching the West burn when you fully understand why it’s burning — and … Continue reading

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Political Openings: Class Struggle During and After the Pandemic – The Bullet

A long but important overview from Sam Ginden. How can degrowth fit in this new conjuncture? As the responses from parties and states to the rising discontent proved wanting, the crisis of legitimacy grew into a political crisis. Alongside popular … Continue reading

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Samir Amin: ‘He was a militant till his last breath’

Samir Amin’s works are not the only things he left behind… His legacy was a guide to those who want to change the world. ‘Building a strong international’ Samir Amin, shortly before his death, prepared a document with Firoze Manji … Continue reading

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Media Briefing on Janta Parliament: 13th Aug – August 16-21, 2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

https://jantaparliament.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/example-post-3/amp/?__twitter_impression=true A Peoples’ Parliament to fill a vacuum in Indian public and political discourse? Invitation Media Briefing on Janta Parliament – August 16-21 2020 10:00 – 18:00 13 August 2020 | 2:30pm onwards Dear all, The Budget Session of Parliament … Continue reading

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