Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Degrowth: A dangerous idea or the answer to the world’s biggest problems? | CNN Business

London CNN Business — Conventional economic logic hinges on a core assumption: Bigger economies are better, and finding ways to maintain or boost growth is paramount to improving society. But what if growth is at best doing little to fix … Continue reading

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Barcelona students to take mandatory climate crisis module from 2024 | Barcelona | The Guardian

All students at the University of Barcelona will have to take a mandatory course on the climate crisis after the establishment agreed to meet the demands of activists conducting a sit-in occupation. In a move thought to be a world … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Herman Daly, 84, Who Challenged the Economic Gospel of Growth, Dies

Perhaps the best-known ecological economist, he faulted his mainstream peers for failing to account for the environmental harm growth can bring. https://nyti.ms/3WWZapA

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NYTimes: Draft Report Offers Starkest View Yet of U.S. Climate Threats

The effects of climate change are already “far-reaching and worsening” throughout all regions in the United States, posing profound risks to virtually every aspect of society, whether it’s drinking water supplies in the Midwest or small businesses in the Southeast, … Continue reading

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COP27: Fiddling while the world burns | Climate & Capitalism

COP 27, which meets from the 6th – 18th November 2022, unfolds against a backdrop of growing climate chaos and ecological degradation. As this latest COP approaches, economic recession, increased poverty and war run alongside the multiple interlinked and inseparable … Continue reading

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Degrowth cartoons

For more degrowth cartoons visit http://polyp.org.uk

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Prime Minister flies to Maritimes

Prime Minister Trudeau to fly to Canada’s maritime provinces today, dumping more carbon into the atmosphere to encourage future climate catastrophies.

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Guardian: Growth kills millions in china

Although China imposed the world’s strictest lockdowns to protect its people from Covid-19, the deadly impact from non-communicable diseases is much less well understood and threatens to kill tens of millions of Chinese in the coming decades without tougher public … Continue reading

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Climate Devastation and Fossil Fuel Profits – The Bullet

What do Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and Jackson, Mississippi, have in common? They’ve all recently experienced climate-related catastrophic rains and flooding, resulting in the loss of homes, electricity, and running water. But, even more importantly, they are all low-income regions inhabited … Continue reading

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Food Barons 2022 | ETC Group

ETC Group’s 2022 update of corporate concentration offers a snapshot of the world’s Food Barons – the biggest players up and down the industrial food and agriculture chain. We examine the leading corporations that control each of 11 key industrial … Continue reading

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