Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Six key lifestyle changes can help avert the climate crisis, study finds | Climate crisis | The Guardian

The research carried out by academics at Leeds University and analysed by experts at the global engineering firm Arup and the C40 group of world cities, found that making the six commitments could account for a quarter of the emissions … Continue reading

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Six key lifestyle changes can help avert the climate crisis, study finds – The Guardian supports degrowth

People in well-off countries can help avert climate breakdown by making six relatively straightforward lifestyle changes, according to research from three leading institutions. The study found that sticking to six specific commitments – from flying no more than once every … Continue reading

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Heterodox Economics Newsletter Issue 292

Issue 292 February 14, 2022 http://www.heterodoxnews.com/n/htn292.html Heterodox Economics Directory http://www.heterodoxnews.com/hed Table of contents Call for Papers Call for Participants Job Postings Awards Journals Books and Book Series Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

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US poultry giant Tyson using land ‘twice the size of New Jersey’ for animal feed, study says | Environ ment | The Guardian

Tyson Foods utilizes between nine and 10m acres of farmland – an area almost twice the size of New Jersey – to produce corn and soybeans to feed the more than 2 billion animals it processes every year in the … Continue reading

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The Trucker Convoy Is Not A Workers’ Revolt

A good analysis of the background for the convoy. Bob The trucker convoy is a “revolt” of petit-bourgeoisie owner-operators, financially backed by wealthy right-wing grifters — not the vast majority of exploited trucking workers…. “the narrative of a perpetual trucker … Continue reading

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Big Agribusiness is Driving the World Food Crisis

Organic Consumers Association … from the newsletter Naked Capitalism “Sustainable solutions to the food crisis already exist, but they need more support. According to a report by the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group), ‘Who Will Feed … Continue reading

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Wengrow & Graeber, Large-Scale Societies Don’t Need Massive Inequalities

A wonderful Jacobin Magazine interview with David Wengrow, co-author with the late David Graeber of “The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity”, which describes their work based on indigenous “new world” archaeology and anthropology https://jacobinmag.com/2021/12/wengrow-interview-graeber-dawn-of-everything-urbanism-hunter-gatherers-agriculture He reviews how … Continue reading

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Living Well

My synthesis. Read the full article (with the author’s permission) at https://newint.org/features/2021/10/07/living-well Richard Swift, New Internationalist, 10 December 2021 The obsession with full employment is a dead end in a world on the ecological brink. Richard Swift explores what could … Continue reading

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Zero emissions drive would grow U.S. economy » Yale Climate Connections

More reports from the church of growth! Climate models show time is running out for the world to cut emissions and avert catastrophic climate change, but a new report finds that taking the required action will actually boost economic growth … Continue reading

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The Dawn of Human History Gets a Rewrite – Atlantic Magazine

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/graeber-wengrow-dawn-of-everything-history-humanity/620177 Graeber & Wengrow’s brilliant new account upends bedrock assumptions about 30,000 years of change. Below is a quick synthesis of what I liked most about his review wrt 17th century first nations indigenous critiques and inspiration of European enlightenment. … Continue reading

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