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Corporate climate blockers: Why is BASF still lobbying against climate regulations?

The chemical giant was recently ranked the third most “negative and influential” corporation in the world when it comes to lobbying on climate policy https://www.corporateknights.com/category-climate/the-climate-blockers-basf-quietly-lobbies-against-strong-climate-policy-while-talking-a-big-game/

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Exposing rainforest carbon credits: why offsetting isn’t working | News | The Guardian

Link to a Guardian 37 minute podcast Companies across the world rely on carbon offsetting credits as a way to display their green credentials, but a Guardian analysis of scientific studies has found that many rainforest carbon credits are worthless. … Continue reading

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Guardian: our cities need trees

Planners want to plant trees to tackle climate crisis but often face a hostile urban environment In an effort to put a monetary value on trees’ benefits, Ana Luisa Soares, a landscape architect at the University of Lisbon adapted a … Continue reading

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Cities are falling out of love with parking lots

They are gray and rectangular, and if you laid all 2 billion of them together they would cover an area roughly the size Connecticut, about 5,500 square miles. Parking lots have a monotonous ubiquity in US life, but a growing … Continue reading

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Climate & Capitalism – 90% of world’s people to face combined extreme heat and drought

More than 90% of the world’s population is projected to face increased risks from the compound impacts of extreme heat and drought, potentially widening social inequalities as well as undermining the natural world’s ability to reduce CO2 emissions in the … Continue reading

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Ecological Economics Volume 205, March 2023

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable. [Note: From an academic journal. I haven’t read any of these articles yet but have bolded a number of titles which seem of interest to degrowth … Continue reading

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NYTimes: At Columbia’s $600 Million Business School, Time to Rethink Capitalism

Glenn Hubbard, the former business school dean who brought the project to fruition, saw the need to break free from fealty to the unregulated free market economy that over decades has led to extraordinary wealth concentration. The idea that business … Continue reading

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Degrowth policies are very popular! 74% of people want to replace capitalism with the wellbeing economy!

Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2023 12:01:19 -0500 From: Degrowth Collective <degrowthco Dear community leaders, Degrowth policies are very popular! A recent survey commissioned for the Club of Rome asked 20000 people in G20 countries if they wanted to transform economic … Continue reading

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Practical nuclear fusion is still just hype | Climate & Capitalism

In reality, commercially viable nuclear fusion is only infinitesimally closer than it was back in the 1980s when a contained fusion reaction — i.e. not occurring in the sun or from a bomb — was first achieved. A meaningfully just … Continue reading

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Radio Canada: Eric Pineault – Is degrowth possible?

Radio Canada interview translated via Google translate https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1943108/decroissance-entrevue-pineault-eric-surconsommation Photo: La planète Terre vue de l’espace. Earth seen from space The degrowth revolution could well end up happening Interview by Laurence Niosi Posted December 26 2022 at 4:06 a.m. Degrowth. The … Continue reading

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