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The Political Economy of Half-Earth – The Bullet

A fascinating 6 page read. Troy Vettese, an environmental historian at New York University, starts by saying the killing of 54 million indigenous peoples in the Americas and the removal of some 12 million west Africans along slavery’s “Middle Passage” … Continue reading

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Davos and ‘capitalist time’

A very interesting article. Below some clips. How does capitalism condition the ways in which we measure, imagine and weaponise time – and what does this mean for our future? It’s Davos time again. Our overlords are arriving at the … Continue reading

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Wireless 5G Radiation, population, technology, social vs mainstream media, growth and climate change – Why we need to degrow!

Thanks to Janet Eaton for bringing the toxic 5G issue to my attention. In addition to these health impacts, this should be read along with the articles on population and media linked below. These histories of technology, population, social media … Continue reading

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From Doom to Doom: Population Explosions and Declines – Other News

The United States appears to be facing a possible population crisis. Statistics from the National Institutes for Health show that the U.S. birthrate has declined to the extent that it cannot sustain the current population level. Conventional wisdom suggests that … Continue reading

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Environmental Values, Human Nature, and Economic Democracy, by Gregory M. Mikkelson

Gregory M. Mikkelson <gregory.mikkelson> Department of Philosophy and School of Environment, McGill University 19 December 2016 Abstract: Recent social science indicates that the public at large behave more ethically, and favor environmental protection more strongly, than do the wealthiest minority. … Continue reading

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The degrowth of insects – an apocalypse Is here – Other News

Not your “classic” degrowth article, but something to think about resulting from growth. Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed … Continue reading

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Degrowth and the city

The degrowth hypothesis posits that a radical, multiscalar reorganization of society is needed in order to achieve a drastic reduction in resource and energy consumption and therefore remain within the planetary boundaries. Degrowth now operates as starting point for envisaging … Continue reading

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