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Understanding Systems to Change the World

The Urgent Need for Planetary Systems Change    In February, 2022, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued “a stark warning about the impact …

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Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies

By Richard Heinberg The world teeters on the brink of economic disaster due to energy shortages caused by war. The main oil-producing nations are unable …

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Saving the Planet: Degrowth or Green Growth?

By Roar Bjonnes Green economics is supposed to save us from climate change and environmental catastrophe. There are, however, competing ideas about how to best …

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Failed EU Policy: Cutting trees for “green energy”

By Roar Bjonnes Sure, trees are renewable sources of building materials and even energy. After cutting, they will eventually grow back. But trees are also …

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Why Working Regeneratively Is (R)evolutionary

By Daniel Christian Wahl First published in July 2021 by Sustainable Brands (see link) In the autumn of 2018, Walter J. Thompson published a report entitled The …

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Solving the Inequality Gap: Progressive Taxation or Economic Democracy?

By Roar Bjonnes When editor-in-chief of multinational business magazine Fortune, Alyson Shontell, asked in its June/July 2022 issue if it’s time for a maximum wage, …

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Deep Sea Mining: Electric Car Batteries May Upset the Ocean Ecology  

By Roar Bjonnes More electric cars are needed to save us from using fossil fuels to save us from global warming. These electric cars need …

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Will Civilization Collapse Because It’s Running Out of Oil?

We’re going to have to start coming to terms with nature’s limits. Will civilization collapse because it’s running out of oil? That question was debated hotly …

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Regenerative Economies for Regenerative Cultures

By Daniel Christian Wahl Our current economic and monetary systems are structurally dysfunctional and at best serve a few (for a while) while more and …

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Solving the Inequality Gap: Progressive Taxation or Economic Democracy?

When editor-in-chief of multinational business magazine Fortune, Alyson Shontell, asked in its June/July 2022 issue if it’s time for a maximum wage, she got my …

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A New Renaissance of Local Farms, Local Food, and Local Economies

At 66, I am old enough to remember when the local economy was still thriving. I grew up in an extended family on a small …

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The Energy and Food Crisis Is Far Worse Than Most People Realize

Whenever there’s an energy crisis, it can quickly become an everything crisis. Everyone who owns a gasoline-burning car has noticed that fuel prices have shot up …

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The New Economy Movement Comes of Age

By Michael Towsey  May 2022 The publication of Growing a New Economy by Roar Bjonnes and Caroline Hargreaves[1] was a milestone in the history of Proutist literature because it …

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The Upset about Carbon Offsets

What is carbon offsetting? If you are concerned about global warming and you are the CEO of a corporation in Europe or the US, and …

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To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, We Need Another Kind of Extinction Rebellion

 “The world’s richest ten percent are responsible for an estimated 47 percent share of global CO2 emissions,” writes Florian Zandt at Statista. This is the result of a recent study published in the journal Nature Sustainability. The study focused on how alleviating poverty worldwide would impact carbon emissions. To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, We Need Another Kind of Extinction Rebellion

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