We need to address the failures of capitalism and its ineffective reforms head-on by creating decentralized and cooperative local economies, emphasizing local production with local resources, to meet local needs, and to build local wealth.
Certainly, global warming will negatively effect certain resources and thus reduce economic growth—but, ironically, few economists will admit that degrowth may be the only solution to solve climate change.
“The Corona Chronicles” by Ralph Thurm is a must-read for all those that want to move to wiser action, beyond empty sustainability promises, fatalism or the illusion of progress.
Atmospheric scientist, Markus Rex, says that we still have a short window to save the summer Arctic sea ice. What systemic changes do we need to put in place to ensure that happens?
Via Campesina, a movement representing millions of people across the globe, has released a powerful manifesto highlighting the destructive role of imperialism.
E F Schumacher’s groundbreaking work may have spurned the sustainability movement. But green capitalism is still taking us closer to planetary breakdown.
Johan Rockstrom’s work is making a splash in the climate narrative. But is changing our habits enough to divert the course we are on? Or are there more powerful culprits to blame?
‘Green growth’, colonialism and fossil fuel funding are just a few of the cracks showing in the facade of the European Green New Deal and there are more.
The increasing privitazation of natural resources threatens to diminish the commons. The corporate merger of Veolia and Suez is currently endangering public control of precious water resources.
To fully and systematically address the climate/energy crisis, the plan will have to be far broader in scope than what is currently being proposed. And while we need to mobilize society as a whole with a World War II-level of effort, the reality is that there’s never been a challenge like this before.