The Turning Spiral

Monthly Archives: April 2015


An Ecomodernist Manifesto: intensify to spare nature

Originally posted on Brave New Climate:
Originally published here on The Conversation. Earth is now a human planet. Our species uses of a large proportion of its land-surface area for living space, agriculture and mining. We domesticate and transport a…

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Capitalism Is Just a Story – Rise Up and Create a New One

Capitalism Is Just a Story – Rise Up and Create a New One.

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On the brink of WWI overload – Opinion| Stuff.co.nz

ALASTAIR PAULIN, Opinion. “The story we tell ourselves about Gallipoli is that the Anzac forces fought bravely in terrible conditions, and in doing so, established a reputation of which we should be proud. And so we should. But the other…

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China does not support rogue African states, it creates them —new study says | Mail & Guardian Africa (Mobile edition)

WITH China’s flagship event showcasing how its influence has grown in Africa set for the continent this year, the focus will inevitably be on the amount of new aid and loans Beijing dangles at the continent. The last summit of the triennial Forum…

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Our Public Water Future: New book on the remunicipalisation of water

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
From the book launch website: The book is launched in the run-up to the World Water Forum in South Korea (12-17 April) and comes in the wake of Jakarta’s decision in March 2015 to…

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European Commission agrees to use social progress tool alongside GDP | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Reposted from the Guardian. In a breakthrough for campaigners seeking a more holistic approach to measuring the health of nations, the European Commission has committed to integrating social and environmental considerations into the heart of its economic decision making. The…

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California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth – NYTimes.com

By ADAM NAGOURNEY, JACK HEALY and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ APRIL 4, 2015 LOS ANGELES — For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and…

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13,800-year-old Haida site found underwater in Canada | Ancient Origins

Estimates of people’s presence in the Americas have ranged from about 12,000 to 50,000 years. A new study by a team of archaeologists that has been researching the subject, has found a site dating back 13,800 years, now underwater in…

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“The Fuse is Blown”. Glaciologist’s Jaw Dropping Account of a Shattering Moment

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
If you’ve missed the other segments of our interview with Glaciologist Eric Rignot – do not, repeat, do not, miss this one. Rignot was a co-author of the “holy shit moment”…

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