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Monthly Archives: June 2015


William Connolly. If everyone lived in an ‘ecovillage’, the Earth would still be in trouble

Difficult – and important – reading. “But personal action is not enough. We must restructure our societies to support and promote these “simpler” ways of living. Appropriate technology must also assist us on the transition to one planet living. Some…

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William Connolly: Extinction events and entangled humanism

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
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Pope Francis Condemns Multinational Corporations for Choosing Profit Over People Vi TruthOut

“Statistics on waste are very concerning: a third of food products end up under this heading,” the Pope said in front of representatives from more than 120 countries, citing FAO data showing the magnitude of edible food produced on the…

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David T. Barnard: The role of Canada’s universities in reconciliation

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Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: Fourteen years of carbon monoxide from MOPITT

Carbon monoxide is perhaps best known for the lethal effects it can have in homes with faulty appliances and poor ventilation. In the United States, the colorless, odorless gas kills about 430 people each year. However, the importance of carbon…

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Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations out in September

Originally posted on Climate, People & Organizations:
Just heard that our new book Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction will be released in both paperback and hardback in late September. The book is based on research that Daniel Nyberg…

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The Politics of Love – Max Harris and Philip McKibbin

Originally posted on The Aotearoa Project:
Around the world, progressive-minded people are struggling to articulate an end-goal for politics. The Right, in most places, remains committed to the tight logic of neoliberalism (and its ideals of private property, liberty, and…

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Fossil fuel divestment is rational, says former Shell chairman | Environment | The Guardian

This is an important example of the way the “keep it in the ground” discourse has been captured by the oil industry and reframed as carbon capture – burying the carbon in the ground. Not only is this anything but…

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The Impossibility of Growth | George Monbiot

The UK oil company Soco is now hoping to penetrate Africa’s oldest national park, Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo(8); one of the last strongholds of the mountain gorilla and the okapi, of chimpanzees and forest elephants. In Britain,…

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Future Goals and Options in NZ Land Management – A Transdisciplinary View

Great post by by Chris Perley Thoughtscapes – Reimagining A brief argument from some years ago to rethink land use in New Zealand “If we go through a list of some of the main problematiques that are defining the new…

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