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Monthly Archives: June 2016


UN climate chief to UK: ‘Stay calm and transform on’ | Climate Home – climate change news

By Adam Vaughan and Anna Menin Britain must continue to be a world leader when it comes to acting on global warming despite the EU referendum result last week, the UN’s climate chief has urged. Christiana Figueres warned that should…

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Fissures in World Capitalism: the British Vote. Norman Pollack

The collapse of world markets is telling evidence of capitalism’s stake in maintaining a renewed Cold War, indispensable to its logic of global confrontation as a sustaining developmental force and dependence on a disproportionate, heavy-laden defense sector for America and…

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Brexit Just “Killed” London as the Energy Capital of the World – Oil & Energy Investor by Dr. Kent Moors

…. On the broad front, the impact has been staggering. First, David Cameron has already announced he will be stepping down as British Prime Minister and new elections will be called (probably for early fall). Second, Brussels (the seat of…

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BREAKING: Brexit Vote Roils UK, EU Climate and Energy Policy | The Energy Mix

… Britain was a staunch European leader in offshore wind production that nevertheless “firmly opposed the EU Commission’s interference in determining the national energy mix in favour of renewables. That was clearly a step backwards, since shifting towards renewable energy is an inevitable…

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Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for second Scottish independence referendum after UK votes for Brexit | UK Politics | News | The Independent

It is “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland will be taken out of the EU against its will, Nicola Sturgeon has said, and a second independence referendum is “highly likely”. The First Minister said that the Scottish Government would commence preparations for…

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Putting Culture back into Nature

Superb piece from Chris Perley Thoughtscapes – Reimagining We have spread across and changed our world.  Change is the constant.  But it is maintaining the integrity of our systems that is more important than whether there is any particular ‘natural…

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Report highlights impact of seabed mining on Pacific people

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Green Gold

I love his work. And that of so many others who are doing regenerative work. What hampers us most, I believe, is the lack of political and economic will to fund such work – unless, of course, there is a…

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Donna Haraway: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Making String Figures with Biologies, Arts, Activisms

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
Donna Harraway, nothing short of brilliant. Thanks to Jeremy Schmidt for this. the anthropo.scene View original post

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Our Land is not an Industry

Yes. Thank you Chris Perley. Thoughtscapes – Reimagining “To heal is to make whole.  This applies as well to the ‘industries’ of landscapes: agriculture, forestry & mining.  Once they have been industrialised, those enterprises no longer recognise landscapes as wholes,…

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