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Global Obsession with Economic Growth Will Increase Risk of Deadly Pandemics in Future

This article offers clarity regarding the risks of continuing in an ‘economic growth mindset’. All life on earth needs a stable climate, healthy soil, and protective ozone layers. Without significant, meaningful, global change humans remain on a course that invites climate collapse, this includes pandemics. By Tom Pegram, Associate Professor in Global Governance and Deputy … Continue reading Global Obsession with Economic Growth Will Increase Risk of Deadly Pandemics in Future

Bright Green Lies book launch with Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert

Our Dear Readers are invited to join the launch of the new book “Bright Green Lies” by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert. There are two events happening today, Tuesday 16th, 2021: The first one you can join via Zoom. It will start 4pm Pacific Time (Los Angeles): Register for the meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/97416977102 … Continue reading Bright Green Lies book launch with Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert

Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this excerpt, Samir offers an outline of the rationale for the harmful development of lithium mines. In parallel we are also offered an outline of the development of the protest camp. While we are happy that a popular outlet like Vice News is writing about our campaign, we do not agree with all of … Continue reading Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

In this article, originally published on The Conversation, the authors describe how extractive industries use social engineering and counterinsurgency techniques to avoid or manage resistance. By Judith Verweijen, Lecturer, University of Sheffield, and Alexander Dunlap, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe. Yet the extraction of natural … Continue reading How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

Global Ice Melt: Much Faster Than Predicted

This article, written by Evan Lim, describes how glaciers are disappearing  much faster that previous evidence based studies have estimated. Lim outlines the disastrous effects on communities. By Evan Lim/Climate and Capitalism Glaciers are disappearing to twice as fast as previous studies estimated, with disastrous effects on many communities. Two new studies suggest that recent … Continue reading Global Ice Melt: Much Faster Than Predicted

“Interesting” Times: Capitalism Kills Everything

Written By Paul Street and published in CounterPunch on February 19th 2021, this article provides seering analysis of capitalism and ongoing environmental collapse in the current politic climate. By Paul Street/CounterPunch We could stop being surprised by terrible things if we paid more attention to past and current history. We could also remember that we are … Continue reading “Interesting” Times: Capitalism Kills Everything

Researchers Urge Better Protection As Wetlands Continue To Vanish

This article was written by Morgan Erickson-Davis.   Morgan describes how biodiverse wetlands are, she asserts we need a change in law to restore them begin to look after and to recreate balance between people, wetlands and biodiversity.  By Morgan Erickson-Davis Wetlands provide many benefits to ecological and human communities alike, from nutrients and nurseries … Continue reading Researchers Urge Better Protection As Wetlands Continue To Vanish

How Climate Change Is Reducing Numbers Of Humpback Whale Calves In The North-West Atlantic

Written by Christian Ramp and originally published in The Conversation. This article highlights evidence linking reduction in reproduction of the humpback whale and climate change. Climate change is having a serious impact on the world’s oceans in various ways, ranging from its devastating effects on tropical coral reefs to melting polar sea ice. But until now, it wasn’t … Continue reading How Climate Change Is Reducing Numbers Of Humpback Whale Calves In The North-West Atlantic

Worried About Earth’s future? The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp.

This article was originally published on January 13, 2021 in The Conversation, known for academic rigour. The authors fight disinformation with facts and expertise. By Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Daniel T. Blumstein and Paul Ehrlich/The Conversation Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad … Continue reading Worried About Earth’s future? The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp.

Despite Covid Slowdown – Upper Ocean Temperatures Set a New High Record in 2020

Originally published on Climate and Capitalism Over 90% of the excess heat due to global warming is absorbed by the oceans. Heat content change in the upper 2000 meters of the global ocean. (Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, January 2021) Even with the Covid-19-related small dip in global carbon emissions due to limited travel and other … Continue reading Despite Covid Slowdown – Upper Ocean Temperatures Set a New High Record in 2020