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The Life Support Systems of Planet Earth Are Failing

By Max Wilbert In medicine, shock refers to an extremely serious condition of inadequate blood perfusion. Shock is most often caused by heart problems, severe infections, allergic reaction, massive blood loss, overdose, or spinal cord injury. Of the 1.2 million people who show up to U.S. emergency rooms with signs and symptoms of shock each … Continue reading The Life Support Systems of Planet Earth Are Failing

Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Oils spills in the arctic have happened before. Fuel extraction continues to be prioritised over wellbeing and safety. Civilisations’ pathological need to maintain the post-industrial way of life means we are primed to believe oil and mining extraction is a necessary evil. By Aimee Wild The Yenisei river The Yenisei river is the fifth-longest river … Continue reading Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Bill McKibben is Wrong on Green Energy

Grassroots activist Suzanna Jones observes how even long-time environmentalists can become misled. Faulty: Bill McKibben’s Crisis Logic By Suzanna Jones Vermont has a reputation for producing sturdy New England farm folk – hardscrabble people who lived full lives in challenging conditions.  Our neighbors, Frank and Virginia, were prime examples.  Living well into their eighties, they … Continue reading Bill McKibben is Wrong on Green Energy

Green Technology Is Not Good For the Earth

Grassroots activist Suzanna Jones challenges the idea that green energy is good and rebukes the corporations and ideologically-captured organizations who promote it. By Suzanna Jones The recently released documentary Planet of the Humans takes direct aim at the major threat to the Earth. It does this by asking fundamental questions: can Nature withstand continued industrial extraction; can … Continue reading Green Technology Is Not Good For the Earth

Planet of the Humans: Why Technology Won’t Save Us

In this critical review, Elisabeth Robson reacts to the newly released environmental documentary Planet of the Humans. The film explains why technology won’t save us and leads viewers to question the industrial paradigm. Liberals have been quick to attack the film, mistaking it for a pro-fossil or pro-nuclear fuel argument, and recognizing that critiquing “green” energy … Continue reading Planet of the Humans: Why Technology Won’t Save Us

Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India

What is electric power worth? The coal power industry is responsible for an incredible amount of suffering and death via air, soil, water pollution and land destruction. This is not to mention the gathering climate crisis apocalypse. This piece, by DGR South Asia organizer Salonika, discusses the cost of coal. Reliance Power Accident in India … Continue reading Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India

The Nuclear Question: Are We “Hostages to Modernity”?

Deep Green Resistance advocates for ending industrialization and moving to a localized, low-energy society. What about nuclear reactors? If the DGR vision were carried out and the electrical grid dismantled, wouldn’t it lead to nuclear meltdowns? By Max Wilbert These are very important questions. They deserve a detailed response. We must begin with this: no … Continue reading The Nuclear Question: Are We “Hostages to Modernity”?

BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

February 7th updates from Unist’ot’enCamp and Gidimten: The RCMP raid continues today as militarized, heavily-armed police backed up with K9 dogs, heavy equipment, and helicopters move further into Unist’ot’en territory. As we write this federal police are currently raiding the Gidimt’en checkpoint at 44km. 6:15pm: We are hearing that 30 RCMP are surrounding #Wetsuwetsuweten Hereditary … Continue reading BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Thinking Outside the Grid

Editor’s note: we do not agree with every point in this essay, but it’s a worthwhile read and basic introduction to degrowth. For more on this topic, we recommend Derrick Jensen’s essay,  Forget Shorter Showers. by Steven Gorelick Originally published on Local Futures’ Economics of Happiness Blog. Thirty years ago, a friend of mine published a … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Grid