by Papillon Today on Facebook I came across an article celebrating the fact that NASA has found that the earth has greened up over the past 20 years thanks to massive tree planting in China and India. Surely not, I thought. So I googled the phrase “NASA says world greener” and found a … Continue reading Greenwash, spin and bad science reporting
An interview with a comrade from the Deep Green Resistance organization, co-author (with Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen) of the forthcoming book, Bright Green Lies. Nicolas Casaux: The latest fad, in the public sphere of mainstream ecology in French speaking Quebec, is this “pact for the transition.” To me it stands for much of mainstream … Continue reading Towards a Revolutionary Ecology » An Interview with Max Wilbert
by Kris De Decker / Local Futures The circular economy has become, for many governments, institutions, companies, and environmental organizations, one of the main components of a plan to lower carbon emissions. In the circular economy, resources would be continually re-used, meaning that there would be no more mining activity or waste production. The … Continue reading How Circular is the Circular Economy?
by Suzanna Jones / Counterpunch Walden, Vermont–In his 2008 book Deep Economy, Bill McKibben concludes that economic growth is the source of the ecological crises we face today. He explains that when the economy grows larger than necessary to meet our basic needs – when it grows for the sake of growth, automatically striving for … Continue reading What Happened to Bill McKibben?
Editor’s note: This is the second part of an edited transcript of a talk given at the 2017 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Read Part One here. Watch the video here. by Erin Moberg, Ph.D., and Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Eugene A question that a lot of radical environmentalists ask ourselves is, “where … Continue reading Against Efficiency: How A More Efficient Economy Hurts the Planet, Part Two
Featured image: Tesla gigafactory construction near Reno, Nevada Editor’s note: This is the first part of an edited transcript of a talk given at the 2017 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Read the second part here. Watch the video here. by Erin Moberg, Ph.D., and Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Eugene In this … Continue reading Against Efficiency: How A More Efficient Economy Hurts the Planet, Part One
Featured image: Richard Walker. A techno-green future of limitless abundance sounds great, writes Aaron Vansintjan, but it’s totally unsustainable. by Aaron Vansintjan / Red Pepper If you hadn’t heard, despair is old hat. Rather than retreat into the woods, now is the time to think big, to propose visionary policies and platforms. So enter grand proposals like … Continue reading Where’s the “Eco” in Ecomodernism?
by Francis Thicke, introduction by Steven Gorelick / Local Futures The organic food movement suffered a major setback recently, when the US National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted in favor of allowing hydroponically-grown products to receive the “organic” label. This decision should not have come as a surprise to those who have watched the organic movement … Continue reading What Does “Organic” Mean?
by Suzanna Jones Editor’s note: Suzanna Jones is an off-the-grid farmer who lives in Walden, Vermont. She was among those arrested protesting the Lowell wind project in 2011. This originally appeared in VTDigger; republished with permission of the author. There is a painful rift among self-described environmentalists in Vermont, a divide that is … Continue reading Suzanna Jones: Betraying the Environment
Featured image: Bonanza Flats Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Before murdering millions during the Holocaust, the Nazis referred to Jews as rats. After murdering 17 people and lobotomizing some of his victims in … Continue reading New Park City Witness: The Problems With “Open Space”