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We can’t have it all…

Mike Stasse at Damn the Matrix has posted a short analysis of the latest incarnation of the oft-repeated claim that we can generate all the electricity we “need” from a relatively small area of desert. Proponents of such claims rarely acknowledge that those deserts are habitat ― that is, home ― for many creatures. And … Continue reading We can’t have it all…

Book Review: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein's latest book, This Changes Everything, is based on the premise that capitalism is the cause of the climate crisis, and to avert catastrophe, capitalism must go. The proposed solution is a mass movement that will win with arguments that undermine the capitalist system by making it morally unacceptable. This premise has many flaws. ... Continue reading →

Questioning allegiance to renewables

Deep Green Resistance recently posted a new set of FAQs on the main website, addressing the myths of Green Technology & Renewable Energy. In that same vein, here’s a first-hand observation of the impacts of supposedly “clean” wind turbines on a Scottish forest fragmented by the machines and their access roads. The article makes clear … Continue reading Questioning allegiance to renewables

Chris Matera on biofuels and other excuses for clearcuts

Chris Matera founded and works in his spare time for Massachusetts Forest Watch, fighting against destruction of New England forests. Derrick Jensen interviewed him for the November 30 episode of Resistance Radio, discussing the many forces pushing for logging. As expected, the timber industry puts out carefully crafted propaganda designed to confuse well meaning but … Continue reading Chris Matera on biofuels and other excuses for clearcuts

Interview: False Solutions of Green Tech

Taylor Weech of Praxis recently interviewed Carson Wright and Travis London of Deep Green Resistance Lower Columbia about their tour “Business as Usual: the False Solutions of Green Tech.” Carson and Travis discuss what brought them to environmentalism and to Deep Green Resistance, the problems of green technology, the mainstream environmental hope for a solution … Continue reading Interview: False Solutions of Green Tech

Myths of Biofuels presentation by David Fridley

In 2007, David Fridley of Lawrence Berkeley Labs and San Francisco Oil Awareness presented a well researched and thorough debunking of the idea that biofuels are sustainable, environmentally friendly, good for farmers, or a path to energy independence. Fridley and his audience approach the issue from an industrial-human-centric standpoint concerned about peak oil, rather than … Continue reading Myths of Biofuels presentation by David Fridley

Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Dangers of Wind Farms

Many Thanks to Truthout for permission to reprint this article. By Renata Bessi, Santiago Navarro F. and Translated by Britt Munro and Sarah Farr, Truthout  September 17, 2014 The wind turbines of the Biioxo Wind Farm are located on land that used to be cultivated. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.) The Tehuantepec Isthmus, a southern region … Continue reading Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Dangers of Wind Farms

Video: The False Solutions of Green Energy

Max Wilbert of Deep Green Resistance Great Basin and Cameron Foley (no chapter affiliation) presented at the 2014 PIELC (Public Interest Environmental Law Conference) on “The False Solutions of Green Energy.” Together they debunk some of the myths of “green” energy. Wilbert details the earth destruction required to manufacture, install, and dispose of wind turbines … Continue reading Video: The False Solutions of Green Energy

The False Solutions of Green Energy

Two passionate environmentalists discuss the merits and issues of “Alternative Energy” technologies. They argue that it is not the path to a secure and sustainable future, that it threatens human rights, and that it is the wrong path for morally-conscious environmentalists. Topics discussed include the alternative energy industry, community-scale implementation, environmental complications of alternative technologies, … Continue reading The False Solutions of Green Energy