Tags Archives: Human health

Runaway Population Growth: The Crisis Behind the Climate Crisis

Editor’s note: this essay was written by Mark Behrend, a Routledge author and veteran of the Vietnam War who became an activist after refusing to facilitate shipments of munitions. DGR does not agree with all of the points in this essay, but it has value and deserves publication. Image: mwewering, Pixabay By Mark Behrend While … Continue reading Runaway Population Growth: The Crisis Behind the Climate Crisis

David Waltner-Toews: Ecosystem Approaches to Health—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio—July 7, 2019

Award winning author and veterinary epidemiologist David Waltner-Toews  has published seven collections of poetry, one of which includes recipes, a collection of short stories, a murder mystery, six books of popular science, and several texts and manuals on ecosystem approaches to health. From meditations on the origins of feces to elegant terzanelles on the meaning … Continue reading David Waltner-Toews: Ecosystem Approaches to Health—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio—July 7, 2019

Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

by Dahr Jamail / Truthout – reprinted with permission / Image: NSIDC I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I … Continue reading Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

New CDC Estimates: A Record 72,000 US Drug Overdose Deaths in 2017

     by Kate Randall /  World Socialist Web Site Drug overdose deaths in the US topped 72,000 in 2017, according to new provisional estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This staggering figure translates into about 200 drug overdose deaths every day, or about one every eight minutes. The new CDC … Continue reading New CDC Estimates: A Record 72,000 US Drug Overdose Deaths in 2017

Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Featured image: The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated indigenous people in the Amazon. © Fiona Watson/Survival      by Survival International A measles epidemic has hit an isolated Amazon tribe on the Brazil-Venezuela border which has very little immunity to the disease. The devastating outbreak has the potential to kill hundreds of tribespeople unless emergency … Continue reading Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

Editor’s note: this article critiques elements of Steven Pinker’s absurd claim that “things are better than they ever were, but still gives too much creedence in our view to some of his propositions. Nonetheless, the piece adds some valuable elements to the discussion. We publish a variety of views that are associated with DGR positions … Continue reading Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

Why Agriculture? An Excerpt from “Against the Grain” by Richard Manning

Agriculture did not arise from need so much as it did from relative abundance. People stayed put, had the leisure to experiment with plants, lived in coastal zones where floods gave them the model of and denizens of disturbance, built up permanent settlements that increasingly created disturbance, and were able to support a higher birthrate … Continue reading Why Agriculture? An Excerpt from “Against the Grain” by Richard Manning

Globalization’s Blowback

Featured image: Public Health Watch      by Alex Jensen / Local Futures A recent study of air pollution in the western United States made a startling finding: despite a 50 percent drop over the past 25 years in US emissions of smog-producing chemicals like nitrogen oxides (NOx), smog actually increased during that period in the rural US … Continue reading Globalization’s Blowback

March Against Monsanto this Saturday

Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The latest news reports on glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed-killer Roundup, indicate that it is present in California wines, Quaker Oats and even in the urine of elected officials in Europe. Roundup is manufactured by Monsanto ― the same Monsanto that produced Agent Orange (notoriously … Continue reading March Against Monsanto this Saturday

They Say the Land is Dead, but it Lives Yet

U’wa struggle against tuberculosis, parasitic worms, climate change and the threats of violent paramilitary repression Featured image: “The U’wa were sent a photo of a sheep in military gear and carrying a rifle, implying that they are associated with the guerrillas. These are very serious accusations, providing a political rationale for violent paramilitary repression against the … Continue reading They Say the Land is Dead, but it Lives Yet