Places Archives: Russia

Book Excerpt: Russian Collapse and Iranian Birth Control

Featured image: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Other Plans” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet.  This book is now available for free online.     by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance Russia is a country with a negative population growth caused by “a collapse of the … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Russian Collapse and Iranian Birth Control

Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In June 1988, climatologist and NASA scientist James Hansen stood before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the United States Senate. The temperature was a sweltering 98 degrees. “The earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements,” Hansen … Continue reading Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

Abandoned Russian farmland soaks up 50 million tons of carbon every year

By John Upton / Grist When the USSR collapsed, the communal farming systems that helped feed the union’s citizens collapsed with it. Farmers abandoned 110 million acres of farmland and headed into the cities in search of work. New research by European scientists has revealed the staggering climate benefits of that sweeping change in land … Continue reading Abandoned Russian farmland soaks up 50 million tons of carbon every year