Places Archives: Russia

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

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”?

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