Are there limits to economic growth? It’s time to call time on a 50-year argument – nature editorial – 2022

source: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00723-1 pdf here Lead author Donella Meadows wrote that the book The Limits to Growth “was written not to predict doom but to challenge people to find ways of living that are consistent with the laws of the planet”.Credit: Alamy Fifty years ago this month, the System Dynamics group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in … Continue reading Are there limits to economic growth? It’s time to call time on a 50-year argument – nature editorial – 2022

The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth – Chirag Dhara + Vandana Singh – 2021

Even “sustainable” technology such as electric vehicles and wind turbines faces physical limits and exacts environmental costs - By Chirag Dhara, Vandana Singh on June 20, 2021 source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-delusion-of-infinite-economic-growth/ Credit: Getty Images The electric vehicle (EV) has become one of the great modern symbols of a world awakened to the profound challenges of unsustainability and climate change. So much so … Continue reading The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth – Chirag Dhara + Vandana Singh – 2021

OCEANS – natural resources – eco crisis

<0> see also see alsoearth+land eco crisis- biodiversity eco crisis – climatefood+farming   fishingnatural resources fossil fuelspollutionthis pageoceanscoastal scientificamerican.com 29-4-2022 Scientists Warn of Looming Mass Ocean Extinction - If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, temperature spikes could bring the first such mass extinction in 250 million years - By Chelsea Harvey euronews.com 4-2022 meet-the-young-pirates-protecting-the-ocean-from-plastic-pollution newscientist.com 20-4-2022 How … Continue reading OCEANS – natural resources – eco crisis

The “Selling” of DeGrowth – or how to soft sell the hardest sale ever – by John Feffer

source: John Feffer 2021 resilience.org , originally published 20-12-2021 by Foreign Policy In Focus GaiaMoney is revisiting DeGrowth for Xmas with John Feffer's question: "Can those who advocate hitting the brakes on economic growth get their message across before it’s too late?" "Over the last three decades, a growing number of scientists and ecologists have argued … Continue reading The “Selling” of DeGrowth – or how to soft sell the hardest sale ever – by John Feffer

food, farming, agriculture

https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/66820/defra-future-farming/

Is Greenwashing the New Money Laundering?

greenwashing - updatessee alsoclimate crisis ESG’s, green finance + investmentVorsprung durch Grünwaschensustainability Not exactly. It’s not new. And it’s a lot bigger. Greenwash Guy Pearse 2012 The trillions involved are likely to dwarf the entire history of money laundering. Dig into the numbers below. But lets look on the bright sunny core of greenwashing. Unlike money … Continue reading Is Greenwashing the New Money Laundering?

diversity 101 = pluriverse

    endorsements A way to understanding an alternative future. – Juliet Schor, Sociology, Boston CollegeA book of dazzling breadth, provocative and persuasive scholarship. – Sylvia Marcos, Mexican feminist activist and scholarFor too long the North has imposed its one-size-fits-all agenda on the South. – Dan O’Neill, economist, University of LeedsThis Dictionary charts pathways for … Continue reading diversity 101 = pluriverse

Karlsruhe goes green ?!

Karlsruhe korrigiert die Regierung : Es gibt eine Recht auf Lebenserwartung!  "Versagt": Nach dem spektakulären Karlsruher Urteil zum Klimaschutzgesetz hat die Aktivistin Neubauer im nachtmagazin die Koalition kritisiert. Ministerin Schulze hingegen sprach in den tagesthemen von "Rückenwind". Fridays-for-Future-Aktivistin Luisa Neubauer hat das Lob aus der Politik für die Klimaschutz-Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts als "grenzenlos scheinheilig" bezeichnet. … Continue reading Karlsruhe goes green ?!

Fresh Fish Anyone?

European Union (EU) - Spain - Fisheries - Tuna - Overfishing - African Union - Senegal - Fishery

natural resources, gaia, land, soil, fauna+flora

natural resources, gaia, earth – land, soil, fauna+flora earth+land, soil, fauna, flora  food+farming  eco crisis- biodiversity eco crisis – climate oceans  fishing natural resources pollution  earth – energy – fossil fuels – mining – oceans –  water see also > earth+land  eco crisis- biodiversity  eco crisis – climate food+farming    oceans  fishing natural resources pollution theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/22/climate-food-biodiversity-five-charts wired.com  17/12/2021 The Biodiversity Crisis Needs Its Net Zero MomentClimate change isn’t the only major crisis facing the … Continue reading natural resources, gaia, land, soil, fauna+flora

NATURAL RESOURCES – fossil fuels-

<0> resource usefossil fuels see also >eco crisis - earth,land,nature – BIODIVERSITY - fauna - florafood farming agricultureENERGY MINING OCEANS water <1> resource use academia.edu    2013    Developing Resource use Scenarios for Europe   by  Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Willi Haas, Daniel Hausknost, Irene Pallua , Dominik Wiedenhofer mckinsey.com/industries/electric-power-and-natural-gas/our-insights/the-decoupling-of-gdp-and-energy-growth-a-ceo-guide <2> fossil fuels economicsfromthetopdown.com 10-2-2022 A Case Study of Fossil-Fuel … Continue reading NATURAL RESOURCES – fossil fuels-

State of the Planet

“Transformative changes are now necessary" says the Nobel report. Will the event be a spectacle of technological inventions? Would be nice to see some monetary innovations, too. Just follow the money ... nobelprize.org  our planet our future - solutions sessions On day three of the Nobel Prize Summit our partners will be hosting events that … Continue reading State of the Planet

MINING

natural resources  -  earth – energy – fossil fuels – mining – oceans –  water bbc.co.uk/ 8-5-2022 Mine e-waste, not the Earth, say scientists - The recycling of e-waste must urgently be ramped up because mining the Earth for precious metals to make new gadgets is unsustainable, scientists say. By Victoria Gill One study estimated that the world's mountain of discarded electronics, in 2021 … Continue reading MINING

ECO CRISIS – biodiversity – conservation

see also > earth+land  eco crisis- biodiversity  eco crisis – climate food+farming    oceans  fishing natural resources pollution https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/Courses/EPS281r/Sources/Gaia/Gaia-hypothesis-wikipedia.pdf theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/22/climate-food-biodiversity-five-charts irishtimes.com 14-5-2022 Just 10% of global land in natural state by 2050 without action, says biodiversity expert - First session of Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss sits at Dublin Castle - by Kevin O'Sullivan wired.com  17/12/2021 The Biodiversity Crisis Needs Its Net Zero MomentClimate … Continue reading ECO CRISIS – biodiversity – conservation

DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

degrowth updates here Décroissance, or degrowth, is a story of hope amidst adversity. Just like Xmas. Born of the adversities of a poisoned and plundered planet, degrowthers say "No! No More! Let's get out of the Old National Market Hall of Sickly Scarcity and into the New Global Banquet Hall of Happy Abundance... Yes, contrary … Continue reading DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

GROWTH! What Growth?

Alf_Hornborg writes in his article “How to turn an ocean liner”:  “Although soon reduced to a heterodox and marginalized position, the critique of growth has continued to challenge mainstream dogmas of economics and policy for over four decades. Countless debates have raged on what exactly is the problem of sustainability, whether the design of taxes … Continue reading GROWTH! What Growth?