Part of series on Growth! What Growth? The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism – by Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter , Aaron Vansintjan. The book explores the origins, sub-currents, and evolution of degrowth, as well as the solutions it offers for the future.
What Growth? Eco-Capitalism, Green GdP Growth, Decoupling - Alessio Terzi's Growth for Good and Adrienne Buller's The Value of a Whale
Growth by Trussonomics may be history repeating a farce as a tragedy. But aggregate GDP-growth continues to be widely regarded as an absolute necessity. The recent article "Growth, Degrowth or Post-growth?" makes for a uniquely clear historical exposition of the positions around the critique of economic GdP-growth and its potential alternatives.
Freeports, fracking and trickle-down tax cuts wrapped in workfare austerity? Liz Truss latest Ode to Growth sounded so out of tune with realities, even the money markets didn't know if they should laugh or cry at this eye-wateringly incompetent re-hash of 1980's neolibbery. Neither FT nor Economist were amused, and the polls seemed to be … Continue reading Growth! Growth! Growth! Wrong? Wrong? Wrong?
source: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/02/saul-griffith-electrify-everything-solution-save-humanity/622911/ eco crisis - climate crisis, de-fossil, energy, electricity, degrowth, alt growth, abundance goodreads.com 2021 Electrify: An Optimist's Playbook for Our Clean Energy Futureby Saul Griffith - An optimistic--but realistic and feasible--action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything. Climate change is a planetary emergency. We … Continue reading ‘Electrify Everything’ by Saul Griffith – electrification and abundance –
green techno - sustainable technologies - see also energy - sustainability > energy, wind power https://www.thecooldown.com/green-tech/world-wide-wind-offshore-farms-design-patagon/ >shipping, wind power theconversation.com 21-11-2023 Sails and satellite navigation could cut shipping industry’s emissions by up to a third - by James Mason, Alice Larkin >energy, hydrogen cleantechnica.com 24-11-2023 The Odyssey Of The Hydrogen Fleet: A Tragicomedy In Six … Continue reading green techno – alternative, sustainable energy, products, production, technologies
eco-crisis-footprint-updates here I am copping out of my CoP post. I am way off target. Instead of editing my article reviews I got lost in a meandering mishmash of a maybe essay on money, value and growth. Like "Growth! What Growth?" Trying to think (too) big was probably inspired by the Dawn of Everything. I've … Continue reading Cop-out CoP and the elephant in the room
Today the news fed me two tipping points for the price of one : Amazonia and plastics. How do climate tipping points happen? Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly."
-gaiageld- https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hr6RqGg6ExE Unmissable Fantastic Plastic Video! this page/post post top introductions updates plastic realities plastic export micro plastics plastics costs plastic production ALTernative plastic futures see also >Greenwashing >Growth! What Growth? > Pollution >Sustainability Plastic waste? In the 1970’s economists typically dismissed the “Limits to Growth” report as “worthless science” and “ignorance masquerading as knowledge”. … Continue reading Infinite Plastic Pollution Meets Systemic Inelasticity
greenwashing - updates see also climate crisis ESG’s, green finance + investment Vorsprung durch Grünwaschen sustainability 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 … Continue reading Is Greenwashing the New Money Laundering?
endorsements A way to understanding an alternative future. – Juliet Schor, Sociology, Boston College A book of dazzling breadth, provocative and persuasive scholarship. – Sylvia Marcos, Mexican feminist activist and scholar For too long the North has imposed its one-size-fits-all agenda on the South. – Dan O’Neill, economist, University of Leeds This Dictionary … Continue reading diversity 101 = pluriverse
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 ?!
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featured/intro - updates below see also > decoupling green GdP eco-capitalist >greenwashing >sustainability ft.com 8/2021 The ESG investing industry is dangerous - A BlackRock dissident speaks truth - by Robert Armstrong Tariq Fancy is right about the ESG investment industry. Almost everything that Tariq Fancy says about environmental, social and corporate governance, or ESG, investing has been said before, … Continue reading green finance, investment – ESG, greenwashing
A year ago, when The Virus was still a fuzzy rumour, one was already plagued by the puzzle of the three zeros : the skeletal numbers of no interest and near nil inflation lined up for a danse macabre around the grave of zombie growth. Never seen this before. This is different. This can't be … Continue reading Greta, Mnuchin and PlanB
“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
Aral Sea in Kazakhstan in 1984 and 2020 updates below itv.com/ 4/2021 A time-lapse video feature launched by Google Earth has drawn on nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how the impact of humans and climate change have affected the planet. see also > earth+land – eco crisis – climate - food+farming – oceans - fishing … Continue reading ECO CRISIS – Climate
Little Bill has lent his big billionaire voice to de-coupling, the idea that traditional capitalist growth can be cleansed of its polluting effects. Better than denial or obstruction? Absolutely. Every little helps. But de-coupling inside a political vaccuum is kids' softplay. What matters in the adult world is the gravity of power. Just follow the money... … Continue reading Little Big Bill’s Techno Fix
DeGrowth verbreitet sich auch in Deutschland als BewegungsBegriff für Nachhaltigkeit und PostWachstum. Niko Paech hat "...in Deutschland den Begriff der „Postwachstumsökonomie“ geprägt und gilt als vehementer Verfechter der Wachstumskritik."(wikipedia) Und mit Maja Göpel hat das Land der Grünen eine Raworth&Nickel kombinierende Ueberfrau und Videostar. Ihr Bestseller wurde selten breit gelobt (siehe unten) Viel Info und Artkel zum … Continue reading degrowth auf deutsch
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 or Décroissance anyone? (not just for Xmas)
"Almost no chance of a recession this year", concludes Barron's roundtable, "markets will gain despite looming risks." "Recession has been "priced out in a rally for the record books" booms bloomberg and forbes feels that now "only the perennial bears believe" in a 2020 recession. Investors "go into the new decade with a spring in … Continue reading Crisis? What Crisis!
Spectrum of Denial "... 2019 was in many ways, for many of us, Year Zero. It was the year many of us stopped disassociating, woke up and realised the party is over.” The postcard from Sydney is a reminder that you can have months of unprecedented bushfires and still reject global warming as a hoax … Continue reading The Limits to Greta 3
GROWTH! What Growth? intro/featured/selected – Growth!WhatGrowth?updates here - +here 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 … Continue reading GROWTH! What Growth?