Monthly Archives: January 2015

save the planet

We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take … Continue reading

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What is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty?

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climate denial has become a marker of cultural identity in the United States

From today until 2050 we can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide to have a good chance of staying within the 2°C limit. THE CRITICAL DECADE 2013 CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE, RISKS AND RESPONSES Two years ago the Climate … Continue reading

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Contraception and abortion are sometimes linked together, but they are actually very different issues. Birth control operates before pregnancy begins, and until the sperm fertilises the egg there is nothing that is going to suffer loss and so the issue … Continue reading

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Global wealth inequality: top 1% own 41%; top 10% own 86%; bottom half own just 1%

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
Global wealth highest in history despite downturn » Liveblog  0  8  22  36  0 by Guy Bentley October 9, 2013, 11:46am Despite the financial crisis of 2008 and the difficulties in the Eurozone, global…

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global environmental systems and human civilization

Dr. Jonathan Foley focusses on the complex relationship between global environmental systems and human civilization, using computer models to analyze changes in land use, ecosystems and resources around the world. After 15 years at the University of Wisconsin, Foley is … Continue reading

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IPCC report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world … Continue reading

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Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions topoverty and what it considers injustice around the world.[1] In all Oxfam’s actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their … Continue reading

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Doughnut Economics

The Doughnut Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to ensure that every person has the resources they need to meet their human rights, while collectively we live within the ecological means of this one planet. The ‘doughnut’ of planetary and social … Continue reading

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Elinor Ostrom

Elinor “Lin” Ostrom (born Elinor Claire Awan;[2] August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist[3][4][5] whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy.[6] In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial … Continue reading

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