Archive | March, 2009

Some criticisms of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration

Daniel Tanuro, a certified agriculturalist and eco-socialist environmentalist, writes for “La gauche”, (the monthly of the LCR-SAP, Belgian section of the Fourth International), and Inprecor. This article was submitted to the discussion of the Belem Declaration, which the Ecosocialist International Network distributed at the World social Forum in Brazil in January. His comments were published […]

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Scientists Issue Six Blunt Warnings on Climate Change

From the Final Press Release issued by  the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions held in Copenhagen this week. Key Message 1: Climatic Trends Recent observations confirm that, given high rates of observed emissions, the worst-case IPCC scenario trajectories (or even worse) are being realised. For many key parameters, the climate system […]

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Carbon Trading: the God that Failed

By Simon Butler Green Left Weekly, March 7, 2009 The free market has got us into this mess, and the free market will get us out of it. This nonsensical idea is at the heart of all carbon trading measures, the Rudd government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) included. Nicholas Stern, the economist asked by […]

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Karl Marx, Ecologist

“Even an entire society, a nation, or all simultaneously existing societies taken together, are not owners of the earth. They are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations.” (more…)

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Mindful Economics

Suggested reading for Climate and Capitalism readers  … We hope to review Mindful Economics at some point. In the meantime, here are some excerpts from the publisher’s description. For more infomation, see http://www.mindfuleconomics.com/ Mindful Economics breaks away from traditional economic theory and provides a fresh, critical perspective on capitalism in America. The book will be particularly […]

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