Ecosocialist resources, 73

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CO2 levels for February eclipsed prehistoric highs
February is the first month since before months had names to boast carbon dioxide concentrations at 400 parts per million. Such CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere have likely not been seen since at least the end of the Oligocene 23 million years ago
David Biello
Scientific American

From the roots up: How agroecology can feed Africa (pdf)
Not only can small-scale organically produced food feed the world, but it can do so better than intensive, corporate-controlled agriculture. The issue isn’t a set of farming techniques, but who controls our food supply and how that power is used.
Ian Fitzpatrick
Global Justice Now

State of Power 2015 (pdf)
Annual report examines different dimensions of power, unmasks the key holders of power in our globalized world, and identifies sources of transformative counter-power. Essays range from corporate law to the dominance of the financial sector, from big mining to food speculation
Editors: Nick Buxton,  Madeleine Bélanger Dumontier
Transnational Institute

The Paris climate talks and the failure of states
The officials in charge of the United Nations climate talks say that no deal will be done in Paris in December to avoid dangerous global warming. It’s a frightening prospect. But it could also refocus the attention of social and labour movements on the need to recreate society ourselves.
Gabriel Levy
People and Nature

 

 

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