Ecosocialist resources, 65

Ecosocialist Resources, published at irregular intervals in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission and goals. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) the item says. If you read or write an article that might be appropriate for this column, please post your suggestion in the Climate and Capitalism Facebook group.

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Vandana Shiva responds to “Seeds of Doubt”
“I wonder why a journalist would submit such a misleading piece. Or why The New Yorker would allow it to be published as honest reporting, with so many fraudulent assertions and deliberate attempts to skew reality. Could it be that rather than serious journalism, the article was intended as a means to strengthen the biotechnology industry’s push to ‘engage consumers’?”
Vandana Shiva
Independent Science News

Securing forests, securing rights (pdf)
In 2012 the world lost more than 20 million hectares of forest, adding to the threats faced by hundreds of millions of tropical-forest-dependent people, including at least 350 million indigenous people, who inhabit, use, have customary rights to, and rely on forests for their identity and survival as distinct peoples.
Forest Peoples Programme
Report of the international workshop on deforestation and the rights of forest peoples.

GMO contamination denial: Controlling science
Through all of its phases, scientific research into Genetically Modified Organisms is subject to repression, manipulation and more insidious forms of control that push it toward a profit-based consensus.
Don Fitz

Cost of climate change adaptation much higher than official estimates (pdf)
“Available global estimates of the costs of adaptation of between US$70 billion and US$100 billion are likely to be a significant underestimate, particularly in the years 2030 and beyond. Indeed national studies indicate that by 2050, costs of adaptation are plausibly four to five times higher than current estimates.”
The Adaptation Gap 2014 Report
United Nations Environment Program

The ecological civilization debate in China
Chinese environmental laws conflict with environmental justice and ecological sustainability, and this eventually affects their implementation. With the joint effort of ecological Marxists, constructive postmodernists, and radical environmentalists generally — as well as everyone who cares for our planet — it is possible to create a new civilization: an ecological civilization which will benefit China and the world as a whole.
Zhihe Wang, Huili He, Meijun Fan
Monthly Review

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