Tag Archives: climate change

Maximize Life, Not Production

“Our idea is that you absolutely need to be part of the natural cycles around you. This is very much the opposite of what agricultural systems are today, which try to kill everything except the plant that you want to grow.” A-dae Romero-Briones Continue reading

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World Bank’s War Against Nature

The World Bank talks about sustainability all the time. But their practice sees economic growth as the answer to all problems. Raise exports, increase GDP, and let Nature take care of herself. Let the global South struggle as their resources are shipped North. We must replace the WB with a Natural Bank that invests in restoring Earth. Continue reading

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Imagining The End Of Capitalism

Capitalism by definition is unsustainable, since it is based on constant change, growth, and progress, always seeking more in a finite world. If there truly were no alternative to it, we must all die, and soon. Fortunately, there are many alternatives both historic and modern. Continue reading

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Take These Jobs And Shove ‘Em

40% of Dutch employees acknowledged that their positions had no good reason to exist. Graeber says these numbers are artificially low, because many employees never see the outcome of their company’s business, so can’t appreciate how useless it is. We need to do away with bullshit jobs and start caretaking our planet and each other. Continue reading

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Why We Need Water

For capitalists, oil and minerals are valuable, but water is worthless until you put it in a bottle to sell. For people and other living things, the opposite is true. Along with climate, water protection is the battle of our lifetimes, a huge part of the struggle to keep a livable world. Continue reading

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Eat Right for Your Body and Planet

Changing social norms of eating could make the world healthier and happier. If we change our attitude toward food, we will be better able to fight for the animals and plants that feed us. What can we learn from indigenous people that can help us eat well in 2021? Continue reading

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Economics for a Sacred Earth

In a sacred Earth economy, Nature wouldn’t be brutally exploited, and workers would not be driven by the threat of hunger and homelessness. Could such an economy create large numbers of cars, airplanes, or bombs? No. Could it provide cheap fast-food hamburgers? Probably not. Continue reading

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Make Earth Sacred Again

Imagine living where people revered Earth, not money. A world where people spend days restoring wetlands or growing food, and being happy to do it. Imagine a world where helping others, both human and nonhuman, was a prime motivation. That may sound impossible, but religions have transformed the world before. Continue reading

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Leaving Las Vegas

Las Vegas could be the poster city for climate chaos, but people continue to move there and use up their fast disappearing supplies of water. Strip shows, gambling casinos, and spectacular lighting are everywhere, but nature is nowhere to be found. Continue reading

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The Boxes We Live In

Corporate media managers work day and night to surround us with narrative walls that function like distorting mirrors in circus fun houses. Continue reading

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