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Stop Misdiagnosing Climate Change
So what's the real source of our planetary self-destruction? It's growth-dependent capitalism.
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Debris from homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael litters the ground on October 11, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Florida. The hurricane hit the panhandle area with category 4 winds causing major damage. Views
We Need Cities of Resistance: Climate Adaptation Is No Longer an Option
The old adage that a crisis is never a crisis until it is validated by disaster has become a reality for seventy percent of our cities already dealing with flooding, drought, fire and environmental decay
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A Partisanship Of The Heart: Interior Measures Towards A Re-Visioning Of Capitalism’s Imperium Of Death
We human beings, as a species, have arrived at a profound point of demarcation: paradigm shift or perish.
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Bike Breakthrough: Connecting neighborhoods with Low-Stress Routes
Cities expand stand-alone bike lanes into full networks everyday people actually like to use
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Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Talk.
We're not all ready to have the same conversation, but perhaps that's a good place to start
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Promoting the Commons in the Time of Monsters
How peer-to-peer (P2P) politics can change the world, one city at a time
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Initiating a Global Citizens Movement for the Great Transition
Journey to Earthland is a recently released book by the Great Transition Initiative (GTI), a worldwide network of activist scholars with a unique purpose—to advance “a vision and praxis for global transformation”. Few civil society organisations have such a broad focus on transformational...
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How Do I Know Good Can Overcome Ignorance, Spite and Hate? Because I’ve Seen it.
I want to share a story with you today that I’ve not shared before on this blog. I was moved by something I saw on Twitter to the effect that the future will not remember Trump, but the future will remember the remarkable things done by those mobilising to oppose him. It really resonated with me. I...
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Fossils Fuels Could be Phased Out “Within 10 Years”
As the saying goes: the stone age did not end due to the lack of stones and the oil age will not end due to lack of oil. It will end due to climate change and the coming clean energy revolution. And the end date could be nearer than you think. According to academics at the University of Sussex in...
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Why Peabody’s Bankruptcy Requires a Just Transition
Peabody Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday morning. Their executives claimed it was a hard decision, but the right one for the company. The news was expected – they had been signaling that this event was coming all Spring, deferring loan repayment and essentially getting their...
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