Ecology/Environment

27/12/23
Author: 
Zsolt Horváth and Tamás Ignácz
automobiles
Dec. 26, 2023
 
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Going electric does not solve our problems, it only deepens them. As engineers, we must say the opinion of the professionals in the industry is contrary to the mainstream, and for good reason, Zsolt Horváth and Tamás Ignácz write.

 

We’ve known for a long time that our GDP addiction and capitalist economic model are incompatible with life on Earth. 

20/12/23
Author: 
Crawford Kilian
‘Over the past 150 years,’ writes Chris van Tulleken, ‘food has become... not food.’ Photo via Shutterstock.

Nov. 30, 2023

Author Chris van Tulleken shows much of what we’re fed isn’t really food at all.

20/12/23
Author: 
Paul Street
illustration - wave from smoke stack

Dec. 20, 2023

Followers of my writing have I hope noticed me repeatedly arguing that capitalism produces four mutually reinforcing and multiplying apocalyptic horsemen: ecocide, pandemicide, potentially terminal nuclear war, and fascism.

Capitalism at the Dark Taproot

I want to dig into this formulation here, explaining how capitalism generates each of these apocalyptic menaces and how the “four horsemen” reinforce and indeed multiply each other.

20/12/23
Author: 
Kohei Saito
Slow down: The Japanese philosopher Kohei Saito argues that is physically impossible to sustain high levels of economic growth and reduce carbon. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters Pictures)

Dec. 4, 2023

In the Global North, measures to stop climate change cannot double as ways to further economic growth

Adapted from Slow Down: The Degrowth Manifesto copyright © 2020 by Kōhei Saitō. Translation copyright © 2024 by Brian Bergstrom. Published by Astra House. All rights reserved.

14/12/23
Author: 
Nina Lakhani
The UN climate chief, Simon Stiell (left); the Cop28 president, Sultan al-Jaber; and Hana al-Hashimi, the chief Cop28 negotiator for the UAE, pose for photos at the end of Cop28. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Dec. 13, 2023

Developing countries call agreement to transition away from fossil fuels ‘unfair’ and ‘inequitable’

As the leaders of the developed world hailed the Cop28 agreement to “transition away” from fossil fuels as historic, Indigenous people, frontline communities and climate justice groups rebuked the deal as unfair, inequitable and business as usual.

13/12/23
Author: 
Phil McDuff
‘The need to keep the wheels of capitalism well-oiled takes precedence even against a backdrop of fires, floods and hurricanes.’ Photograph: Fire & Rescue NSW/AFP/Getty Images

Website editor: This article is more than 4 years old! What has changed? Well, Greta Thunberg is no longer a child.

Mar. 18, 2019

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