Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013

*De-growth* is the only hope to stop the rising emissions

Malign Confusion About Growth, Economic Growth or *Degrowth*: Which Way Forward? Parts Two and Three

Michael Hoexter, New Economic Perspectives: Climate scientists have stepped into the gap where economists have generally feared to tread and have suggested that intentional *de-growth* is the only hope to stop the rising emissions associated with economic development and growth.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/20924-malign-confusion-about-growth-economic-growth-or-degrowth-which-way-forward-parts-two-and-three



Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism?

Richard Smith, Truthout: We have a stark choice: We can save capitalism or save human civilization. There is no possible future that contains both.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21215-beyond-growth-or-beyond-capitalism



Failure of Green Solutions to Solve Environmental Problems

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Richard Smith says no amount of recycling, buying environmentally friendly goods or market-based carbon reduction schemes can change corporate capitalism s rapacious depletion of natural resources in the production of consumable goods.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/21314-truthout-interviews-richard-smith-on-the-failure-of-green-solutions-to-solve-environmental-problems



Economic Growth Is Killing Us

Vijay Kolinjivadi, Truthout: We immediately require an economic and political governance structure that ensures all human beings have access to basic necessities while simultaneously reducing human pressure on the biosphere.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21231-economic-growth-is-killing-us



Political Corruption and Capitalism

Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: Corruption is endemic to the capitalist system and has not been successfully regulated away. Perhaps a system change is warranted?

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21559-political-corruption-and-capitalism



Job Creationism: The Myth of the Entrepreneur as God

David Gespass, Truthout: The joint emphasis on owners of capitalist enterprises as the source of jobs reflects both political parties' dependence on contributions from rich donors and turns the relationship of employees and employers on its head.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/21643-job-creationism-the-myth-of-the-entrepreneur-as-god

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How the rich ruin the environment

In These Times
by Alyssa Battistoni

01/13/14

Environmentalists have long lectured Americans about overuse of natural resources. By now, the talking points on overconsumption are familiar: 5 percent of the world s population uses 25 percent of its resources, and emits about the same percentage of its greenhouse gases; if the whole world lived like Americans, we d need four planets, or maybe five. We eat too much meat, drive too many miles, live in houses that are too big and too far apart, shop too much for stuff we don t need. When it comes to climate change, it s even worse than the numbers suggest: Western nations outsource a huge percentage of emissions to the places that increasingly produce our goods...

http://tinyurl.com/lu3gff8


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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World s richest threaten democracy says Oxfam
http://tinyurl.com/ozsjdjj

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EU corruption costs 120 bn euros a year

A new report by the EU Commission says that the scale of corruption in the EU is massive. They say it costs the EU around £100 billion every year, but acknowledged the true levels were probably higher.

http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_02_03/Breathtaking-EU-corruption-costs-120-bn-euros-a-year-5787/


From Information Clearing House



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=civilization
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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Vijay+Kolinjivadi
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Richard+D.+Wolff
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=David+Gespass
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TEPCO Quietly Admits Reactor 3 Could Be Melting Down NOW

http://www.occupycorporatism.com/tepco-quietly-admits-reactor-3-melting-now/

See also for map of USA radioactive hotspots:
http://www.netc.com


From EMR-Updates

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Homeless Japanese Being 'Recruited' To Clean Up Fukushima Disaster
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/30-0

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Fukushima. Is the Turner Radio Network spinning the *facts*?
http://tinyurl.com/m74qapm

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US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/paul-joseph-watson/are-you-prepared-for-fukushimas-radiation/

Fukushima Steam a Catastrophic Sign
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/no_author/fukushima-steam-catastrophe/

Fukushima Is Out of Control
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/no_author/fukushima-is-out-of-control/

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Fukushima Crisis Goes Global
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Fukushima_crisis_goes_global.php



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