Alarm Bells ringing for Humanity

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Alarm Bells Ringing For Humanity Posted by Janet Surman at 2:28 pm Labels: climate science, new study, Stanford report Two systems: one driven by its primary motive of profit regardless of any externalities, including consequences for the future of life on this planet; the other based on … Continue reading

Scientists finally attribute extreme weather to man-made climate change

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The usual refrain that ‘you cannot attribute any single weather event to global warming’ is increasingly becoming unsustainable. It was predicted, that the effects of climate change would be observable in more extreme weather events such as killer heatwaves, devastating … Continue reading

Big finance and the great sell-off of ‘our’ natural assets.

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Last year, Zygmunt Bauman, the Polish Sociologist, wrote of Capitalism:  “In the face of financial crisis, any hope that the parasite will die when it runs out of food is in vain…. I suspect that one of capitalism’s crucial assets … Continue reading

The High Price of Materialism

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Australian researchers have found that climate-change sceptics were more likely to report pro-environmental intentions when told about the effects of such actions on sociabilty or development than those told about the health risks of climate inaction (Nature Climate Change, DOI:10.1038/nclimate1532). … Continue reading