The results are in and Barack Obama has won the US presidency for a second term, beating the Republicans candidate Mitt Romney. And in his victory speech last night, Barack Obama finally mentioned climate change: “We want our children to … Continue reading
The other day Jill Stein, who is the Presidential nominee of the Green Party in the 2012 US election, did an AMA (Ask me anything) on the popular social news site Reddit. The questions asked ranged from space exploration to … Continue reading
Overpopulation ideology undermined the environmental movement in the 1970s, diverting social protest into harmless channels. To prevent a similar setback today, we must understand populationism’s conservative role, and why it is attractive to a growing number of green activists. As … Continue reading
In their book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart conclude that waste and pollution are to be avoided entirely. “Pollution,” says McDonough, “is a symbol of design failure.” … Continue reading
Last year’s Fukushima nuclear catastrophe was “man-made” and “the result of collusion” between the government, regulators and the company operating the nuclear plants, a report commissioned by Japan’s Parliament has charged. For Americans, the stinging report, the result of months … Continue reading
Environmental activists world wide – including community leaders and journalists – were being killed at a rate of one per week during 2011 alone, reports The Guardian. Today, the persecution of environmentalists is on the rise, as pro-oil corporate interests … Continue reading
In article after article, book after book, scientists and environmentalists have exposed the devastating effects of constant economic expansion on the global environment. The drive to produce ever more “stuff” is filling our rivers with poison and our air with … Continue reading
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