Citizen Action Monitor

The appeal to decoupling as an escape from the dilemma of growth is “far from convincing,” says Tim Jackson

Which is not to suggest that decoupling economic activity from rising carbon emissions is not vital. No 2064 Posted by fw, September 30, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

September 30, 2017

Do we need economic growth to keep the economy stable?

Why is the conventional answer to this question always the same: “Yes. There is no alternative.” No 2063 Posted by fw, September 29, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

September 29, 2017

Is economic growth essential for higher life expectancy, lower child mortality and education access?

Jackson’s analysis reveals a complex relationship between economic growth and essential benefits for human flourishing. No 2062 Posted by fw, September 28, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading

September 28, 2017

Inspirational voices fire up People’s Congress of Resistance inaugural meeting in Washington DC

Meeting draws together grassroots leaders unified by a revolutionary vision. No 2061 Posted by fw, September 24, 2017 “People say to me all the time, you can’t bring together the … Continue reading

September 24, 2017

What drives our insatiable consumer desire for more long after our material needs are met?

It turns out, says Tim Jackson, “that material things matter to us in non-material ways”. No 2060 Posted by fw, September 23, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading

September 23, 2017

Growth of renewables hasn’t stopped rise in CO2 emissions, says Canadian expert

Rapid expansion of renewables no reason to be hopeful about curbing climate crisis. No 2059 Posted by fw, September 21, 2017 “I read lots of articles these days pointing to … Continue reading

September 21, 2017

Chapter 4 of “Prosperity without Growth” — Tim Jackson finds himself on the horns of a dilemma.

“The Dilemma of Growth” — Growth looks ecologically unsustainable; Yet it appears essential for lasting prosperity. No 2058 Posted by fw, September 20, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

September 20, 2017

World so addicted to fossil fuels, future global carbon emissions will continue to increase

Projected 16% increase in CO2 emissions by 2040 (from 2015 levels) risks putting us over Paris 2°C limit. No 2057 Posted by fw, September 19, 2017 ********** The chances of … Continue reading

September 19, 2017

On the Road to Extinction

Maybe it’s not all about us. No 2056 Posted by fw, September 18, 2017 This article is reposted with author Elizabeth West’s permission and under her original title and subtitle. … Continue reading

September 18, 2017

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the madness it provokes, leads to environmental collapse

Environmental destruction is not a by-product of endless consumption – it’s a necessary element. No 2055 Posted by fw, September 17, 2017 “Environmental collapse does not progress by neat increments. … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

Half of Canada’s monitored species (451 of 903) are in decline, with average decline of 83%

“Federal government departments charged with protecting and recovering species repeatedly cut their species-at-risk funding.” No 2054 Posted by fw, September 16, 2017 “When WWF International and the Zoological Society of … Continue reading

September 16, 2017

All major industrialized countries failing to meet their Paris pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

Paris Accord allowed governments to set vague and unaccountable pledges. No 2053 Posted by fw, September 15, 2017 “Beyond US President Donald Trump’s decision in June to withdraw the United … Continue reading

September 15, 2017

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should take precedence over economic growth,” says David Suzuki

Despite adoption of energy-efficient, low carbon sources, economic growth will likely cancel out these advances. No 2052 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “The Pan-Canadian Framework marks the first time Canada’s first … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

47 years of work on sustainability and “We’re worse off now,” says Jorgen Randers

“What went wrong?” asks this Norwegian professor of climate strategy. No 2051 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “Jorgen Randers’ speech at the Summer School at the Club of Rome … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

In defining what it means to prosper, capabilities for flourishing offer a good starting point, provided …

… The capabilities to flourish are “bounded within certain inevitable limits.” No 2050 Posted by fw, September 13, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click on … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

Solar and wind could scale up to 100% without collapse of global economy or wrecking climate system

The key to energy transition – take large fraction of today’s investments in fossil fuels and invest in solar energy. No 2049 Posted by fw, September 12, 2017 “ … … Continue reading

September 12, 2017

Attempts to equate prosperity with happiness and life satisfaction fail to measure up

“To equate prosperity with happiness goes against our experience of what it means to live well.” No 2048 Posted by fw, September 10, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

September 10, 2017

Jackson weighs suitability of ‘opulence’ and ‘utility’ as measures of societal prosperity

He finds both problematic. No 2047 Posted by fw, September 8, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click on the Tab titled “Prosperity without Growth” — … Continue reading

September 8, 2017

Mayor De Blasio tweets Trump — Don’t mess with New York City’s 30,000 DACA recipients

De Blasio, and other progressive city leaders, are leading a nationwide revolt against neoliberal policies. No 2046 Posted by fw, September 7, 2017 “The city of New York announced Tuesday … Continue reading

September 7, 2017