Why is perpetual economic growth the engine of civilization’s inevitable collapse? Tim Garrett explains
Future growth depends on availability of energy and raw materials on a finite planet – and we’re depleting those resources faster than ever. No 2561 Posted by fw, December 21, … Continue reading
If the GND’s false-hope promises are its best answer to the climate crisis, then we have no answer to the climate crisis. No 2516 Posted by fw, September 4, 2019 … Continue reading
Green growth is not the solution to the climate crisis – So how come world leaders keep promoting it?
Leaders embrace IPCC’s 2018 proposed techno-fixes that promise to cut emissions even as economies grow. No 2505 Posted by fw, August 14, 2019 “You may have missed it, but a … Continue reading
As GDP continues to rise, so too will greenhouse gas emissions, leading inevitably to COLLAPSE. No 2498 Posted by fw, July 30, 2019 “At the UN’s 2019 High Level Political … Continue reading
Tim Garrett warns — Energy efficiency gains will do the opposite of what economists claim they will do
As energy efficiency increases, civilization grows faster, consumes more resources faster, grows the economy: The bad news — Energy consumption and CO2 emissions accelerate. No 2393 Posted by fw, November … Continue reading
The problem with accelerating economic growth over time is that CO2 emissions, spiked by climate change, also accelerate, releasing negative feedbacks on economic growth. Round we go in a vicious cycle. … Continue reading
No chance of slowing global CO2 levels without incurring collapse of global economy, says Tim Garrett
Yet Canada’s PM Trudeau insists we can grow the economy and protect the environment. Is he wrong? No 2379 Posted by fw, October 10, 2018 NOTE — To access my … Continue reading
It’s inevitable civilization will collapse — The more important question is What will this collapse look like?
Since things are already happening rapidly, we are talking about timescales of the next few decades. No 2376 Posted by fw, September 30, 2018 NOTE — To access my other … Continue reading
Absent collapsing the economy, with GDP at zero, emissions can be stabilized only by building the equivalent of one nuke plant per day globally. No 2373 Posted by fw, September … Continue reading
Our money supply system is undermining the climate, the global ecosystem, and our prosperity, says Caroline Whyte. No 2351 Posted by fw, August 13, 2018 “To use a metaphor that’s … Continue reading
In a decade or two, will he be Canada’s most reviled PM for ignoring dire climate-related health, economic and environmental risks? No 2196 Posted by fw, April 8, 2018 First, … Continue reading
Allowing the Trans Mountain pipeline to go forward now would sabotage meagre gains made by fed’s carbon scheme. No 2166 Posted by fw, February 23, 2018 “[Canada’s] climate plan was … Continue reading
Tim Jackson critiques their proposed decoupling solution and concludes it would only work for angels. No 2115 Posted by fw, December 6, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading
Jackson turns to arithmetic for an answer and finds an economy in 2100 completely different than the one we have now. No 2071 Posted by fw, October 9, 2017 To … Continue reading
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
Simple: a growing economy is all we know. No 2026 Posted by fw, August 08, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click on the Tab titled … Continue reading
Simplistic neoliberal beliefs like this may be popular and win votes but they’re short-sighted and dangerous. Here’s why. No 1996 Posted by fw, June 30, 2017 ***** “We will grow our … Continue reading
Recent reports claim that economic growth can continue without emission increases. Don’t believe it.
Critical analyses of these reports reveal the claims unproven, but Trudeau/Obama ignore the evidence and gamble with our ecological safety. No 1757 Posted by fw, August 24, 2016 “Most ecological economists … Continue reading