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We are consuming ourselves to death under the banner of limitless economic growth

Rethinking economic growth in an age of environmental limits to growth cannot be avoided — Will change be by design or disaster? No 1938 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “What … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

“We’re in for one hell of a century and it’s too late for a soft landing,” says Richard Heinberg

Avoiding the worst would require our leaders to publicly admit that “a prolonged shrinkage of the economy is a done deal” No 1741 Posted by fw, August 2, 2016 “Could ‘we … Continue reading

August 2, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 4

Degrowth, a steady-state solution is not new; it’s been around for at least 150 years. So, if we’re so smart, why hasn’t it penetrated the public policy domain? No 1553 … Continue reading

December 31, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 3

Rejecting degrowth, continuing on a path of business as usual, is asking for deep trouble. No 1552 Posted by fw, December 30, 2015 “So, I would argue that if we … Continue reading

December 30, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 2

We are now in a state of overshoot, outpacing earth’s regenerative capacity, hurtling toward societal collapse No 1551 Posted by fw, December 29, 2015 “We are now, however, in a … Continue reading

December 29, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

What economists don’t know about physical limits to growth could kill us

“Only by taking the crash scenario seriously can we take concrete actions to avoid it”, says physicist Tom Murphy in his article, referenced below, Discovering Limits to Growth No 1332 … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

New book examines how policy makers’ worship of growth sabotaged 1972 scientific findings on limits to growth

The idea that growth is essential continues to hold sway, despite the mounting evidence of its climate change costs No 1298 Posted by fw, April 2, 2015 “This informative book … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Can we find a full-scale replacement for fossil fuels soon and sustain it indefinitely?

Given our pathetic historical track record for sustainable living, future prospects look bleak No 1202 Posted by fw, December 4, 2014 ‘Sustainability’ has become everyone’s favourite buzz word. But few … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

It is too late for sustainable development – World renowned Dennis Meadows explains why — VIDEO

In his famous 1972 book, Limits to Growth, Meadows predicted a contracting global economy and environmental collapse would come by mid-21st century No 1201 Posted by fw, December 03, 2014 … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk – Pt 1: The Plan

Elites with vested interests in economic growth deliver New Climate Economy Report with 10-point Global Action Plan No 1162 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 This post has 3 sections: … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

This is the beginning of the end of the Hydrocarbon Revolution, says one of world’s most influential investors

The end is coming because the human species has failed to accept the impossibility of sustained compound growth I rarely say this is a “Must Read” but this is a … Continue reading

June 2, 2014

Why are all these assaults on the global ecosystem happening? It’s the economy, stupid.

No 260 Posted by fw, August 25, 2011 In a recent interview, Fred Magdoff, professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont, alleges – “The big … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why you can’t “green” capitalism

No 178 Posted by fw, May 21, 2011 Seems like everyone these days is hopping on the green super-train to sustainability. The words “green” and “sustainability” are getting lots of … Continue reading

May 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 10/13: Myth of perpetual economic growth in a finite world

No 27, Posted by fw, June 19, 2010 In Pt 9, Rees produced evidence of human over-exploitation of the world’s fishery, leading to the collapse of the cod industry. And … Continue reading

June 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 7/13: Over-populating. Over-consuming. Over-eating.

No 24, Posted by fw, June 15, 2010 In Pt 6 of my Bill Rees’ blog series, the professor provided evidence to affirm that humanity is inherently unsustainable. We have, … Continue reading

June 15, 2010 · Leave a comment