Pope Francis’ edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches 

Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images  The Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York Article by John Vidal- published in The Guardian-US edition–December 27, 2014  He has been called […]

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Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists 

May 16, 2014 by Joshua Holland (article posted at http://billmoyers.com/2014/05/16/eight-pseudo-scientific-climate-claims-debunked-by-real-scientists/) Most people who deny that human activity is warming the planet just dismiss a massive body of scientific evidence as a big hoax. But there’s a more sophisticated set of climate “skeptics” who make arguments that, at least to the lay ear, sound like they’re […]

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Can Progressives, Enviros, And Scientists Save Capitalism From The Pro-Collapse Polluters? 

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” — Edward Abbey By Joe Romm for Think Progress – posted Oct. 14, 2014  FDR famously saved capitalism from itself, from its worst excesses and most venal practitioners.  Now eight decades later, scientists, environmentalists, and progressives are in a similar position. Unchecked capitalism is a Ponzi scheme that […]

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Climate After Growth 

by Rob Hopkins, Asher Miller September 30, 2013 Why Environmentalists Must Embrace Post-Growth Economics and Community Resilience In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. Executive Summary […]

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No, We Should Not Abandon The 2C Target 

by David Roberts- October 3, 2014- GRIST http://grist.org/climate-energy/no-we-should-not-abandon-the-2c-target/ On Wednesday, academics David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel published apaper in Nature arguing that the international community should abandon the long-held, much-discussed target of limiting global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius or less. In its place, they propose a more finely honed set of indicators, including ocean heat […]

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Why co-ops are the future of the American economy 

Congress should boost worker ownership over corporate subsidies September 11, 2014 6:00AM ET by Matthew Harwood  When American politicians and commentators discuss inequality and poverty, they do so almost exclusively in ways that do little to empower workers. Instead the debates typically focus on what government can do in a top-down fashion to either diminish inequality or […]

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Limits to Growth Was Right. New Research Shows We’re Nearing Collapse. 

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon By Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander- The Guardian– Sept. 1, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/limits-to-growth-was-right-new-research-shows-were-nearing-collapse Piles of crushed cars at a metal recycling site in Belfast, Northern Ireland.Photograph: Alamy […]

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Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism- A Mormon Essay 

  Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism   A Mormon Essay By Mark D. Thomas   In July 1843, Joseph Smith delivered a series of remarkable sermons outlining what he called the three Fundamental Principles of Mormonism. On Sunday, the 9th, he introduced the first of these three: “One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism […]

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The Brink of Mass Extinction 

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”  – Native American proverb March through June 2014 were the hottest on record globally, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. In May – officially the hottest May on record globally – the average temperature of the planet […]

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Web users join hunt for Hawaii tree invaders 

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28132555 By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News The invasive non-native Australian fern tree stands out against the canopy of the native forest species US conservationists and a satellite imagery company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants. Species such as the Australian tree fern […]

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Confronting consumption: an interview with Mohan Munasinghe 

by Noah M. Sachs-  May 23,  2014   You can actually be better off, healthier and happier with less consumption, says Munasinghe. And it’s not just rich countries that need to change, he told Noah Sachs – poor countries too must develop sustainably, or the Earth’s resources will simply run out. http://www.theecologist.org/Interviews/2408513/confronting_consumption_an_interview_with_mohan_munasinghe.html Mohan Munasingheshared the […]

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How Dust On Colorado’s Snow Could Ruin Your Salad 

By Thom Kenworthy-  JUNE 19, 2014 AT 9:54 AM http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/19/3447621/dust-on-snow-colorado/ Dust on snow in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. CREDIT: JEFFREY DEEMS GOLDEN, COLORADO — The deep snow cover in Colorado’s mountains, well above average this year everywhere except the southern part of the state, is melting and running off veryquickly in June. It’s an annual […]

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Evangelical and Mormon Groups Now Calling for Climate Action 

http://environews.tv/evangelical-and-mormon-groups-now-calling-for-climate-action/ Evangelical and Mormon Groups Now Calling for Climate Action bureau EnviroNews DC News Bureau, by Shad Engkilterra on June 16, 2014 — Washington D.C. — Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, has called for people of faith to search their scriptures and find out what God wants for the planet and for the […]

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? 

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how ‘perfect storm’ of crises could unravel global system This Nasa Earth Observatory image shows a storm system circling around an area of extreme low pressure in 2010, which many scientists attribute to climate change. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight […]

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The Beetle That’s Chewing Up America 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-05/pine-beetles-chew-up-forests-local-economies-in-western-u-dot-s Photograph by Brian Howell/USFS Rocky Mountain Region Colorado’s Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest The western U.S., already suffering an historic drought, is also battling another Old Testament-worthy plague: a tiny insect with a monster appetite. Pine beetles, each the size of a grain of rice, are obliterating forests, ravaging towns, draining city budgets, and threatening […]

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