August 13th was Earth Overshoot Day. The correct date, if calculated precisely, would come earlier and earlier each year, the current choice is just an approximation. This year, the year 2015, by sometime around August 13th, humanity had consumed as much of what we require from the lands and seas as our planet can sustainabley … Continue reading Global Day of Overshoot
Krugman and Climate
Aside from the climate blogosphere, Paul Krugman's "Conscience of a Liberal" is my most regular blog visit. Â He does not usually have a lot to say on climate change (which is mildly disappointing) and I have seen only very shallow and casual dismissals of the, to me compelling, notion that perpetual growth as a requirementÂ for … Continue reading Krugman and Climate
Via Planet3.0 I see there is a declaration of the need, and competitive advantage it would bring, for action on climate change signed by a not insignificant number of major (non-fossil fuel) corporations.Â As Michael Tobis points out, it is, rather strangely, presented as an image only. So my contribution is running it through an … Continue reading Climate Declaration
A + B = WTF??
A = $6.08 billion B = $75 million Profits for the single last quarter for BP were 6.08 Billion dollars. Under current US law, their total liability for non-cleanup and containment damages is .075 Billion dollars. Would any free market supporters like to defend this thinly veiled example of corporate welfare? See also Things Break … Continue reading A + B = WTF??
From a Failed Growth Economy to a Steady-State Economy
Via MT, I came across a most excellent and interesting essay by Herman Daly on the Oil Drum (one of those great and meaty blogs that I only wich I had the time to read everything on!) The subject is how to establish a steady state economy versus the current paradigm based on the fantasy … Continue reading From a Failed Growth Economy to a Steady-State Economy