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  • food security – Ecologise
    explaining how agribusiness is putting the world at risk by limiting the world s food crops to a few genetic strains Quite literally we are putting our eggs in one basket Continue Reading Seven projects around the world that protect soil Written by Contributor Apr 15 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Food Farming Ideas Inspiration Soil Water Sustainability Rocco Pallin writes Thirty three percent of soil worldwide is degraded and 50 000 square kilometers of soil are lost each year Soil is not a renewable resource and isn t recoverable within a human lifespan but sustainable practices could increase the world s food production by 58 percent Here are seven projects helping to restore the world s soil Continue Reading Is agriculture a business Written by Contributor Apr 11 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Harish Damodaran writes Is farming really a business If so to what extent Is there something about agriculture that makes it fundamentally different as a business Farmers suffer rules other businessmen never encounter There are at least four laws of business operating only in farming of which the last two are probably unique to India Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 90 Written by Ecologise Apr 6 2016 0 Comments NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Nikhil Dey Aruna Roy writes The cynical attitude towards the MGNREGA is an example of how policymakers are deliberately by squeezing funds and subverting the legal mandate of the law causing immeasurable misery and suffering Through the fund squeeze the government has consciously crippled the MGNREGA s ability to help people facing drought Continue Reading Industrial civilisation can t wean itself off fossil fuels painlessly Written by Contributor Apr 4 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY Future Scenarios RECOMMENDED Resource Use Sustainability Systemic Collapse Chris Martenson writes The data seems to confirm this Humanity is not going to painlessly wean itself off of fossil fuels Instead we will hit some sort of a wall a food population crisis a climate crisis or a debt fiscal economic crisis Each of those candidates has its roots in our global society s addition to fossil fuels Continue Reading Organic agriculture agroecology and the parallel reality of the GMO evangelist Written by Contributor Mar 27 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Food Farming Health Safety INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Soil Water Colin Todhunter writes GMO enthusiasts insist that agroecological farming could never feed the world But it has been feeding us all for millennia and it s the only way to continue while enriching the soils on which all farming depends Gandhi once called industrial agriculture a nine day wonder And its time will soon be up Continue Reading How WeFarm connects small farmers without the Internet Written by Contributor Mar 25 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Food Farming Livelihoods New Economy Commons Technology Pierce Nahigyan reports Founded in 2014 WeFarm is a free peer to peer service designed for farmers around the world It enables farmers to share information with each other via SMS or text

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  • fossil fuels – Ecologise
    Pearce reports As part of India s modernization program Prime Minister Narenda Modi has called for doubling the nation s coal production by 2020 If it moves forward India seems set to create a mounting tide of victims from the cycle wallahs and refugees of Jharia s coal fires to the country s air quality to the planet s climate Continue Reading Richard Heinberg 100 renewable energy is possible here s how Written by Contributor Mar 19 2016 0 Comments Alternatives CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Ideas Inspiration Peak Oil Energy Descent Planning Policy Sustainability Transition Since the renewable energy revolution will require trading fossil fuels for alternative ones mostly wind solar hydro geothermal and biomass there will be some hefty challenges along the way Therefore it makes sense to start with the low hanging fruit and with a plan in place then revise our plan frequently as we gain practical experience Continue Reading Video Al Gore makes the case for optimism on Climate Change Written by Contributor Mar 7 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Future Scenarios VIDEOS Al Gore former US Vice President and Founder The Climate Reality Project spoke at the recently concluded 2016 TED Technology Entertainment and Design conference in Vancouver British Columbia According to him the future of our planet looks very different today than it did when he last spoke on the TED stage nearly a decade ago Continue Reading Whatever happened to Peak Oil Written by Contributor Feb 25 2016 0 Comments ENERGY Future Scenarios Peak Oil Energy Descent RECOMMENDED Resource Use Systemic Collapse John Michael Greer writes While the standard peak oil scenario did not happen quite a bit of the economic political and social turmoil we ve seen since 2005 or so was in fact driven by the impact of peak oil but that impact didn t follow the linear model that most peak oil writers expected it to follow Continue Reading Arms Agribusiness Finance and Fossil Fuels The Four Horsemen of the Neoliberal Apocalypse Written by Contributor Feb 16 2016 0 Comments Displacement Conflict ENERGY Finance Debt Food Farming Health Safety Resource Use Systemic Collapse Colin Todhunter writes There is a notion that we can just continue as we are with an endless supply of oil endless supplies of meat and endless assault on soil human and environmental well being that intensive petrochemical agriculture entails Given the statistics this is unsustainable unrealistic and a recipe for continued resource driven conflicts and devastation Continue Reading Too little too late John Michael Greer on the climate accord Written by Contributor Feb 7 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE RECOMMENDED Recently after a great deal of debate the passengers aboard the Titanic voted to impose modest limits sometime soon on the rate at which water is pouring into the doomed ship s hull Despite the torrents of self congratulatory rhetoric that flooded into the media afterwards that is the sum of what happened at the COP 21 climate conference in Paris Continue Reading Fifteen experts on

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  • future scenarios – Ecologise
    Written by Contributor Apr 16 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Displacement Conflict Future Scenarios Michael Igo writes Since 2008 22 5 million people have been forced from their homes due to floods and hurricanes twice as many as the record 11 million displaced by conflict in 2014 As global temperatures creep higher and storms droughts floods and heat waves grow more severe we face a future of mass climate related migration Continue Reading Industrial civilisation can t wean itself off fossil fuels painlessly Written by Contributor Apr 4 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY Future Scenarios RECOMMENDED Resource Use Sustainability Systemic Collapse Chris Martenson writes The data seems to confirm this Humanity is not going to painlessly wean itself off of fossil fuels Instead we will hit some sort of a wall a food population crisis a climate crisis or a debt fiscal economic crisis Each of those candidates has its roots in our global society s addition to fossil fuels Continue Reading Video Climate science pioneer Hansen warns of disastrous climate shift Written by Contributor Mar 31 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Education Awareness Future Scenarios VIDEOS The world may be much closer to an abrupt and catastrophic climate shift than previously thought That s the warning from modern climate science pioneer James Hansen His latest research suggests that polar ice sheet disintegration may cause sea level rise enough to drown coastal cities not in a few centuries but in a few decades Continue Reading Digest Climate crisis and the myth of green capitalism Written by Ecologise Mar 29 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features ECONOMY Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS Resource Use Sustainability Much of the mainstream media corporate lobbyists and politicians would like the public to think of climate change as something akin to a natural phenomenon In this second part of our series on Capitalism and Climate Change we present a selection of articles that examine the deep seated connections between climate change and a rapacious global economic order Continue Reading The decisions we make about climate change today will reverberate for millennia Written by Contributor Mar 27 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Culture Communication Education Awareness Future Scenarios David Roberts writes The great irony of climate change is that it s so big we can barely care about it We re in a brief window of time when it is still possible to blunt the worst effects of climate change So let s try an imaginative exercise connecting long term climate consequences to our current political moment Continue Reading Bookshelf When trucks stop running so does civilization Written by Contributor Mar 23 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf ECONOMY ENERGY Future Scenarios Peak Oil Energy Descent Planning Policy Sustainability Systemic Collapse Technology Virtually everything in our homes everything in our stores got there on a truck Prior to that 90 percent of those items were transported on a ship and or a train If trucks trains and ships stopped running our global economy and way

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  • Gail Tverberg – Ecologise
    ENERGY Finance Debt Peak Oil Energy Descent RECOMMENDED Resource Use Gail Tverberg writes Economists have put together models of how an economy works but these models were developed years ago when the world economy was far from limits These models may have been reasonably adequate when they were developed but there is increasing evidence that they don t work in an economy that is reaching limits Continue Reading Gail Tverberg We are at Peak Oil now we need very low cost energy to fix it Written by Contributor Mar 12 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt Peak Oil Energy Descent Planning Policy RECOMMENDED We are hitting something similar to Peak Oil right now but the major symptoms are unexpected There is a glut of supply and prices are far below the cost of production Perhaps we should call it Limits to Growth rather than Peak Oil because it is a different type of problem than most people expected Continue Reading Tverberg A market collapse is on the horizon Written by Contributor Feb 11 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt RECOMMENDED Systemic Collapse Gail Tverberg writes We are about to see a substantial disruption to the economy as oil limits as well as other energy limits cause the economic supercycle to contract Whether its Peak Oil the Limits to Growth or the Debt Supercycle the underlying problem is the same we re reaching the limits of a finite world Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 80 Written by Ecologise Jan 22 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Oceans and marine life Pollution Toxicity Poverty Inequality The Economic Times reports The Central government has unveiled a new Crop Insurance Scheme with the premium to be paid by farmers as low as 1 5 per cent of the sum assured for all rabi crops and 2 per cent for kharif crops The scheme comes without any cap on overall premium rate to ensure full claims Continue Reading Tverberg Something Has Got To Break Written by Contributor Jan 18 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt Future Scenarios RECOMMENDED Gail Tverberg explains the correlation between rates of GDP growth and growth in energy supply For decades energy has been becoming more costly to obtain but instead of accepting lower GDP growth we have been using debt to fund further energy extraction That strategy has diminishing returns and we are close to the moment of reckoning Continue Reading Alert Global financial crash ahead Written by Ecologise Jan 16 2016 1 Comment Digests Special Features ECONOMY Finance Debt Future Scenarios NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE The Guardian reports Investors face a cataclysmic year where stock markets could fall by up to 20 and oil could slump to 16 a barrel the Royal Bank of Scotland have warned In a note to clients it said Sell everything except high quality bonds This is about return of capital not return on capital Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 71 Written by Ecologise Oct 31 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE

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  • global economy – Ecologise
    s productive resources that are at the very heart of global capitalism and its crisis Continue Reading Gail Tverberg Globalization is reaching its limits here s why Written by Contributor Apr 10 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY ENERGY Resource Use Transition We have identified two different limits to globalization One has to do with limits on the amount of goods and services that developed countries can absorb before those imports unduly disrupt local economies The other occurs because of the sensitivity of many developing nations to low commodity prices because they are exporters of these commodities Continue Reading The Panama Papers Consequences of centralised money and power Written by Contributor Apr 7 2016 0 Comments Digests Special Features ECONOMY Education Awareness Finance Debt Poverty Inequality Charles Hugh Smith writes If we don t change the way money is created and distributed we will never change anything The Panama Papers offer damning proof of this increasing concentrations of wealth and power free of constraint like taxes is not just the consequence of centralized money and state power but its only possible output Continue Reading Global capitalism is facing three tipping points Written by Sagar Dhara Apr 5 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY Future Scenarios Poverty Inequality RECOMMENDED Resource Use Systemic Collapse In this article Sagar Dhara examines Capitalism s crucial tipping points The first the impending energy and natural resource crisis related to the sourcing of raw materials The second inequality related to the production of goods and services The third global warming which is related to greenhouse gas emissions GHGs in excess of the earth s sink capacity Continue Reading Bookshelf Capitalism and Climate Change The Science and Politics of Global Warming Written by Contributor Apr 3 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf CLIMATE CHANGE Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS The climate crisis is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced which threatens not only global civilization but the very survival of our species and many others This book gives a lucid explanation of the science of climate change and illuminates the role of capitalism in creating and perpetuating the climate crisis and related dangers Continue Reading Economic growth How it works how it fails why wealth disparity occurs Written by Contributor Apr 1 2016 0 Comments Consumption ECONOMY Education Awareness ENERGY Finance Debt Peak Oil Energy Descent RECOMMENDED Resource Use Gail Tverberg writes Economists have put together models of how an economy works but these models were developed years ago when the world economy was far from limits These models may have been reasonably adequate when they were developed but there is increasing evidence that they don t work in an economy that is reaching limits Continue Reading Digest Climate crisis and the myth of green capitalism Written by Ecologise Mar 29 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features ECONOMY Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS Resource Use Sustainability Much of the mainstream media corporate lobbyists and politicians would like the public to think of climate change as something akin to a

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  • green politics – Ecologise
    s demands must now explicitly invite that natural world to the bargaining table This is not about being a nature lover who only cares about animals and plants but not about humans Continue Reading Study Climate change takes from the poor gives to the rich Written by Contributor Apr 17 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Education Awareness Poverty Inequality Resource Use A new study finds that climate change is triggering a massive reallocation of resources to the world s wealthiest countries Fish and other important resources are moving toward the Earth s poles as the climate warms and wealth is moving with them according to a new paper by scientists at Rutgers Princeton Yale and Arizona State universities Continue Reading Video Development and identity theft in Northeast India Written by Contributor Apr 16 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT INDIA Rural India Usha Dewani writes Indigenous communities have a strong belief in the sacredness of the natural world and assert that excess exploitation of the material world through huge infrastructure programs like large dams and hydropower projects would not lead to social development They are concerned that these infrastructure programmes might compromise their autonomy over their lands Continue Reading Cowspiracy The film that environmental organisations don t want you to see Written by Contributor Apr 15 2016 1 Comment CLIMATE CHANGE Education Awareness Food Farming Health Safety Resource Use VIDEOS Cowspiracy The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn It follows the intrepid filmmakers as they uncover the real impact of the livestock industry The film investigates why the world s leading environmental organizations including Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network are afraid to talk about it Continue Reading Special A view from the Left Capitalism climate change and the environment Written by Ecologise Apr 12 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS RECOMMENDED Sustainability Transition From the point of view of greens the Left in general and Marxism in particular is often seen as being myopic about the looming environmental crisis Here we present a selection of articles and essays by leading writers from the Left who are among the most interesting and constructive voices to engage with the issue Continue Reading Ideas For Going Forward A manifesto for a world in crisis Written by Contributor Apr 8 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Culture Communication Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS Ideas Inspiration Transition Some Possible Ideas For Going Forward is a manifesto for global change signed by leading activists academics and intellectuals including Noam Chomsky to help inspire more conversations within groups and movements that over time come to a synthesis We believe only program that is fully understood and owned by grassroots participants can win lasting change Continue Reading A Green Development Manifesto for Kerala Written by Contributor Apr 7 2016 0 Comments Alternatives DEVELOPMENT GREEN POLITICS INDIA Sustainability Transition This first of its kind Green Development Agenda for Kerala was collectively drafted by green collective Paristhithi

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  • India – Ecologise
    CLIMATE CHANGE Food Farming INDIA Soil Water Sustainability Sunitha Natti reports A New Indian Express analysis shows we are witnessing four back to back droughts for the first time in at least 100 years and are coursing through another as we speak At least two of them were severe The analysis of rainfall data across states for the past three decades threw up some startling Continue Reading Amit Bhaduri On democracy corporations and inequality Written by Contributor Apr 19 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY Education Awareness INDIA Poverty Inequality RECOMMENDED Infusing the institution of democracy with the ideology of growth without considering the fate of the majority results in a dangerous mutualism between corporations and the government The inclusive democracy of one adult one vote is reconciled with the economic power of corporations by price rationing out the poor from any possibility of direct representation Continue Reading Famines and Public Distribution System in India Written by Contributor Apr 18 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Planning Policy Poverty Inequality RECOMMENDED Rural India Debarshi Das writes The neoliberal State seeks to cut down welfare expenditure hence it is against PDS It also relies on the market Although contemporary advocates of free market are not motivated by extraction of colonial revenue in terms of policy prescription they do not differ from the advocates of free market of colonial era Continue Reading Video Development and identity theft in Northeast India Written by Contributor Apr 16 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT INDIA Rural India Usha Dewani writes Indigenous communities have a strong belief in the sacredness of the natural world and assert that excess exploitation of the material world through huge infrastructure programs like large dams and hydropower projects would not lead to social development They are concerned that these infrastructure programmes might compromise their autonomy over their lands Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 91 Written by Ecologise Apr 14 2016 0 Comments NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Sayantan Bera reports Data from the ministry of water resources show that in end March water levels in 91 major reservoirs in the country was at just 25 of capacity 30 lower than last year and 25 less than the average storage in a decade The situation is acute in the western parts of the country Continue Reading Cars Capitalism and India Written by Contributor Apr 12 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Consumption DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY Health Safety INDIA Planning Policy Poverty Inequality Sustainability Technology Vidhyadhar Date writes A developed country is not one where the poor drive cars but one where the rich use public transport Building more roads to reduce congestion is like trying to put out a fire with petrol India has failed to learn from developed countries mistakes and is on a disastrous path of motorization Continue Reading Is agriculture a business Written by Contributor Apr 11 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Harish Damodaran writes Is farming really a business If so to what extent Is there something about agriculture that

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  • inequality – Ecologise
    Make in India to smart cities Written by Contributor Apr 8 2016 0 Comments Displacement Conflict ECONOMY INDIA Livelihoods Poverty Inequality Resource Use Rural India Soil Water Nikhil Inamdar writes India has the world s largest number of people without access to clean water The financial burden of this has fallen on its poorest agrarian communities but the crisis is now spilling over to industries too In Marathwada the tanker business is the only one booming The rest of the economy has collapsed Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 87 Written by Ecologise Mar 17 2016 0 Comments NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE The Guardian reports According to a new NASA study the average global surface temperature in February was 1 35C warmer than the average temperature for the month between 1951 1980 a far bigger margin than ever seen before The unprecedented leap led scientists usually wary to label the new record a shocker and warn of a climate emergency Continue Reading Special P Sainath s award winning series on rural India s Thirst Economy Written by Contributor Mar 11 2016 1 Comment DEVELOPMENT Digests Special Features INDIA Livelihoods Poverty Inequality Resource Use Rural India Soil Water This series on rural India s water crisis won P Sainath a World Media Summit award under the category of Exemplary News Professionals in Developing Countries It zeroes in on the stark contrasts in the consumption and access to water between the rich and poor to illustrate the alarming trend of inequalities in India and abroad Continue Reading Video Report Is India s 100 smart cities project a recipe for social apartheid Written by Contributor Mar 9 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT Future Scenarios INDIA Livelihoods Planning Policy Poverty Inequality VIDEOS Shruti Ravindran reports In a monograph for a conference on smart cities the economist and consultant Laveesh Bhandari described smart cities as special enclaves that would use prohibitive prices and harsh policing to exclude millions of poor Indians For if we do not keep them out they will override our ability to maintain such infrastructure Continue Reading Towards Energy Democracy A Vision Statement Written by Contributor Mar 6 2016 0 Comments ENERGY GREEN POLITICS INDIA Planning Policy Resource Use Sustainability Transition Unlimited growth and consumerist culture is incompatible with a finite world We call for an urgent paradigm shift from the currently dominant model of consumption led development to creating frameworks of human and ecological well being This transition should be defined by the principles of sustainability equity and justice Adopted at the Bijli Vikalp Sangam Bodh Gaya Continue Reading Jan Breman 76 per cent of the Indian population is living in poverty Written by Contributor Feb 23 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY INDIA Livelihoods Poverty Inequality RECOMMENDED Rural India India s economic policies are determined by the World Bank They are therefore pro capital and anti labour Today the World Bank s at the end of its tether Its formula of formal capital in the informal economy failed because the poor don t own

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