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  • Kurt Cobb – Ecologise
    Standing Committee rejects TSR Subramanian report on environmental laws Down to Earth A Parliamentary Standing Committee PSC rejected a high level committee HLC report that reviewed various Acts administered by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change MoEF CC The committee precisely noted that some of the essential recommendations made by the HLC would result Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Jul 31 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Forests Wildlife Future Scenarios NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Continued destruction of Earth s plant life places humans in jeopardy Science Daily Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth s declining supply of plant life civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences You can think Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Jun 17 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Technology G7 leaders bid Auf Wiedersehen to carbon fuels Reuters Leaders of the world s major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy hungry economies off carbon fuels marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U N climate deal later this year The Group of Seven s energy pledge Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Jun 9 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE G7 End of fossil fuel era BBC News The G7 has called for a transformation of electricity generation towards renewables and nuclear by 2050 And they said fossil fuel should not be burned in any sector of the economy by the end of the century Their targets are not binding but they send a clear message Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise May 14 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Future Scenarios NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Soil Water It s Official Global Carbon Levels Surpassed 400 ppm for Entire Month Common Dreams Marking yet another grim milestone for an ever warming planet the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed that for the first time in recorded history global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere averaged over 400 parts per million ppm for an entire Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Apr 26 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Forests Wildlife GREEN POLITICS INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Alice In Shale Gas Wonderland Julian Darley It is hard to know where to begin regarding Ambrose Evans Pritchard s article entitled Energy crisis is postponed as new gas rescues the world But since the speculative world he invokes has more to do with Alice In Wonderland than the hard reality of engineering and science let us Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Apr 15 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Systemic Collapse California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth The New York Times For more than a century California has been the

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  • Narendra Modi government – Ecologise
    Hindu is something new Continue Reading In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Written by Hema Vaishnavi Mar 23 2016 1 Comment Alternatives ECONOMY INDIA Planning Policy Pollution Toxicity Technology In the Union Budget the government has decided to exempt the new age cesses on electric and hybrid cars But are these green cars really green They do not pollute the areas that they are being used in because all they are doing is move the pollution from the point of movement to the source of electricity Continue Reading How did Indian rivers fare in 2015 Written by Contributor Mar 19 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT INDIA Planning Policy Resource Use Soil Water Swati Bansal writes The waters of many rivers were declared as unfit for human consumption This included rivers in Goa with fecal coliform bacteria and rivers in Karnataka where none were suitable for drinking But pollution was just one factor the other was hydropower power projects which continue to choke rivers such as the Chenab 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 A R Vasavi The bitter reality behind the pro farmer budget Written by Contributor Mar 5 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT Digests Special Features ECONOMY Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Planning Policy Rural India Over the past three decades average income of the farmer has increased by only 19 while that of the government employee has by 370 and that of the corporate sector by more than a thousand per cent Hidden in the rhetoric of being pro farmer and pro poor are the continued logic of being pro investor and pro business Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 85 Written by Ecologise Mar 3 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt Food Farming INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Oceans and marine life Pollution Toxicity Rural India Sukumar Muralidharan reports on Catch News This year s economic survey is a catalogue of crises For one thing it records that the situation in agriculture has been dismal on account of two successive years of poor monsoons This is only the fourth time in 115 years that such a misfortune has hit the Indian economy Continue Reading Budget Analysis Don t believe the hype farmers have been short changed again Written by Contributor Mar 2 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT Digests Special Features ECONOMY Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Devinder Sharma writes Jaitley wants the farmers to wait five years for their income to rise to 3 332 rupees a month I can

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  • neoliberalism – Ecologise
    one vote is reconciled with the economic power of corporations by price rationing out the poor from any possibility of direct representation Continue Reading Neoliberalism the ideology at the root of all our problems Written by Contributor Apr 18 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf ECONOMY Education Awareness Finance Debt Planning Policy RECOMMENDED Resource Use George Monbiot writes So pervasive has neoliberalism become that we seldom recognise it as an ideology We accept the proposition that this utopian millenarian faith describes a neutral force a biological law like Darwin s theory of evolution But the philosophy arose as a conscious attempt to reshape human life and shift the locus of power 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 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 An infrastructure tsunami is being unleashed on the environment in the name of development Written by Contributor Apr 9 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict Ecocide ECONOMY Future Scenarios Livelihoods Planning Policy Resource Use Sustainability Bill Laurance writes Some 25 million km of new paved roads thousands of dams and hundreds of thousands of new mining oil and gas projects are being planned roughly 90 of them in developing nations Their environmental impacts could easily dwarf climate change as thousands of projects penetrate into the world s last surviving wild areas Continue Reading Techno fascism in the 21st century Written by Contributor Apr 5 2016 0 Comments INDIA Technology Jayati Ghosh writes Fascism in the 21st century does have some new features which are also common to at least some of the countries that are currently experiencing it They are largely related to the possibilities generated by new technologies especially communication and surveillance technologies which are increasingly being used by governments with fascist inclinations 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

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  • oil prices – Ecologise
    poor monsoons This is only the fourth time in 115 years that such a misfortune has hit the Indian economy Continue Reading Has the crash of the global financial markets begun Written by Contributor Mar 1 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY Finance Debt T Sabri Öncü writes Some insist that the global economy is in secular stagnation but the facts suggest we may be entering the worst depression in history Global markets have been on a slippery slope since 2007 and things have only been getting worse The picture looks dismal no matter which theoretical lens one uses Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 84 Written by Ecologise Feb 24 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict ECONOMY ENERGY Food Farming INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Peak Oil Energy Descent Pollution Toxicity Resource Use Rural India Soil Water Sustainability January was the globe s most unusually warm month ever recorded and the past three months have been the most unusually warm three month period on record as well according to NASA It is the combination of manmade global warming and a record strong El Niño that s bumped up temperatures to never before seen levels since at least 1880 Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 83 Written by Ecologise Feb 17 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Finance Debt Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Oceans and marine life Pollution Toxicity Rural India Technology Common Dreams reports A new analysis published in Science Advances journal reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought affecting 4 billion people two thirds of the world s population Previous analyses looked at water scarcity at an annual scale and had found that water scarcity affected between 1 7 and 3 1 billion people 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 82 Written by Ecologise Feb 8 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict ECONOMY ENERGY Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Pollution Toxicity Rural India Decision On GM Mustard Deferred Mining interests and tribal rights on collision course Former atomic energy regulator says India needs to pause nuclear plans Lesser water recorded in Indian reservoirs than last year Sikkim Organic Mission We Need To Dig Deeper Hydro dam boom threatens freshwater fish Radioactive Water From Fukushima Leaking Into the Pacific Continue Reading Fifteen experts on the hidden consequences of the oil crash Written by Contributor Feb 4 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt Peak Oil Energy Descent RECOMMENDED Oil prices drive not just economics but geopolitics Alliances rise and fall

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  • organic farming – Ecologise
    recorded and the past three months have been the most unusually warm three month period on record as well according to NASA It is the combination of manmade global warming and a record strong El Niño that s bumped up temperatures to never before seen levels since at least 1880 Continue Reading Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure Written by Manu Sharma Feb 18 2016 5 Comments Alternatives Food Farming INDIA Rural India Sustainability He did not form a people s movement Nor did he plead with the government to popularise his natural farming method Palekar took a more direct route instead He reached out to the farmers Met them in person and trained them in his cultivation practices He continues to spread awareness and hold training workshops for farmers Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 82 Written by Ecologise Feb 8 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict ECONOMY ENERGY Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Pollution Toxicity Rural India Decision On GM Mustard Deferred Mining interests and tribal rights on collision course Former atomic energy regulator says India needs to pause nuclear plans Lesser water recorded in Indian reservoirs than last year Sikkim Organic Mission We Need To Dig Deeper Hydro dam boom threatens freshwater fish Radioactive Water From Fukushima Leaking Into the Pacific Continue Reading Ideas inspiration and ducks Letter from an Ecologise Camp participant Written by Contributor Feb 3 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Culture Communication Ecologise Events Education Awareness Food Farming Ideas Inspiration Sustainability Transition Venetia Ansell writes The camp is a great opportunity to meet people who are trying to make the transition from urban to rural or at least high impact to low impact lifestyles to find inspiration role models ideas and perhaps answers to those questions and challenges that well meaning conventional thinking relatives and friends keep hurling at you Continue Reading Video Report India s indigenous people are holding fast to food traditions against all odds Written by Contributor Feb 1 2016 0 Comments Food Farming Livelihoods Rural India Sustainability VIDEOS Bowing To No One the first film in a series by Sarah Khan is about Satyavati an indigenous woman farmer from Central India who comes from a rich but rapidly eroding agro ecological knowledge system Also in this post is a report from Meghalaya s Terra Madre festival which brought together around 600 members of international indigenous food making communities Continue Reading Tribals in Odisha humour changing skies with mixed platters Written by Contributor Jan 26 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Nauri grows 72 varieties of crop on his two acre farm The benefit of mixed cropping is that even in extreme weather events we get something out of the field Some crops work well in drought others in flood Compare this with mono cropping which won t even yield enough to eat in severe drought he explains Continue Reading Did Marx call the peasant an idiot He was right

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  • Paris climate talks – Ecologise
    Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Sustainability Bhamy Shenoy writes in Deccan Herald There is a comforting thought that the fall in solar energy and wind energy prices and their greater adaption will provide solution to reduce the use of fossil fuels Often ignored or overlooked reality is the difficulty in reforming the existing energy scenario both in the developed and developing countries Continue Reading A historic event or a fraud Critical thoughts on the Paris Climate Accord Written by Saral Sarkar Jan 14 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE RECOMMENDED Sustainability Climate change is just the most glaring manifestation of real and deeper causes the growing demands of a growing world population while our natural resource base is dwindling and the ability of nature to absorb man made pollution is diminishing in short the lunatic idea that in a finite world infinite growth is possible Continue Reading Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It Too Written by Contributor Jan 6 2016 1 Comment CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY RECOMMENDED Transition Noted energy expert Richard Heinberg writes Our primary task this century will be to shrink the economy and rein in population while promoting human well being We can do so as we minimize climate change by reducing energy consumption and by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy resources Otherwise we get climate chaos and economic collapse Continue Reading Why no meat at the Paris climate talks Written by Contributor Dec 23 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Food Farming Devinder Sharma writes The cumulative impact of cattle rearing in Australia transportation of cattle from the ranches down under to China and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions alone is going to be enormous And yet meat consumption has not been mentioned at Paris climate talks The reason is simple The western lifestyle has not to be disturbed Continue Reading Paris Climate Accord Interactive guide and post mortem Written by Contributor Dec 20 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features RECOMMENDED This interactive graphic by Carbon Brief outlines and explaines all the fundamental components of the Paris climate deal Among other issues the graphic covers mitigation adaptation loss and damage finance and transparency It looks at the elements of the so called ambition mechanism the inclusion of a 1 5C aspirational target the long term goal and much more Continue Reading Surya Sethi Ten Inconvenient Truths About the Paris Climate Accord Written by Contributor Dec 18 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Surya P Sethi India s former Core Climate Negotiator writes in The Wire To those who say the Paris Accord signals an end to the fossil fuel era I say please look at Bloomberg s commodities page fossil fuels are being produced in never before quantities and sold at the lowest ever prices in real terms Continue Reading Richard Heinberg An open letter to climate leaders Written by Contributor Dec 16 2015 1 Comment CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY RECOMMENDED Author and Post Carbon Institute founder Richard Heinberg writes Here are nine critical issues to

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  • peak oil – Ecologise
    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 of life would stop too Alice Friedemann s new book examines precisely this prospect 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 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 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 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 Fifteen experts on the hidden consequences of the oil crash Written by Contributor Feb 4 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt Peak Oil Energy Descent RECOMMENDED Oil prices drive not just economics but geopolitics Alliances rise and fall over petroleum For these reasons and more the collapsing value of oil will have profound consequences with the potential to destabilize regimes remake regions and alter the global economy in lasting and unforeseen ways Fifteen experts tell Politico what that means for the world Continue Reading Tverberg Something Has Got To Break Written by Contributor Jan 18 2016

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  • Renewable energy – Ecologise
    March 3 across the northern hemisphere the temperature for a few hours crossed a line it was more than two degrees Celsius above normal for the first time in recorded history and likely for the first time in the course of human civilization Two degrees Celsius is the must not cross red line 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 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 NEWS UPDATE 83 Written by Ecologise Feb 17 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Finance Debt Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Oceans and marine life Pollution Toxicity Rural India Technology Common Dreams reports A new analysis published in Science Advances journal reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought affecting 4 billion people two thirds of the world s population Previous analyses looked at water scarcity at an annual scale and had found that water scarcity affected between 1 7 and 3 1 billion people Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 81 Written by Ecologise Jan 30 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Displacement Conflict Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Oceans and marine life Pollution Toxicity India Colombia and Nigeria have the most cases of conflict caused by climate change and environmental disputes according to a map of global ecological conflict The Environmental Justice Atlas released last month shows that more than 200 conflicts in India are caused by ecological disputes and scarcities of basic resources such as water and forests Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 79 Written by Ecologise Jan 12 2016 0 Comments ENERGY Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Poverty Inequality Rural India Soil Water The Times of India reports Distress conditions forced about 6 lakh people from Rayalaseema where the major crop is groundnut to move to cities in 2015 It works out to migration of around 1 600 persons per day last year Although the rate dipped in November and December due to the ongoing cultivation the trend continues Continue Reading Why technology cannot adequately address climate change Written by Sagar Dhara Jan 11 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE

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