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  • resource depletion – Ecologise
    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 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 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 Why we must have water budgets Written by Contributor Mar 30 2016 0 Comments INDIA Planning Policy Resource Use Soil Water Sustainability Techno economic fixes do not address the underlying zero sum game nature of water resource use Ultimately the problem is that of allocating the water available each year among users both people and the ecosystem Without understanding how much water is available how much is used and by whom solving India s water crisis will be impossible Continue Reading Book Video Thanatia The destiny of the Earth s mineral resources Written by Contributor Mar 24 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Consumption ECONOMY Resource Use Sustainability VIDEOS Is Gaia becoming Thanatia a resource exhausted planet For how long can our high tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades heavy dependence on un recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion Thanatia presents a cradle to cradle view of Earth s abiotic resources through a novel approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics 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 Special P Sainath s award winning series on rural India s Thirst Economy Written by Contributor Mar 11 2016

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  • resource extraction – Ecologise
    by Contributor Mar 24 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Consumption ECONOMY Resource Use Sustainability VIDEOS Is Gaia becoming Thanatia a resource exhausted planet For how long can our high tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades heavy dependence on un recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion Thanatia presents a cradle to cradle view of Earth s abiotic resources through a novel approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics Continue Reading Video Rice Bowl to Ashtray Documentary on industrialisation and displacement in Chhattisgarh Written by Contributor Mar 22 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict Ecocide INDIA Livelihoods Resource Use Rural India VIDEOS Since its formation Chhattisgarh has become the new destination of domestic and foreign investment Sunil Kumar s award winning documentary Daan Se Raakh Rice Bowl to Ashtray captures displacement and industrialization in Chhattisgarh It critically investigates the impact of unbridled industrialization privatization of water and acquisition of agricultural land on the life and livelihoods of the rural population Continue Reading On burning ground The human cost of India s push to produce more coal Written by Contributor Mar 20 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY ENERGY Health Safety INDIA Pollution Toxicity Poverty Inequality Resource Use Rural India Fred 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 India s rising Corporate Military Complex A critical appraisal Written by Contributor Mar 15 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY INDIA Livelihoods RECOMMENDED Resource Use Technology Rahul Varman writes Bauxite or iron mines are opened up by grabbing people s lands and homes against great resistance and UAVs and other increasingly sophisticated weapons are used to quell this resistance The corporate sector benefits both from the mining as well as the demand for weapons demand which is independent of the vagaries of the market system 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 NEWS UPDATE 86 Written by Ecologise Mar 10 2016 0 Comments NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Bill McKibben reports On 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

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  • Richard Heinberg – Ecologise
    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 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 consider as we come away from COP21 because as media commentaries about whether the COP21 meetings were a success or a failure run their course the burden falls on our shoulders to return to the hard work of fighting for and implementing the energy transition 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 The IMF s shocking estimate of fossil fuel costs There s more to the story Written by Sajai Jose Jun 4 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA Pollution Toxicity Sajai Jose Credit CGP Grey Flickr CC BY 2 0 Recently when an International Monetary Fund research paper revealed that the actual cost of fossil fuel usage for 2015 was a staggering US 5 3 trillion approx 340 lakh crore rupees it made headlines worldwide though it went largely unreported in India What accounts for the bulk of this figure are the hidden Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise May 20 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Population Sustainability Technology Fossil fuels subsidised by 10m a minute says IMF The Guardian UK Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of 5 3tn 3 4tn a year equivalent to 10m a minute every day according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund The IMF calls the revelation shocking and says the figure is an 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 Mar 26 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE

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  • rural India – Ecologise
    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 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 Video Cowism How an engineer is transforming Indian agriculture Written by Contributor Apr 9 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Food Farming Ideas Inspiration Livelihoods Rural India Sustainability VIDEOS Chetan Raut founder of the intriguingly named startup Cowism aims to empower distressed Maharashtra farmers to become self reliant and financially independent by integrating commercially useful assets like native cattle into farming practices to improve soil fertility lower input costs and raise profits Invariably the solutions to our problems lie right under our noses says Chetan Continue Reading India s looming water wars can destroy everything from 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 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 How Goa s mining lobby government and media ganged up against a young tribal activist Written by Contributor Apr 4 2016 0 Comments Displacement Conflict GREEN POLITICS INDIA Resource Use Nandita Haksar writes Ravindra Velip a 27 year old tribal activist fighting mining in Goa is facing the combined might of the state government the mining lobby and a complicit media A founding member of green

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  • Sagar Dhara – Ecologise
    Comments CLIMATE CHANGE INDIA RECOMMENDED Even if all emission pledges are fully implemented temperature rise by 2100 will exceed 2oC and may be in the range 3 4oC The additional carbon space of 1 000 GtCO2 will fill by 2040 just 5 years later than had emissions continued in a business as usual manner Clearly the pledges are too little and have come too late Continue Reading The climate challenge is deeper than technology Written by Sagar Dhara Oct 24 2015 1 Comment CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Bulletin of Atomic Scientists DEVELOPMENT AND DISARMAMENT ROUNDTABLE Technology s role in a climate solution If the world is to avoid severe widespread and irreversible climate impacts carbon emissions must decrease quickly and achieving such cuts according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change depends in part on the availability of key technologies But arguments abound against Continue Reading Sagar Dhara Response to Alan Rusbridger Written by Sagar Dhara Jun 15 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE Pot calling the kettle black will not mitigate global warming eco socialism can Sagar Dhara This article was originally published on Frontierweekly com on 2 June 2015 In a recent interview published in The Hindu Alan Rusbridger the former editor in chief of the Guardian expressed the fear that India is going to burn a vast amount of dirty coal in very inefficient ways and Continue Reading The IMF s shocking estimate of fossil fuel costs There s more to the story Written by Sajai Jose Jun 4 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA Pollution Toxicity Sajai Jose Credit CGP Grey Flickr CC BY 2 0 Recently when an International Monetary Fund research paper revealed that the actual cost of fossil fuel usage for 2015 was a staggering US 5 3 trillion approx 340 lakh crore rupees it made headlines worldwide though it went largely unreported in India What accounts for the bulk of this figure are the hidden Continue Reading More video interviews by Mansoor Khan Written by Mansoor Khan May 26 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS RECOMMENDED VIDEOS Here are some more additions to Mansoor Khan s ongoing series of video interviews with experts in various fields from ecology to energy to economics The interviews take off from the themes covered in Mansoor s book The Third Curve The End of Growth As We Know It View more videos at The Third Curve YouTube channel Claude Alvarez Continue Reading Living in a World with Limited Resources Sirsi Feb 21 Written by Ecologise Feb 2 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS Ecologise Events ENERGY INDIA Sustainability Date 21 Feb 2015 Time 3 00pm 6 00pm Venue A V Hall Don Bosco High School Sirsi Speakers Mansoor Khan and Sagar Dhara Growth is considered to be the fundamental characteristic of any healthy economic system This growth is fuelled by the easy availability of fossil fuel which is a limited natural resource formed over millions of years We have now reached a stage where half

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  • Sustainability – Ecologise
    are seven projects helping to restore the world s soil Continue Reading Special Ringing Cedars and the new silent revolution in Russia Written by Ecologise Apr 10 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Bookshelf Digests Special Features Ideas Inspiration Sustainability Transition VIDEOS The Ringing Cedars of Russia series of books have sold over ten million copies in Russia and has inspired a massive movement in earth consciousness there Its part of a new silent revolution in Russia where more and more people are leaving the cities to live closer to nature Interestingly the Russian government actively supports it 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 Video Report How renewable energy is already taking over the world Written by Contributor Mar 30 2016 0 Comments Alternatives CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Planning Policy Technology VIDEOS Juan Cole writes In 2015 energy companies invested more in new renewables power plants than in fossil fuel plants for the first time in history The majority of these plants were planned for developing countries a sign that the technology is now viewed as less expensive It is clear there is a secular trend upwards Continue Reading Why we must have water budgets Written by Contributor Mar 30 2016 0 Comments INDIA Planning Policy Resource Use Soil Water Sustainability Techno economic fixes do not address the underlying zero sum game nature of water resource use Ultimately the problem is that of allocating the water available each year among users both people and the ecosystem Without understanding how much water is available how much is used and by whom solving India s water crisis will be impossible Continue Reading The Church of Economism and its discontents Written by Contributor Mar 26 2016 0 Comments Alternatives ECONOMY Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS New Economy Commons RECOMMENDED Sustainability Transition Richard Norgaard writes Two centuries of explosive economic growth have radically altered our world With human activity now the major driver of geological change the industrial era has come to be called the Anthropocene In this essay I instead adopt the term Econocene thereby underscoring its ideological foundation economism the reduction of all social relations to market logic Continue Reading Book Video Thanatia The destiny of the Earth s mineral resources Written by Contributor Mar 24 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Consumption ECONOMY Resource Use Sustainability VIDEOS Is Gaia becoming Thanatia a resource exhausted planet For how long can our high tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades heavy dependence on un recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion Thanatia

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  • Transition – Ecologise
    economism the reduction of all social relations to market logic Continue Reading The Revolution is Love A missive from Charles Eisenstein Written by Contributor Mar 14 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Bookshelf Culture Communication Ecocide Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS Ideas Inspiration RECOMMENDED Sustainability Transition This is why so many seasoned activists succumb to despair after decades of struggle Do you think we can beat the military industrial financial agricultural pharmaceutical NGO educational political complex at its own game But the modern environmental movement and most especially the climate change movement has attempted just that risking defeat but also often worsening the situation even in its victories Continue Reading Announcing Ecologise Camp 4 near Thally Tamil Nadu Written by Ecologise Feb 16 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Culture Communication Ecologise Events Education Awareness Food Farming GREEN POLITICS Sustainability Transition Dates April 16 17 2016 Venue A Small Three Acre Farm Asta Farm Hosur Thally Road Krishnagiri District Tamil Nadu Land custodians Gracy Elezebeth Vijay Kundaji Contacts Vijayendra v ay d g i o 91 94907 05634 Vijay Kundaji j n i m l m 91 98450 87530 Gracy Elezebeth g v o 91 94484 82572 When the last tree has been cut down the last fish caught the last river poisoned Continue Reading Charles Eisenstein Climate Change grief and carbon reductionism Written by Contributor Feb 13 2016 0 Comments Alternatives CLIMATE CHANGE Ecocide Education Awareness GREEN POLITICS RECOMMENDED People are not going to be frightened into caring Scientific evidence based predictions about what will happen 10 20 or 50 years in the future are not going to make them care not enough That requires making it personal And that requires facing the reality of loss And that requires experiencing grief There s no other way Continue Reading Blessed Unrest How the largest social movement in history is restoring grace justice and beauty to the world Written by Contributor Feb 2 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Bookshelf Culture Communication GREEN POLITICS Transition VIDEOS Environmentalist Paul Hawken has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice From billion dollar nonprofits to single person dot causes these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth a movement that has no name leader or location and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the mainstream media www blessedunrest com Continue Reading Economic collapse How to face it without fear Written by Manu Sharma Jan 20 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf ECONOMY Education Awareness Finance Debt Future Scenarios RECOMMENDED Systemic Collapse Transition It s indeed possible to wrap your head around the new emerging reality It doesn t take a financial maverick to foresee collapse and it s by no means my discovery I just saw the patterns emerging before most people simply because I was paying attention to facts and trends all in public domain some for decades Continue Reading Something extraordinary is happening and most of us haven t noticed Written by Contributor Jan 1 2016 0 Comments Alternatives Culture

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  • videos – Ecologise
    earth consciousness there Its part of a new silent revolution in Russia where more and more people are leaving the cities to live closer to nature Interestingly the Russian government actively supports it Continue Reading Special A look back at Kerala s endosulphan disaster Written by Ecologise Apr 2 2016 0 Comments Digests Special Features Food Farming Health Safety Pollution Toxicity Rural India VIDEOS Valiya Chirakula Pakshikal Birds With Large Wings directed by Dr Biju has been declared 2015 s Best Film on Environment It explores the disastrous environmental and public health consequences of pesticide use based on real life events in Kasargode Kerala On this occasion here s a look back at the manmade disaster that continues to haunt Kasargode residents 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 Video Report How renewable energy is already taking over the world Written by Contributor Mar 30 2016 0 Comments Alternatives CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Planning Policy Technology VIDEOS Juan Cole writes In 2015 energy companies invested more in new renewables power plants than in fossil fuel plants for the first time in history The majority of these plants were planned for developing countries a sign that the technology is now viewed as less expensive It is clear there is a secular trend upwards Continue Reading Book Video Thanatia The destiny of the Earth s mineral resources Written by Contributor Mar 24 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Consumption ECONOMY Resource Use Sustainability VIDEOS Is Gaia becoming Thanatia a resource exhausted planet For how long can our high tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades heavy dependence on un recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion Thanatia presents a cradle to cradle view of Earth s abiotic resources through a novel approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics Continue Reading Video Rice Bowl to Ashtray Documentary on industrialisation and displacement in Chhattisgarh Written by Contributor Mar 22 2016 0 Comments DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict Ecocide INDIA Livelihoods Resource Use Rural India VIDEOS Since its formation Chhattisgarh has become the new destination of domestic and foreign investment Sunil Kumar s award winning documentary Daan Se Raakh Rice Bowl to Ashtray captures displacement and industrialization in Chhattisgarh It critically investigates the impact of unbridled industrialization privatization of water and acquisition of agricultural land on the life and livelihoods of the rural population Continue Reading Series Capitalism and Climate Change Written by Contributor Mar 22 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE GREEN POLITICS VIDEOS Climate change is real and it s going to get worse This

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