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  • New Economy & Commons – Ecologise
    awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Special Features New Economy Commons The Church of Economism and its discontents Written by Contributor Mar 26 2016 0 Comments 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 How WeFarm connects small farmers without the Internet Written by Contributor Mar 25 2016 0 Comments 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 messaging WeFarm translates and connects queries from continent to continent and has thus far provided more than 100

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  • NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE – Ecologise
    UPDATE 90 Written by Ecologise Apr 6 2016 0 Comments 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 NEWS UPDATE 89 Written by Ecologise Mar 31 2016 0 Comments The Centre has proposed modification of green laws to impose a fine up to Rs 20 crore on major environment violators who would also have to pay a daily fine of Rs 1 crore if the damage continues Another green law will prevent violators from taking shelter under a legal cover for non payment of fines Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 88 Written by Ecologise Mar 24 2016 0 Comments Nihar Gokhale reports Rainfall across India in March has been 300 500 higher and often were accompanied by hailstorms As a result winter crops across six Indian states Punjab Haryana Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra stand destroyed Rain and the accompanying hail has damaged upto 60 standing winter crops across the country Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 87 Written by Ecologise Mar 17 2016 0 Comments 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 NEWS UPDATE 86 Written by Ecologise Mar 10 2016 0 Comments 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 in the course of human civilization Two degrees Celsius is the must not cross red line Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 85 Written by Ecologise Mar 3 2016 0 Comments 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 NEWS UPDATE 84 Written by Ecologise Feb 24 2016 0 Comments 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 Common Dreams reports A new

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  • Oceans and marine life – Ecologise
    China Climate Change coal corporate rule deforestation development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Special Features Oceans and marine life Nationalists take note its nature that draws borders not nation states Written by Nagraj Adve Mar 4 2016 1 Comment If any of us have fixed geographical notions of the nation state the rise and fall of sea levels everywhere ought to give us pause Not just in warnings about the future but also lessons from the past Once England and France were contiguous landmass our borders are drawn not by us but by the oceans Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 85 Written by Ecologise Mar 3 2016 0 Comments 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

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  • Peak Oil & Energy Descent – Ecologise
    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 Bookshelf When trucks stop running so does civilization Written by Contributor Mar 23 2016 0 Comments 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 Richard Heinberg 100 renewable energy is possible here s how Written by Contributor Mar 19 2016 0 Comments 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 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 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 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 NEWS UPDATE 84 Written by Ecologise Feb 24 2016 0 Comments 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 Fifteen experts on the hidden consequences of the oil crash Written by Contributor Feb 4 2016 0 Comments 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

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  • Planning & Policy – Ecologise
    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 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 Cars Capitalism and India Written by Contributor Apr 12 2016 0 Comments 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 An infrastructure tsunami is being unleashed on the environment in the name of development Written by Contributor Apr 9 2016 0 Comments 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 Video Report How renewable energy is already taking over the world Written by Contributor Mar 30 2016 0 Comments 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 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 How the coal industry is deepening the global water crisis Written by Contributor Mar 26 2016 0 Comments The high water intensity of global energy generation is leading to water coal conflict caused by coal power production Greenpeace International has prepared a groundbreaking analysis of the impacts of the world s coal power plants on global water resources The world s coal power plants are consuming water that could meet the basic requirements for nearly 1 billion people Continue Reading In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Written by Hema Vaishnavi Mar 23 2016 1 Comment

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  • Pollution & Toxicity – Ecologise
    of Jharia s coal fires to the country s air quality to the planet s climate Continue Reading Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene scientists say Written by Contributor Mar 8 2016 0 Comments A new study provides one of the strongest cases yet that Earth has entered a new geological epoch The question of whether humans environmental impact has tipped Earth into an Anthropocene ending the current Holocene which began 12 000 years ago will be put to the geological body that formally approves such time divisions Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 85 Written by Ecologise Mar 3 2016 0 Comments 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 NEWS UPDATE 84 Written by Ecologise Feb 24 2016 0 Comments 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 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 82 Written by Ecologise Feb 8 2016 0 Comments 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 NEWS UPDATE 81 Written by Ecologise Jan 30 2016 0 Comments 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 The sixth mass extinction and chemicals in the environment Written by Contributor Jan 25 2016 0 Comments Colin Todhunter writes A new paper by Rosemary A Mason in the Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry titled The sixth mass extinction and chemicals in the environment indicates that a sixth extinction is presently under way The Sixth Extinction

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  • Population – Ecologise
    Ashok Kundapur on In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Tags activism agrarian crisis agriculture air pollution alternatives Books capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change coal corporate rule deforestation development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Special Features Population The sixth mass extinction and chemicals in the environment Written by Contributor Jan 25 2016 0 Comments Colin Todhunter writes A new paper by Rosemary A Mason in the Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry titled The sixth mass extinction and chemicals in the environment indicates that a sixth extinction is presently under way The Sixth Extinction describes the ongoing extinction of species during the present Holocene epoch since around 10 000 BCE Download paper The sixth mass extinction and chemicals in the Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise May 20 2015 0 Comments 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 Video Lord Man Parable Written by Contributor Mar 24 2015 0 Comments This video uses images and text from the book Overdevelopment Overpopulation Overshoot which speaks to how man once lived peacefully with all of the Earth s beauty but has quickly taken for granted all the resources and animals causing great environmental and sustainability issues Hieronymus Bosch s ghastly depictions of hell meet their match in many of the real life images collected Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Oct 7 2014 0 Comments Ebola Uncharted territory for a system in overshoot Mary Odum Prosperouswaydown com We are in uncharted territory with the Ebola virus disease EVD This pandemic signifies a turning point for society in response to peak oil highlighting the problem of globalization for a planet of 7 billion people We have lost control of a deadly outbreak and our responses to Continue Reading News update Written

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  • Poverty & Inequality – Ecologise
    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 Study Climate change takes from the poor gives to the rich Written by Contributor Apr 17 2016 0 Comments 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 Cars Capitalism and India Written by Contributor Apr 12 2016 0 Comments 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 India s looming water wars can destroy everything from Make in India to smart cities Written by Contributor Apr 8 2016 0 Comments 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 The Panama Papers Consequences of centralised money and power Written by Contributor Apr 7 2016 0 Comments 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 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 Failed What the experts got wrong about the global economy Written by Contributor Mar 21 2016 0 Comments Author Mark Weisbrot says Behind almost every prolonged economic malfeasance there is some combination of outworn bad ideas incompetence and the malign influence of powerful special interests Unfortunately such nightmares are repeated in other places because even if the lessons are learned they are not taken to heart by the people who call the shots Continue Reading Farmer suicides What do we know What does it mean Written by Contributor Mar 21 2016 0

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