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  • air pollution – Ecologise
    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 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 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 New book Elemental India The Natural World in Crisis Written by Contributor Jan 24 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Ecocide Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA Pollution Toxicity Rural India Soil Water From the blurb Around the world people are increasingly facing a future that is crowded and hot subject to violent weather extremes and a changing climate where the rich and poor inhabit separate spheres and governments are unable or unwilling to confront these most vital challenges For India this reality is the very tangible present 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 NEWS UPDATE 79 Written by Ecologise Jan 12 2016 0 Comments ENERGY Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Poverty

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  • alternatives – Ecologise
    food production by 58 percent Here 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 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 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 Aikya Vedhi and has been submitted to the leaders of the main political parties in the fray for the upcoming Assembly Elections in May It was released on 30th March by Dr V S Vijayan Member Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel 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 Charles Eisenstein In a Rhino Everything Written by Contributor Apr 1 2016 0 Comments Culture Communication Ecocide Forests Wildlife GREEN POLITICS Ideas Inspiration RECOMMENDED A planet where caged wild animals go extinct is also one that warehouses its elderly in nursing homes A world where the last white rhinos age in zoos is also a world of war racism

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  • Books – Ecologise
    daily with nature 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 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 Bookshelf Shattering Food politics and the loss of genetic diversity Written by Contributor Apr 17 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Food Farming Sustainability Billy Brack writes Shattering Food Politics and the Loss of Genetic Diversity by Fowler and Mooney is one of the important books of our times 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 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 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 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 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

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  • capitalism – Ecologise
    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 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 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 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 video looks at how obstacles to solving the problem are intrinsic to our capitalist system The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope but it s going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations Continue Reading New Book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus Written by Contributor Jan 27 2016 0 Comments Bookshelf Culture Communication ECONOMY Poverty Inequality Douglas Rushkoff writes We ve to stop looking at our economy as a broken system but one that s working absolutely true to its original design We are not witnessing capitalism gone wrong an egalitarian currency system corrupted by greedy bankers but rather capitalism doing exactly what it was programmed

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  • carbon emissions – Ecologise
    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 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 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 Why technology cannot adequately address climate change Written by Sagar Dhara Jan 11 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY RECOMMENDED The developed world s average per capita emissions are now a little more than twice the corresponding level in developing countries But the emissions gap between rich and poor individuals regardless of nation has increased And rich countries and individuals as always can rely on their wealth to protect them from many effects of global warming Continue Reading How viable is renewable energy Written by Sagar Dhara Dec 28 2015 1 Comment CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY Technology Both solar and wind energy depend on rare earth elements that will likely become scarce in 20 years or so China accounted for 95 percent of the world s rare earth production raising fears that it might exert monopolistic control Meanwhile renewable energy technologies that could function without rare earths particularly photovoltaic technologies aren t close to deployment 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 Special Delhi s alarming pollution problem Written by Ecologise Dec 19 2015 0 Comments Digests Special Features Health Safety INDIA Pollution Toxicity According

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  • China – Ecologise
    deluges in South America Looking back at 2015 it s clear that such extremes are not the exception but the rule for the last year and beyond 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 NEWS UPDATE 73 Written by Ecologise Nov 18 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Pollution Toxicity Overheated Planet Entering Uncharted Territory at Frightening Speed Common Dreams With new evidence that the concentration of greenhouse gases broke yet another record in 2014 the head of the World Meteorological Organization WMO warned on Monday that the warming planet is hurtling into uncharted territory at a frightening speed The United Nations weather agency s latest Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 72 Written by Ecologise Nov 10 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT GREEN POLITICS INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE India s energy emission growth at 8 2 per cent highest globally PwC Asian Age Buoyed by strong economic activity India s energy emission growth was highest in the world at 8 2 per cent last year says a report According to the report by global consultancy firm PwC the sharp rise was on account of double digit growth in Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Sep 5 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Pollution Toxicity Soil Water NASA World Locked Into at Least 3 Feet of Sea Level Rise Common Dreams New research underway indicates that at least three feet of global sea level rise is near certain NASA scientists have warned That s the higher range of the 1 to 3 feet level of rise the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 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 Jun 2 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY GREEN POLITICS INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE The heat and the death toll are rising in India Is this a glimpse of Earth s future The Guardian UK India is struggling to cope with one of the deadliest heatwaves to hit the subcontinent And its attempt to do so is raising a question for the whole planet how can humans cope with Continue Reading

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  • Climate Change – Ecologise
    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 The gathering storm of climate migration 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 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 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 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 Video Bhutanese PM Tshering Tobgay on growth happiness and carbon emissions Written by Contributor Apr 11 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Ideas Inspiration VIDEOS Deep in the Himalayas on the border between China and India lies the Kingdom of Bhutan which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time In this illuminating talk by TED Bhutan s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country s mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation 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

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  • coal – Ecologise
    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 How the coal industry is deepening the global water crisis Written by Contributor Mar 26 2016 0 Comments ENERGY Planning Policy Soil Water Sustainability 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 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 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 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 NEWS UPDATE 77 Written by Ecologise Dec 24 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE As many as 50 million people across the world face potential hunger disease and water shortages by early 2016 if countries do not act immediately declared Oxfam on Monday addressing those nations predicted to be ravaged by this year s Super El Niño as well as wealthy governments indebted to those most vulnerable to climate change Continue Reading India s Energy Crisis Written by Contributor Nov 28 2015 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY INDIA RECOMMENDED Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal and quite possibly destroying the global climate Richard

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