Drastic cuts in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are required to avoid a climate catastrophe. A worldwide agreement to secure such cuts will be impossible to negotiate unless both the pain and the benefits are shared equitably around the world. Moreover, the sharing system must be robust enough to ensure that the cuts agreed actually happen. Cap & Share is both robust and equitable. It has the additional advantage that, until it is adopted globally, it can be used by individual countries to make sure their emissions take a downward path. This 32 page Feasta booklet explains how C&S could …
From Cascading Complexity To Systemic Collapse: A Walk Thru “Society’s Equivalent Of A Heart Attack”Zerohedge.com has just published an in-depth discussion of David Korowicz’s paper on catastropic shocks. They think it should be required reading: “everyone should be aware of what the absolutely worst case outcome may and will look like in a world in which sticking one’s head in the sand has become a religion.”
Feasta’s Brian Davey participated in a discussion on Syria and resource shortages on Collapse Cafe on September 16th, which you can view here…
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Michael Layden and Emer O'Siochru had a discussion about the Irish Department of Agriculture's recent document "Food Harvest 2020" - described by Michael as 'surreal' - which you can read here.
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Psychologist, Irish Times columnist and Feasta member John Sharry will be speaking on the topic “Hope in the Face of Disaster – Creating a sustainable, viable, future path for civilisation” at Social Justice Ireland’s Social Policy Conference on Tuesday November 29th. Other speakers will include István P. Székely of the European Commission and Anton Hemerijck of the VU University, Amsterdam. More information…