On the first day of the global climate strike week, we're launching this blog series by Anne Ryan on the concept of enough: "A sense of enough....can nourish a culture of adapted human behaviour, which will give at least some of the earth’s ecosystems a chance to renew themselves and at the same time allow social justice to emerge" .
This short talk given by Brian Davey at the Nottingham Green Festival on September 15 2019 explains why the future economy will need to be based on sharing rather than increased consumption.
"I like to think that the old Socialist, Conservative and Green movements are all closer to a true median ground which stands on (and in) soil, biodiversity and physics, than the currently and powerfully marketed idea of a centre" argues Patrick Noble.
It may well be necessary to make some very quick decisions about debt forgiveness in Ireland (and several other EU countries) in the aftermath of a no-deal Brexit. Brian Davey's 2015 article from Credo provides concrete suggestions for achieving widespread debt forgiveness without crashing the economy, and is more relevant than ever now.
Patrick Noble argues that only the wilds can “draw down carbon”, and that importing biomass (mulch) from elsewhere is "either narcissism, or simple anti-social behaviour – it diminishes a common good".
Professor James K. Boyce's book explains why capping total global carbon emissions would put us on a path to fixing our enormous emissions problem, rather than just providing a tiny bandaid as offsets do. Review by Mike Sandler.