"Minerals and gases are either a part of a tendency for life, or of a tendency for lifelessness. My husbandry can swing the balance one way or the other. Humanity as a whole is choosing to swing the balance towards a lifeless planet," writes Patrick Noble.
A few months ago we did a rehaul of this website to reduce its energy footprint, with some interesting results.
Willi Kiefel identifies some of the main causes of the ecological “downward spiral” we are currently trapped in, and makes six propositions for a transformation process to help us escape from it.
What is the best way to allocate revenue from carbon pricing so as to protect those suffering from fuel poverty and promote international climate justice - and how can we ensure that the carbon pricing is actually bringing emissions down?
We urge the Irish government to recognise the existential aspect of environmental risk, as well as the complex challenges posed by the global financial system's high dependency on oil. Ireland is particularly vulnerable to financial collapse and its community banking sector needs to be strengthened and taxation reforms carried out in order to help mitigate this.
Brian Davey questions the wisdom of commodifying nature in order to try and address environmental damage, and argues for a more democratic, commons-based approach.