"There is already vast understanding and insight into nature-friendly farming" writes Martin Peck, who goes on to argue that carbon capture is best done through photosynthesis.
"What we must try to promise is not rising incomes but security," writes Brian Davey. "That's a fundamental point and I don't find it in the proposals for a Green New Deal, which is all about creating 'well paid jobs'. Since the consumption of our society is a major part of the problem, we have to wrestle with how we reduce our consumption."
"The student climate strikers are actually asking us to face facts. They are giving us an opening to admit we were wrong and to extend our hands to them to work with us to fix what we did," write Mike Sandler, who poses a few more questions about Feasta's theory of change.
Feasta Currency Group members believe that community (or public) banking could form a central component of a healthy future Irish economy. There is an urgent need to expand this sector in Ireland in order to help protect the Irish economy from debt-related financial risk, stimulate community development and help bring about the transition to a growth-neutral financial sector.
Mike Sandler takes a look at some of the assumptions about society and the process of social and political change we tend to make in Feasta, and asks who are Feasta trying to convince?
"The Green New Deal, if presented as a way of investing in energy techno-fixes, could be a misleading magic formula. If seen as a start of a dialogue about a wide ranging transformation of society including communities setting up arrangements to help each other, it could be helpful", writes Brian Davey.