Extract from a seminal report. Find it here http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/content/politics-americas-fight-against-global-warming-0 NAMING THE PROBLEM What It Will Take to Counter Extremism and Engage Americans in the Fight against Global Warming by Theda Scokpol Political Scientist, Harvard, US : ” Politically speaking, the cap and dividend route has a number of advantages. Instead of building political support by […]
Yesterday's exit of the troika simply indicates a transfer of Ireland's allegiance back to the international bond markets, not a restoration of sovereignty. The Irish economy’s profound vulnerability could be addressed via a commons-based financial system and energy independence.
This letter to the Guardian was written by a group of activists including several Feasta members. It advocates legal action by low-lying communities in order to require governments to achieve greenhouse gas emission targets. A new group, the Climate Litigation Network, has been formed to provide support to these vulnerable communities.
The Constitution does not reflect contemporary knowledge of the importance and role of the environment as the basis of enduring social and economic wellbeing. It most serious flaw and oversight is that it permits the alienation of the Nation’s natural resources by the current generation of the people of Ireland by actions of the organs of the State against the interest of the common good of generations to come of the people of Ireland.
Brian Davey marshals evidence from the USA and Australia in order to make the case against fracking, an industry with a track record of alienating communities and doing a great deal of environmental damage.
Just when the implications of 'over-professionalising' banking and allowing an overpaid clique of casino-managers to screw up the real economy are becoming clear to the masses, we are being encouraged to think we can't do without them. If this rearguard action succeeds, the opportunity for innovation - for example in the capital financing of energy projects - will be lost. By Graham Barnes.