As the example of Britain after World War II shows, values shift according to social, economic and political conditions. This alone makes nonsense of the assumptions about human nature on which mainstream economics is based. By Brian Davey, from Credo.
Stop Climate Chaos, of which Feasta is a member, is organising an event in Dublin on the evening of July 22 which will feature an array of fun and informative activities for kids and adults alike with a focus on climate change and sustainability.
Brian Davey argues that Trump's administration is a symptom of a crisis in US democratic institutions and US society, arising from over-complexity. This administration has made clever use of both old and new forms of media to galvanise support. Resistance needs to start on a local level.
Barry McMullin, who prepared this presentation, is involved an Dublin City University-based project that examines the potential for Negative Emissions Technologies in Ireland. He warns us to beware of "magical thinking".
In this excerpt from his book Towards a Convivial Economy, Patrick Noble critiques the widespread assumption that carbon sequestration is a virtue: "the central consideration for atmospheric carbon dioxide projections is not the mass of carbon. It is the mass of life."