In the second podcast of our series Bridging the Gaps, David Somekh of the EHFF and ethicists Richard Turnbull and Henk Den Uijl discuss Anne Ryan’s December 7 talk on the concept of ‘enough’.
This submittal from Feasta calls for an upstream permit system to ensure that fossil fuel supply is gradually phased out in the northeastern and Atlantic U.S. States, along with a per-capita distribution of revenue from the sale of permits. It also emphasises international climate justice.
"We live firstly in families, and only expediently under hierarchies," writes Patrick Noble, drawing his argument from the writings of Fernand Braudel, Francis Pryor, Susan Oosthuizen and Adam Smith.
"Properly understood, money acts simply as a ‘claim’ on the output of the energy economy and driving up the aggregate of monetary claims only increases the scope for their elimination in a process of value destruction," warns Tim Clarke. He goes on to argue that Ireland is in a particularly vulnerable financial position, which is likely to lead to severe problems in the near future.
The Green News has published a summary of Caroline Whyte's policy proposals for candidates in the coming Irish general election.
"Shoshana Zuboff has written a huge book packed full of detail and insight," writes Brian Davey. "Nevertheless it is an incomplete picture because it lacks a description of the bio-physical dimensions of surveillance capitalism and how these additional dimensions are intertwined with the limits to economic growth."