"If key principles are observed or key attitudes developed, many structural problems can work themselves out in practice" writes Anne Ryan in the third post of her Enough is Plenty blog series.
In the second part of her blog series Enough is Plenty, Anne Ryan reflects on the different terminology that is being used to discuss the potential future economy, and warns about the ambiguity of the term 'Green New Deal'.
On the first day of the global climate strike week, we're launching this blog series by Anne Ryan on the concept of enough: "A sense of enough....can nourish a culture of adapted human behaviour, which will give at least some of the earth’s ecosystems a chance to renew themselves and at the same time allow social justice to emerge" .
Professor James K. Boyce's book explains why capping total global carbon emissions would put us on a path to fixing our enormous emissions problem, rather than just providing a tiny bandaid as offsets do. Review by Mike Sandler.
"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."
Mike Sandler argues that Governor Newsom can "use climate dividends to make good on California’s desire for climate leadership, while making the expenditures simpler, less politicized, and more transparent" and also addressing the concerns of disadvantaged communities.