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Oct 6 2022

In seaweed, climate capitalists see green

A boom in seaweed farming is being sold globally as a climate solution, but some Indigenous nations and local harvesters are sounding an alarm

In the inlets between Vancouver Island and the archipelago of the Georgia Strait, floats one of the largest seaweed farms in North America. 

Dorothy Woodend
For his new book Regenesis, George Monbiot did enough research to complete a graduate degree in soil science. He shares his discoveries in language and information both rigorous and beautiful. Photo by Guy Reece.

Sept. 12, 2022

George Monbiot thought he’d seen it all. Then he took a closer look at dirt and worms.

It’s sometimes easy to forget that in addition to being a globally recognized and respected authority on environmental issues, George Monbiot is also an exceptional prose writer.

Grace Kennedy

Webpage Editor: Apart from the concerns mentioned in the article I wonder about the energy that would be necessary to operate these systems and their large scale and the high cost of the technology.  And what about their vulnerability to extreme environmental conditions?

Sept. 6, 2022

Jake Johnson
Farmers in Egypt harvest wheat to increase local production in order to relieve the shortage on May 14, 2022. (Photo: Mohamed Abdel Hamid/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sept. 9, 2022

"People's misery makes capitalists' superprofit," said one critic as commodity traders make a killing off worldwide food and energy chaos.

Russia's war on Ukraine has wreaked havoc on global commodity markets, driving up energy and food prices and exacerbating hunger emergencies around the world.

"We're in a market where speculators are driving prices up."

Natasha Bulowski
Parkland Corporation wants to build a facility in Burnaby, B.C., to turn canola oil into renewable diesel. Photo by Bernard Spragg / Flickr (CC BY 1.0)

"A big concern in climate circles is that the ripple effect of converting food crops to fuel makes it hard to calculate the true greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels. Increased demand for food crops for fuel can cause deforestation in other parts of the world, which, in turn, creates more emissions, John Reilly, former co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, told Canada’s National Observer." 

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad
Displaced people wade through a flooded area in Peshawar, Pakistan. The country’s flooded southern Sindh province braced on Sunday for a fresh deluge. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Aug. 28, 2022

Flash flooding from ‘monster monsoon’ washes away villages and crops and leaves thousands homeless

A Pakistani minister has called the country’s deadly monsoon season “a serious climate catastrophe” and “a climate dystopia at our doorstep” as officials said deaths from widespread flooding in Pakistan had passed 1,000 since mid-June.

Sasha Abramsky
Rows of crops stand amid ongoing drought on August 26, 2022, near Bakersfield, California. MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES

Aug. 31, 2022

The federal government’s recent announcement that it would impose significant cutbacks in water allocations to the seven states reliant on water from the drought-stricken Colorado River is the latest sign that climate change is ravaging global water systems.

George Monbiot
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Aug. 22, 2022

As environmental breakdown threatens to render large parts of the planet unfarmable, how can mass starvation best be averted?

This is my response to the open letter from my friend Jyoti Fernandes, published on the website of the Landworkers’ Alliance.

Dear Jyoti,


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