Arielle Samuelson
Economist Esther Duflo is the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. She recently proposed a tax on the rich to pay for climate damages. Source: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Apr. 24, 2024

And she called for the money to be sent directly to the world's most climate-vulnerable people.

For the first time, the world’s most powerful countries are considering a proposal that would tax the super rich and send the money directly to the people on the front lines of the climate crisis.

Damian Carrington
They are terrified, but determined to keep fighting. Here's what they said

May 8, 2024

They are terrified, but determined to keep fighting. Here's what they said

"Sometimes it is almost impossible not to feel hopeless and broken,” says the climate scientist Ruth Cerezo-Mota. “After all the flooding, fires, and droughts of the last three years worldwide, all related to climate change, and after the fury of Hurricane Otis in Mexico, my country, I really thought governments were ready to listen to the science, to act in the people’s best interest.”

review by Paul Fleckenstein

Degrowth and revolutionary socialism

A review of Kohei Saito’s Slow Down: The Degrowth Manifesto

Ashley Dawson, Bridget Moynihan, and Desen S. Özkan, Next City.
photo: Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first commercial offshore wind farm, went online in 2017 near Block Island, Rhode Island. Shaun Dakin / Unsplash.

Profiteers cannot be cajoled or shamed into acting for the public good. They must be compelled or replaced--and SOON!!

         -- Gene McGuckin

Apr. 22, 2024

Saul Elbein
Greenpeace activists call for action ahead of the second session of global negotiations on plastic pollution, hosted in Paris in May 2023. (Michaela Cabrera/Reuters)

Apr. 23, 2024

What to know about the pivotal UN plastics negotiations

As both plastics pollution and concerns over its impacts on the environment and the human body grow, world governments, environmental groups and the plastics industry are meeting in Ottawa, Canada, over the next two weeks in an effort to reach an agreement on reducing waste.

Chris Hatch
Surveying California wildfire damage, Oct 11, 2017. According to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the climate crisis will cause $38 trillion in global economy losses by 2049. Photo: California National Guard (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Apr, 22, 2024

The language lovers among you will know that economy and ecology are twins, born and raised in the same ancient home the Greeks called oikos. They live estranged in our modern minds — a tragic separation with immense cost as the eco crashes its way back into the economy.

How immense?

Fiona Harvey
People take part in a protest against the plan by Dutch oil company Shell to conduct underwater seismic surveys along South Africa in 2021. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Apr. 9, 2024

G20 countries spent $142bn in three years to expand operations despite a G7 pledge to stop doing so, study finds

The world’s biggest economies have continued to finance the expansion of fossil fuels in poor countries to the tune of billions of dollars, despite their commitments on the climate.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Efficient irrigation systems have not conserved water but encouraged the expansion of irrigated land, resulting in more havoc with the global water system. Image via Shutterstock.

Apr. 11, 2024

Two recent studies show human activity is drying up the planet’s lakes, rivers and aquifers.

“When you drink the water, remember the spring.”
— Ancient Chinese proverb


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