Ecology

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Lockdown Catastrophe: The Need for Resilient Food Systems

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 9:00pm in

We are already seeing food shortages in the making. In India, for instance, supply chains have been disrupted, farm input systems for the supply of seeds and fertilisers have almost collapsed in some places and crops are not being harvested.

Ecology, Democracy and Development: Capitalist Crises and Covid-19

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 5:28am in

For the past four months Covid-19 has revealed the contradictions and unsustainability of global capitalism perhaps in a manner that no other single phenomenon has ever done in history.

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The New Deal Against the Environmentalists

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 6:15am in

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Ecology, Labor

Not only was the “greenest” of the original New Deal programs not established by nascent environmentalists, it was also internally fractured by their influence.

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To Make Our Cities Green, We Must First Paint Them Red

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 4:24am in

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Ecology

There’s no question that the city will be dramatically reshaped in the coming years. Now we must ask, in the Lefebvrian tradition: Does everyone share in the benefits of this reshaping? Does the urban working class control the process?

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Ten Aphorisms on Capitalism, Covid-19, and the Climate Crisis

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 6:33am in

The climate crisis, and by extension, the COVID-19 crisis, is a prolonged act of violence perpetrated on the 99% by capitalism’s accumulation for accumulation’s sake.

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Maikling komentaryo sa Dispalinhadong Pag-Unawa sa Ideya ng “Survival of the Fittest”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 6:38pm in

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A social ecological commentary on the concept of “Survival of the Fittest.”

Sa karanasan, ang kalikasan sa iba’t-ibang anyo nito ay komon na pinakikinabangan ng iba’t—ibang organismo. Sa sistema ng kalikasan, walang masasabing may iisang klase ng organismo ang nagdo-domina sa isang tukoy na ekosistema.

Bas Umali

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Ang Bawat Organismo ay may Puwang sa Daigdig Natin

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 7:11pm in

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A social ecological article written in Filipino.

Ang teknolohiya at agham ay hindi lang produkto ng isang tao o kultura. Ito ay naimbak na kaalaman at kasanayan mula sa kolektibong karanasan ng sangakatauhan.

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Planet of the Capitalists

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 10:00pm in

Planet of the Humans follows a sensationalist path toward the needed debate over climate and capitalism. Worse, it takes an utterly wrong and dangerous position on population.

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What Doesn’t Kill the Oil Industry Could Make It Stronger 

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 6:11am in

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Ecology, Politics


On January 22, Pulitzer Prize–winning oil historian and energy consultant Daniel Yergin introduced a panel at the World Economic Forum called “The Future of Fossil Fuels,” featuring the Colombian minister of energy and mines, the CEO of Total, the president and CEO of PETRONAS, and the minister of energy of Saudi Arabia. Yergin kicked things […]

Move Always Toward a Deepening Obscurity

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 28/04/2020 - 12:34am in

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Ecology


Lost causes, anachronisms: the theme of my life. Born to a small family farm, just before the death of the small family farm. Student and practitioner of print journalism, just before the demise of print journalism. Writer of books at a time when attention spans are being eroded in the acid bath of social media. Now: fire lookout. I sometimes try to imagine what’s next. Taxi driver? Typewriter repairman?

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