Oct 142015

These 3 youtubes cover the ground on ecological economics very well:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05jEprJxtE     “CRASH COURSE” in Ecological Economics (Jon Erickson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHH5meSLZI     Nate Hagens // From Wall St. to Ecological Economics // Part 1 ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxfGcwfYlAg     Interview, William Rees – The Dangerous Disconnect Between Economics and Ecology.  Institute for New Economic Thinking

Oct 082015

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/10/07/Leap-Manifesto/ (LINKS to related articles can be found at the URL.   The text is captured below – – sometimes internet articles become inaccessible later.)   It’s ambitious, but not capitalism’s end as mainstream columnists fret. By Seth Klein, TheTyee.ca The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another was […]

Sep 172015

http://www.montrealgazette.com/News/11360937/story.html Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald  09.06.2015   TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012 Wednesday December 22, 2010 Page A16 EDMONTON, ALTA: SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 — University of Alberta scientist David Schindler holding a white fish with a tumour growth in the center. Deformed and unheathly fish collected from the Athabasca watershed, downstream from the oil […]

Aug 202015
2015-08-20   Wellcome Trust loses millions as its fossil fuel investments plunge in value, The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/20/wellcome-trust-loses-millions-as-its-fossil-fuel-investments-plunge-in-value?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2 Fossil fuel divestment  Keep it in the ground Medical charity sold off two-thirds of its investments in Shell but lost an estimated £175m in the last year due to falling share prices in the fossil fuel sector The Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, London. Photograph: Graham Turner Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian The Wellcome […]

Jul 082015

With thanks to Janet Eaton: Richard Heinberg concludes: It  is probably not within the capability of philanthropic foundations to avert all the human impacts that will accompany the end of economic growth, nor the environmental impacts of past growth. Nevertheless, the strategic application of some of society’s accumulated wealth toward solving the problem of systemic adaptation […]

Jun 282015
 2015-06-28   Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/28/pope-climate-change-naomi-klein   Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican   PHOTO: Naomi Klein on an earlier visit to Rome Photograph: REX Shutterstock   Rosie Scammell   She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one […]

May 112015

Alan Rusbridger is another who will go down in history.   I think his actions are pretty amazing.  Test your conclusions against mine: Interview with Alan Rusbridger, editor of  The Guardian newspaper, CBC Radio.   (re  “Keep It in the Ground”, )   Share the link.   I am sending it to you, and to people who have, or […]

May 112015

  Fossil Free gofossilfree.org Church of England divests from dirtiest fossil fuels Amazing news! The Church of England announced yesterday that it will divest its holdings of £12m in thermal coal … Divest Fossil Fuels | We Are Power Shift www.wearepowershift.org/campaigns/divest It’s wrong to wreck the planet and it’s even worse to profit from that […]