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New Report Examines Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to...

UBC Reads – Richard Heinberg on The End of Growth

Richard Heinberg examines the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Describes what policymakers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources. Heinberg argues we can thrive during the transition if...
Propserity Without Growth? Tim Jackson's Economic Reality Check

Propserity Without Growth? Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality Check

Great TED talk: As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future. Tim Jackson currently serves as the economics commissioner on the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission and is director...