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Getting real: what would serious climate action look like?

Prof Kevin Anderson, Manchester University, summarises the action necessary if governments and societies were really committed to keeping global temperature change close to 1.5°C - and how there would be wider benefits too. Article from Responsible Science journal, no.5; advance online publication: 19 March 2023. - Reproduced here with the permission of the author. In… Continue reading Getting real: what would serious climate action look like?

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Let’s be realistic

Politicians and journalists habitually say, condescendingly, that environmental campaigners are unrealistic in our demands. The problem is not that we are unrealistic. The problem is that we have read the science and are operating with a different understanding of what is realistic. The response to covid has demonstrated that what is politically and economically unrealistic… Continue reading Let’s be realistic

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Open letter to Fridays For A Future. It’s time for action, but, what action?

Open letter by Marga Mediavilla to Fridays For A Future.  reposted from 15/15\15. “There is one thing that worries me. In your speeches on climate change you can find demands for very ambitious decarbonization objectives..... According to my knowledge and according to the studies we are making in our group, such ambitious goals as these… Continue reading Open letter to Fridays For A Future. It’s time for action, but, what action?

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Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional?

See also this article by list member Andrea Grainger: In defence of degrowth: The climate movement and socialist movements must come together to build a new progressive movement.  Open Democracy, 5 September, 2019. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional? by Steve Gwynne In his latest article, Leigh Phillips, a strong advocate of 'Socialist Growth' and… Continue reading Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional?

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Green New Deals – the degrowth perspective

Most recent update: 18 May,, 2020 The idea of a Green New Deal (or New Green Deal), despite first appearing more than 10 years ago, has become very popular in recent months. These Green New Deals "make an analogy to the response to the Depression of the 1930s with an idea today that with greater… Continue reading Green New Deals – the degrowth perspective