The moment when the surface of a soap bubble, broken by a nail, has begun to collapse and fall apart, but hasn't finished yet. Collapse by Sober Rabbit | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the […]

Minibus Port Harcourt 2001 a by Danny McL | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The African Anthropocene

The Anthropocene feels different depending on where you are – too often, the ‘we’ of the world […]

Money Plant by Tax Credits | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

How to retool our concept of value

Robert Costanza reviews Mariana Mazzucato’s recently published book, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy: Mazzucato […]

Coal power-plant by x1klima | Flickr | CC BY-ND 2.0

No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change

Timothy J. Garrett models economic systems as physical systems with an economic growth model designed to be […]

Farmer meet Roughneck by Jan Buchholtz | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The limits to substitution: Metaresource depletion and a new economic-ecologic paradigm

Assumptions about substitution are central to differing opinions on the presence of limits to economic growth. In […]

Women gather to receive contraceptives in Malawi Photo by Lindsay Mgbor, Department for International Development | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Return of the population growth factor –its impact on millennium development goals

A Report of the Hearings by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health. […]

Reducing human population would affect both supply and requirement of working hours. Punch Clock by Tom Blackwell | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

How does human population affect society’s energetic metabolism

The energetic metabolism of societies and the degrowth paradigm: analyzing biophysical constraints and realities Sorman and Giampietro […]

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Economic Growth is not Compatible With Environmental Sustainability

Federico Demaria challenges the dominant “growth for growth’s sake” credo pointing out that further economic growth is […]

Engendering the Response to Climate Change by Jervis Sundays, Kenya Red Cross Society | Bread for the World | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

How the rich can save the poor and themselves: lessons from the global warming

Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich delivered this special address during the International Conference on Global Warming […]

Map of atmospheric CO2 via NASA

Climate mitigation policy as a system solution: addressing the risk cost of carbon

How can climate finance could be most effectively mobilized in response to the goal of limiting global […]