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By William Rees – Climate change isn’t the problem, so what is?

Thanks to friend and retired blogger Gail Zawacki at Wit’s End for bringing this excellent new talk […]

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They Want to Start Paying Mother Nature for All Her Hard Work

Ignoring the value of nature threatens humanity itself, according to a new British report on biodiversity and […]

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Economics of biodiversity review: what are the recommendations?

Landmark report says GDP should be ditched as measure of wealth and nature valued to protect wildlife […]

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The Population Factor – Episode 3

The Population Factor is a series that dives into key conversations examining the connection between our planet’s […]

If all governments are borrowing to fight Covid, who is lending?

Money does not work how you might think. Earlier this month, comedy writer and director Armando Ianucci […]

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The Population Factor – Episode 1

The Population Factor is a series that dives into key conversations examining the connection between our planet’s […]

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How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost

The decarbonization pathways to a net-zero Europe are countless, but not all are cost optimal. We explore […]

Biden vowed to ban new drilling on public lands. It won’t be easy.

Climate pledge to halt federal drilling permits faces legal and political obstacles. One of Joe Biden’s boldest […]

A simple way to understand what’s happening … and what to do

The world seems to be coming apart at the seams. It’s critical to understand why, so that […]

The Great Unraveling?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the interconnectedness and fragility of global systems into stark relief. In this […]

Amid Climate Crisis, Many Americans Still Don’t Know What the Green New Deal Is

Americans could be forgiven if the first time they heard about the Green New Deal was during […]

Embracing nature’s diversity to nourish generations to come

To meet the world’s growing demand for food, we need to change what we grow and how […]

Peter Gleick’s National Water Plan for California

Rehash of his 2012 ‘Water for the 21st Century Plan’ that went nowhere even under Obama and […]

The Plastic Pandemic

COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream. COVID-19 has hit plastic recycling, just as big oil firms are investing […]

What if Local and Diverse Is Better Than Networked and Global?

Helena Norberg-Hodge has been arguing for localism since the 1970s, but the pandemic is making the Australian […]

Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns

Extreme poverty is set to rise this year for the first time in more than two decades, […]

Providing decent living with minimum energy: A global scenario

Highlights: Providing Decent Living with Minimum Energy: A Global Scenario. As ecological breakdown looms, the basic material […]

What If Preventing Collapse Isn’t Profitable?

The real downside of the green-profit narrative has been that it created the assumption in many people’s […]

China just stunned the world with its step-up on climate action – and the implications for Australia may be huge

China’s President Xi Jinping surprised the global community recently by committing his country to net-zero emissions by […]

The need for strategic food policy in Australia

Food is the most interconnected policy issue any government faces. In Australia, governing the food system cuts […]

The Psychology of Denying Overpopulation

Easy math meets bad behavioral economics. Let’s imagine we were giving an award for the worst social […]

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

Climate Action 100+ group put 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies on notice in […]

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

Climate Action 100+ group put 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies on notice in […]

How Trump damaged science — and why it could take decades to recover

The US president’s actions have exacerbated the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the […]

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here’s why

While climate scientists warn that climate change could be catastrophic, economists such as 2018 Nobel prize winner […]