GDP Measures the Wealth of Bankers
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Libya’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 108 percent in 2012. By contrast, the growths of Japan and other developed countries, as measured by their GDP, have stagnated at values below three percent and sometimes negative. If you are shaking your head, thinking there must be a mistake in the World Bank’s computations, think again.

Dying By Degrees From Climate Change
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The End Age for humanity is not a date known to man, but a point of no return from climate change. Are we there now, as the Hopi and Mayans have predicted? Is there time left to us and, if so, how long?

Global Warming Is Accelerating

By Staff Writers, SPX via Terra Daily | University of Melbourne School of Earth Sciences | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. This study of global warming, published in Geophysical Research Letters, was featured in the journal Nature as one of “the most viewed papers in science.” Why are so many scientists reading this paper?

Canada’s Infamy Per Capita

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By David Swanson/Douglas Ou-ee-ii-jay-ii Jack, War Is a Crime. The great majority of Canadians are unaware of their status as world leaders in activities such as mine development, energy development, deforestation, consumerism, and weapons sales.

Massive Drop in Antarctic Cold Dense Water that Drives Global Ocean Currents

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By Steve Rintoul, CSIRO | Staff, SPX via Terra Daily. Teams of Australian and US scientists have found a 60% reduction in the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water off the coast of Antarctica since 1970. The sinking of dense water around Antarctica is part of a global pattern of ocean currents that strongly influences climate. So evidence that these waters are changing is worrying.

No More Water: The Fire Next Time

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Interview of Angus Wright with Robert Jensen, Common Dreams | By Chris Edgar and Burl Carraway, Texas Forest Service. Half a billion trees scattered across Texas USA have died from the unrelenting 2011 drought. Angus Wright comments: “I don’t know if there is a way out, but we have to try. My own expectations are pessimistic because I don’t see enough people having sufficient awareness, understanding, and determination to bring about the major changes we need.”

Theory of Degrowth Questions Validity of Extractive EconomyMiradas argentinas al decrecimientoOlhar argentino sobre o decrescimento

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By Marcela Valente, Tierramerica | Rebelion. A number of Latin American countries have achieved economic growth by an extractivist model of production that increases the gross domestic product (GDP) at the cost of the intensive use of gradually exhausted natural resources such as: large-scaling mining with cyanide to cause major environmental impacts, or monoculture plantations for export, at the expense of diversified rural production.

Revisiting Population Growth: The Impact of Ecological Limits

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By Robert Engelman, Yale Environment 360. Demographers predict that the world population will climb to 10 billion later this century. Is this projected population reasonable, given the warming of the planet and the increasing pressures on supplies of food, water and life-sustaining ecosystems including pollinators?

Jane Goodall: Primatologist, Activist

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Interview of Jane Goodall with Bret Love, Green Global Travel | Trailer for “Jane’s Journey,” YouTube. Jane Goodall retired from her studies as a primatologist 20 years ago and has since worked as a full-time activist focused on preserving Earth’s ecological balance. Her Institute’s TACARE (Take Care) microlending program promotes projects that are environmentally sustainable, such as reforestation, protection of watersheds, and improved methods of farming. The Roots and Shoots program, currently in 126 countries, motivates children to design and execute projects that help community, animals, and the environment.

EU Projects Environmentally, Socially Unsound | Ajustar y vigilar mejor los proyectos de la UE

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By Bari Bates, IPS. Dozens of European Union-funded projects across several European countries are ‘environmentally or socially unsound’, according to an interactive map created by a joint effort between CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe. Evidently, the EU has now turned on European protected habitats. In Haiti, for example, the EU has funded the Caracol Industrial Park.

Energy Return on Investment (EROI) Nears Limit for Oil and Gas Discovery, Production

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By Jay Kimball, 8020 Vision. Producing a barrel of oil consumes more and more energy. As we approach an EROI of 1:1 (in other words, consuming 1 barrel of oil to produce 1 barrel of oil) it’s game over.

How Big Was the World’s Population When You Were Born?

By Martin Shuttleworth, Jonathan Richards, Christine Oliver, and Mariana Santos, The Guardian. The world’s population hit 7 billion this month. Go to an interactive page to learn about the world’s population on your birth date, and how different parts of the world were growing.By Martin Shuttleworth, Jonathan Richards, Christine Oliver, and Mariana Santos, The Guardian. The world’s population hit 7 billion this month. Go to an interactive page to learn about the world’s population on your birth date, and how different parts of the world were growing.By Martin Shuttleworth, Jonathan Richards, Christine Oliver, and Mariana Santos, The Guardian. The world’s population hit 7 billion this month. Go to an interactive page to learn about the world’s population on your birth date, and how different parts of the world were growing.

Too Many People, Too Much Consumption | The Most Overpopulated Nation

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By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Yale Environment 360 | Eco-Watch. “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.” The view that overpopulation is not our problem just does not wash. Using the I = P x A x T equation, one can see that the population problem in the U.S. is the most serious in the world. The total impact of the U.S. is gigantic, several hundred times that of Bangladesh. These classic articles date from 1992 and 2008, which makes them all the more relevant and urgent.By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Yale Environment 360 | Eco-Watch. “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.” The view that overpopulation is not our problem just does not wash. Using the I = P x A x T equation, one can see that the population problem in the U.S. is the most serious in the world. The total impact of the U.S. is gigantic, several hundred times that of Bangladesh. These classic articles date from 1992 and 2008, which makes them all the more relevant and urgent.By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Yale Environment 360 | Eco-Watch. “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.” The view that overpopulation is not our problem just does not wash. Using the I = P x A x T equation, one can see that the population problem in the U.S. is the most serious in the world. The total impact of the U.S. is gigantic, several hundred times that of Bangladesh. These classic articles date from 1992 and 2008, which makes them all the more relevant and urgent.