SCORCHED EARTH: ‘The Green vs Greed Economy’, Moving Beyond the Corporate Vision of Sustainability – By Rajesh Makwana (Archive)

Source  – globalresearch.ca  –  “…Most market-based solutions necessitate putting a monetary value on nature, which plays into the paradigm of commercialisation: the value of the natural world is reduced to its potential for generating financial returns. Such solutions adhere to the logic of a neoliberal economic model that continues to dominate mainstream policy discourse even…

SCORTCHED EARTH: Corporations Are Human Creations, We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival – By David Korten

Source – commondreams.org – “…This rapidly accelerating environmental and social crisis is a direct and predictable consequence of global rules that facilitate a concentration of economic and political power in corporations—rules that provide minimum accountability for the consequences of how they use that power to monopolize markets, evade taxes, and operate in whatever place offers…

SCORTCHED EARTH: Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation – By Colin Todhunter

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…The Gates Foundation talks about health but facilitates the roll-out of a toxic form of agriculture whose agrochemicals cause immense damage. It talks of alleviating poverty and malnutrition and tackling food insecurity but it bolsters an inherently unjust global food regime which is responsible for perpetuating food insecurity, population displacement, land…

THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: ‘Blame Game’, Overpopulation & the Climate Crisis

Source – theconversation.com – “…Inequalities in power, wealth and access to resources – not mere numbers – are key drivers of environmental degradation. The consumption of the world’s wealthiest 10 percent produces up to 50 percent of the planet’s consumption-based CO2 emissions, while the poorest half of humanity contributes only 10 percent. With a mere…

SCORTCHED EARTH: The Lawyer Who Fought Chevron for ‘Chernobyl of the Amazon’ is Now a ‘Corporate Political Prisoner’

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…Chevron’s extraordinary campaign against Donziger has resulted in him being disbarred, having his personal bank accounts frozen, lien against his personal residence, and outrageous fines against him. Chevron, on the other hand, with market capital in the hundreds of billions of dollars, has already beaten the $9.5 billion in fines, and…

SCOTCHED EARTH: ‘Automobility’, The Traffic Hierarchy

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…The current traffic hierarchy, with the car on top and with public transport, bikers and pedestrians at the bottom, manifests itself in the fact that these means of conveyance are given different amounts of space and resources. With the car on top of the traffic hierarchy we get a society built…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Earth into Property’, Colonization, Decolonization & Capitalism – By Professor Anthony J. Hall

Source – jstor.org – “…He unites the past with the present, forgotten ordeals with the current battles and struggles for truth, justice, survival, in a world increasingly dominated by corporate forces, backed by military might, cloaking themselves in a veil of legality, as they continue to plunder mental, physical, financial, geographical, cyber-space frontiers” Earth into…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Wealth of Nature’, Economics as if Survival Mattered – By John Michael Greer

Source – earthtimes.org – “…Greer quotes research which suggests that nature supplies 75% of the value of a product, with humans only supplying 25% – thus three out of every four dollars of wealth is reliant on nature, not man’s ingenuity or technology. The third or tertiary economy, is money and financial services; here we…

OILIGARCHY: Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity’s Death Warrant – By Lee Camp

Source – mintpressnews.com – “…The Guardian reported that just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These include Exxon Mobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Chinese and Russian coal, Chevron, BP, CNPC, ConocoPhillips, Gazprom, Lukoil, Total, Petrobas and many others. One hundred incredibly rich yet morally bankrupt companies. That’s it” SM: …Which speaks…

DEEP GREEN: Climate and the Little Green Women and Men – By Peter Koenig

Source – journal-neo.org – “…Stamped by our western Judeo-Christian guilt culture, we truly believe from the bottom of our hearts that paying a climate tax will free us from environmental responsibilities and put us back into our comfort zones. We then comfortably and guiltlessly continue driving our huge gas guzzling, CO2-emitting SUVs. That’s why the…

DEEP GREEN: Want To Save The Environment? De-Fund The Pentagon – By Caitlin Johnstone

Source – caitlinjohnstone.com – “…There is no single, unified entity that is a larger polluter than America’s dishonestly labeled “Department of Defense”. Its yearly carbon output alone dwarfs that of entire first-world nations like Sweden and Portugal; if the US military were its own country it would rank 47th among emitters of greenhouse gasses, meaning…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Climate and the Money Trail – By F. William Engdahl

Source – williamengdahl.com – “…The very mega-corporations and mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy over recent decades, whose pursuit of shareholder value and cost reduction who have wreaked so much damage to our environment…are the leading backers of the “grass roots” decarbonization movement from Sweden to Germany to the USA and beyond. Is…

OILIGARCHY: The Oil Companies Knew All Along – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…After 200 years of robust science and 40 years of global conferences based on that science, we’ve seen zero progress in reducing or even stabilizing human carbon emissions. The history shows us that our challenge with global heating is not the science, but the deceits of industry, failures of governments, cowardliness…

DEEP GREEN: What is ‘Energy Denial’? – By Don Fitz

Source – localfutures.org – “…As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half-century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism…The concept of possessing fewer objects and smaller homes has surrendered to the worship of eco-gadgets…The saying “Live simply so that others can simply live” now draws empty stares. Long forgotten are the…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Who’s Responsible for the Ecocide in the Amazon? – By Yves Smith

Source – nakedcapitalism.com – “…The rate of deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is reaching approximately 0.7% annually, while in Brazil it is only around 0.2%. So, the idea that only Bolsonaro is destroying the Amazon is obviously a hasty and simplistic one. Clearly, the problem with the depredation of the Amazon and, in general, of…

DEEP GREEN: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell & Wall Street’s Blackstone are the Driving Force Behind Amazon Deforestation

Source – theintercept.com – “…Two Brazilian firms owned by a top donor to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are significantly responsible for the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest…The Bolsonaro administration has been quite explicit that it is not interested in doing so, putting top agribusiness officials in key posts, while…

DEEP GREEN: ‘Hot Economic Warfare’, Scrambling for Rare-Earth Minerals – By Wayne Madsen

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…As the world becomes more dependent on high-tech and an “Internet of things,” consisting of computers, mobile phones, appliances, televisions, security systems, automobiles, etc., the economic war for control of rare earth minerals will increase. There is the extreme possibility that economic warfare could turn into shooting wars, as has already…

DEEP GREEN: ‘Two Mountains Theory’, You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…The Two Mountains theory. One “mountain” represents a commitment to a healthy environment of clean water and vibrant mountains lush with life. The other represents a commitment to maintaining one of the world’s highest GDP growth rates by catering to the interests of big business” You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability—and…

COVER-UP: ‘Fukushima’, “An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe” & “A Huge Coverup” – Dr. Helen Caldicott

Source – collective-evolution.com – “…The Olympics in Fukushima just defies imagination. And some of the areas where the athletes are going to be running, the dust and dirt there has been measured, and it’s highly radioactive. So, this is Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, who set this up to – as a sort of…

THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: What Everybody Needs to Know About the Amazon Rainforest – By Geraldo Luís Lino

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…. The hypothetical deforestation “tipping point” for the rainforest is 20%, a number that grants appealing apocalyptic forecasts and shocking media headlines but does not fit with the hard facts and common sense…The number of fires in the Legal Amazon (including the Cerrado) has also been falling since the record years…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Planned Obsolescence’, It’s a Waste World – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…The idea that we should keep businesses growing by creating waste is no longer valid – and never was. We can employ more people by building quality products and repairing them. To reverse the trend of wasteful production, biodiversity collapse, carbon emissions that cause global heating, and general ecological overshoot, humanity…

DEEP GREEN: ‘Bill McGuire’s Climate Bombshells’, Extinction or Business as Usual? Hmm – That’s a Difficult Choice

Source – xrblog.org – ‘…The bottom line is that, while the oceans are shielding us from the worst of the heating caused by human activities, they can’t continue to do this forever. In addition, as they absorb more and more heat, so the life they contain is coming under increasing pressure. If we continue with…

DEEP GREEN: Brazil’s Massive Crime Against Humanity – By Paul Craig Roberts

Source – paulcraigroberts.org – “…President Lula de Silva and his successor Dilma Rousseff attempted to run Brazil in the interests of a broader segment of the population than the robber-baron capitalists….The more responsible policies of Lula and Rousseff enraged the Brazilian robber barons and their backers in Washington. Using the capitalist controlled press, Brazil’s gangster…

DEEP GREEN: ‘Economic Overshoot’, The World Is Not Enough

Source – zerohedge.com – “…The U.S. is the biggest offender…If all nations lived like U.S. residents, the resources of five Earths would be needed each year in order for the natural environment to regenerate” The World Is Not Enough Earth Overshoot Day came on July 29 this year. As Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes, this is…

DEEP GREEN: ‘The Landfill Economy’, The Planetary Insanity of Eternal Economic Growth – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…Earthrise informs us that the only sustainable path is DeGrowth: squandering far fewer resources on consumerist waste, a path that will spell the end of the current Landfill Economy of profit-driven eternal growth, and the entire financialization structure built on the Landfill Model that enriches the few at the expense of…

DEEP GREEN: An Anarchist Solution to Global Warming – By Peter Gelderloos

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – ‘…Every year, the world heals a little more from the ravages of industrial capitalism. The amount of real forest and wetlands have increased as some areas rewild, while heavily inhabited areas become healthy ecosystems thanks to gardening, permaculture, and the elimination of cars. Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are actually…

CROSSROADS: ‘Bizarro World’, The Herd Has Truly Gone Mad – By Adam Taggart

Source – peakprosperity.com – “…The UN now predicts a million more species will go extinct within the next few decades. But in today’s bizarro world, there’s a perverted incentive to sacrifice biological capital for financial capital. The scarcer the tuna become, the higher the price the fisherman will get for his catch at market. As…

DEEP GREEN: The $5,000,000,000,000,000 Question? – By William Bowles

Source – investigatingimperialism.wordpress.com – ‘…We have to start by removing the 1% and getting rid of their state apparatuses in order for us to take the vital steps needed to address the crisis. And there is no getting around this. You can hide from it the way Extinction/Rebellion does by focusing on carbon dioxide to…

CROSSROADS: UN Report Finds Biodiversity Disappearing Faster Than Any Time in Earth’s History

Source – earthfirstjournal.org – “…Some 1 million species of plants and animals face extinction, new research from the United Nations has found….Thomas Lovejoy, a biologist at George Mason University and the “godfather of biodiversity” – “in shaping the world to our will, humans have paradoxically weakened the very foundation on which our own existence rests”…