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Why the world cannot afford the rich

  2024-03-12 in Nature

Equality is essential for sustainability. The science is clear — people in more-equal societies are more trusting and more likely to protect the environment than are those in unequal, consumer-driven ones. Equality is essential for sustainability. The science is clear — people in more-equal societies are more trusting and more likely to protect the environment than are those in unequal, consumer-driven ones.

  Tagged under: Economics | Consumption | Capitalism | Sustainability

SEC’s landmark Climate Disclosure Rule explained

  2024-03-07 by in New Private Markets

The SEC's long-awaited and controversial Climate Disclosure Rule will require registered companies to disclose material climate risks to their business strategies and operations, and GHG emissions for the largest companies.

  Tagged under: USA | Regulation | Capitalism

The Collapse of Modern Civilization | Richard Grannon

  2024-01-17 in Collapse 2050

"The Collapse of Modern Civilization" by Richard Grannon argues modern society has lost its way due to consumer capitalism and technological advancements.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Capitalism

‘Cheaper to save the world than destroy it’: why capitalism is going green

  2024-01-15 in The Guardian

Akshat Rathi argues that around the world economies are switching to clean technology as prices drop

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Capitalism | Cars

Bill McKibben On Global Heating, Capitalism, Insurance, And Social Friction - CleanTechnica

  2024-01-13 by in Cleantech News #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

Bill McKibben is musing about what happens to the global economy as insurance companies decline to offer coverage in some areas.

  Tagged under: Insurance | Capitalism

Feeding the Beast: Superintelligence, Corporate Capitalism and the End of Humanity | Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society

  2023-12-14 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Capitalism

What it Means When I’m Critical of Capitalism | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2023-12-13 in Eudaimonia and Co

I get in trouble, sometimes, for being critical of…ta dum…capitalism. Eye roll. It’s painted as some kind of radical stance, Not a…

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Who Are the Climate Activists Dressing Up as Orcas?

  2023-09-22 by in Hyperallergic

The marine mammal has emerged as a symbol of the capitalism-driven destruction of the planet, with protesters “orcanizing” for Climate Week actions.

  Tagged under: Activism | Capitalism

Stumbling towards collapse: coming to terms with the climate crisis

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

Leading sociologists have approached the climate crisis by emphasising a way forward and identifying hopeful directions. What sense is to be made of suggestions that we are instead on the brink of ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism | Collapse

Why was there no water to fight the fire in Maui? | Naomi Klein and Kapuaʻala Sproat

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

Big corporations, golf courses and hotels have been taking water from locals for years. Now the fire may result in even more devastating water theft

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Wildfires

Industrial farming has killed billions of birds | Climate & Capitalism

  2023-06-06 in Climate & Capitalism | An ecosocialist journal edited by Ian Angus

Scientists: Saving birds requires rapid transformative change…

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Capitalism

Coverup: Industry hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ | Climate & Capitalism

  2023-06-01 in Climate & Capitalism | An ecosocialist journal edited by Ian Angus

Secret documents show 3M and Dupont suppressed knowledge of PFAS toxicity…

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Capitalism

Feeding the Beast: Superintelligence, Corporate Capitalism and the End of Humanity

  2023-05-27 (or before) in SlidesLive · Professional Conference Recording

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Capital’s long war to dispossess the poor | Climate & Capitalism

  2023-05-11 in Climate & Capitalism | An ecosocialist journal edited by Ian Angus

Capitalism's wealth and power rests on centuries of expropriation…

  Tagged under: Capitalism

XR activists bring HSBC's annual meeting to a halt in protest against its ‘shameful climate policies’

  2023-05-05 in Morning Star

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Activism

Capitalism and extreme poverty: A global analysis of real wages, human height, and mortality since the long 16th century

  2022-09-20 (or before) in

This paper assesses claims that, prior to the 19th century, around 90% of the human population lived in extreme poverty (defined as the inability to a…

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Ask Prof Wolff: The Case for Degrowth

  2022-08-02 (or before) in YouTube

A Patron of Economic Update asks: "I would love to hear you talk about degrowth. It's something I've been reading a little about for a few years. I probably ...

  Tagged under: Degrowth | Economics | Capitalism

Big Fossil’s Disaster Capitalist Response to Russia-Ukraine

  2022-07-31 (or before) in The Intercept

The industry moved quickly to capture the narrative, going from disinformation blitz to policy wins within a matter of weeks.

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Republican Group of State Financial Officers Takes on Woke Capitalism - EXPOSEDbyCMD

  2022-05-29 (or before) by in

Republican treasurers, auditors, and staff from 16 states are huddling together with corporate lobbyists and an array of right-wing groups for the State Financial Officers Foundation's Annual Meeting in New Orleans this week to discuss strategies to combat "woke" policies, fake news, and China.

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Louisiana

Over 130 companies implement sustainability reporting metrics

  2022-05-25 (or before) in The World Economic Forum

A coalition of leading firms have co-created a comprehensive corporate system to highlight the need for an aligned and consistent ESG reporting system.

  Tagged under: Coal | Capitalism | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Sustainability

Book Review: A History of Monsanto and Its Toxic Legacy – The Wire Science

  2021-12-31 (or before) in The Wire Science - The Wire Science

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Sustainable Investing Is Mostly About Sustaining Corporations

  2021-12-12 (or before) in Bloomberg

Wall Street uses ESG ratings to boost “sustainable” labels on stock and bond funds—but what do these ratings really measure?

  Tagged under: Capitalism | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance

Cancel the Apocalypse: Here Are 30 Documentaries to Help Unlock the Good Ending

  2021-12-09 (or before) in Films for Action

Our present moment is saturated in dystopian, apocalyptic fantasies of the future. As the late Mark Fisher said, "It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” We can...

  Tagged under: Fish | Capitalism

Capitalism Reimagined: Seven dimensions of a better economic system - ImpactAlpha

  2021-11-23 by in ImpactAlpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 23 – In the not-too-distant future, a powerful and diverse movement has succeeded in redesigning the rules, practices, narratives and power relationships ...

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Economics

The battle over a vast New York park: is this climate resilience or capitalism?

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

The city’s plan to rebuild Manhattan’s East River Park on higher ground has incited a dispute over ‘green gentrification’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rivers | Capitalism

Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | George Monbiot

  2021-10-30 in The Guardian

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up

  Tagged under: Oceans | Brazil | Capitalism

Trashing the planet and hiding the money isn’t a perversion of capitalism. It is capitalism | George Monbiot

  2021-10-06 in The Guardian

Exploiting people, exploiting land, and keeping its ugly side secret. Its historical effects are all too recognisable in the Pandora papers now, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Industrial Policy’s Comeback? - Prime

  2021-09-15 in Prime - Policy Research in Macroeconomics

The answer cannot lie in the sound creation of an “industrial policy,” however ambitious. The globalized, financialized, monopoly capitalism of our day instead requires wholesale structural reform

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Is Capitalism Compatible with Environmentalism? | Science Museum

  2021-09-01 (or before) in Science Museum

Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will chair a panel of experts in economics, policy and climate science to explore how to reconcile boosting profits with stewardship of our planet.

  Tagged under: Economics | Capitalism

How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Eudaimonia and Co

Why Catastrophic Climate Change Is Not A Problem For Fascists — It Is A Solution

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism

Excerpt | To End Fossil Fuels, End Settler Colonialism

  2021-07-11 (or before) in YES! Magazine

Much environmental framing misses the point about capitalism and Indigenous sovereignty.

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels

‘Capitalism must die to protect the sacred’

  2021-07-11 (or before) in Canadian Dimension

Indigenous people are putting their bodies on the line for the benefit of all. They deserve more than empty gestures—they deserve our unconditional and active support. Any reduction in the power of the state to oppress them reduces its power to oppress anyone else. As The Red Deal emphasizes, none of us will be safe until all of us are safe. This book deserves to be widely read, discussed, and built upon.

  Tagged under: Capitalism

There's a simple answer to climate change. But will capitalism allow it? - Prospect Magazine

  2021-05-24 in Prospect Magazine

In discussions of climate emergency, degrowth has always been the elephant in the room; acknowledged from time to time, but rarely spoken about. But it may be the only solution

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Capitalism | Geoengineering

Put Brake on Capitalism, Says Popular Marxist Book Author

  2021-05-11 in

Osaka, May 11 (Jiji Press)--Kohei Saito, author of a Marxist book popular in Japan, has called for applying a…

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Japan

Overselling Sustainability Reporting

  2021-05-01 in Harvard Business Review

For two decades progressive thinkers have argued that a more sustainable form of capitalism would arise if companies regularly measured and reported on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. But although such reporting has become widespread, and some firms are deriving benefits from it, environmental damage and social inequality are still growing. This article, by Timberland’s former COO, outlines the problems with both sustainability reporting and sustainable investing. The author discusses nonstandard metrics, insufficient auditing, unreliable ESG ratings, and more. But real progress, he says, req...

  Tagged under: Capitalism | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Sustainability

Experts Lay Out Their Case Against Carbon Pricing | naked capitalism

  2021-04-14 in Naked Capitalism

Climate change policy advocates have turned against market approcaches like carbon offsets, which have clearly failed. But what next?

  Tagged under: Carbon Pricing | Capitalism

The Big Sustainability Illusion - how a whole crowd of incrementalist ESG progress proponents wants to make us think they support "Sustainability"​

  2021-03-01 (or before) in LinkedIn

Reform of corporate disclosure on sustainability is highly discussed at this moment; triggered by the illusion that stakeholder capitalism is the new horse to bet on (should that not have happened 20 years ago?), pledges made by several networks advocating for further convergence in the last couple

  Tagged under: Capitalism | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Sustainability

Anne Boyer: "The Heavy Air"

  2021-02-13 (or before) in

A meditation by Anne Boyer on capitalism and the air we breathe

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Capitalism Is Struggling With the Language of Climate Change

  2021-02-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

The technical terminology of science can sometimes be muddled in powerful climate messages from finance and political leaders.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Capitalism | Finance

Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists

  2021-01-26 (or before) in VICE

The report, paid for by the Alberta government, suggests climate reporters are part of a coordinated ploy by George Soros and other progressive elites to quash capitalism and distribute climate change propaganda.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism

Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism”

  2020-10-11 (or before) by in Films for Action

The following speech was given by Russell Means in July 1980, before several thousand people who had assembled from all over the world for the Black Hills International Survival Gathering, in the...

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Capitalism is Killing the Earth – An Anarchist Guide to Ecology

  2020-09-22 (or before) in Anarchist Federation

  Tagged under: Capitalism

How Individualist Economics Are Causing Planetary Eco-Collapse

  2020-08-19 (or before) by Richard Smith in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

While capitalism has brought unprecedented development, this same motor of development is now driving towards ecological collapse, threatening to doom us all.

  Tagged under: Economics | Capitalism | Collapse

Richard Smith

  2020-08-19 (or before) by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Richard Smith is an economic historian. He wrote his UCLA history Ph.D. thesis on the transition to capitalism in China and held post-docs at the

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Green Capitalism: How Multinationals Use Climate Change to Impose an Industrial Agricultural Model

  2020-08-19 (or before) by Translated by Leslie Thatcher in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Advocates are questioning whether Big Ag's "climate-smart agriculture" will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Capitalism

Tech-enabled 'terror capitalism' is spreading worldwide. The surveillance regimes must be stopped

  2020-07-24 in The Guardian

Terror capitalism uses tools such as facial recognition to extract profits from marginalized people. Big tech and governments are collaborating

  Tagged under: Capitalism

The New Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein

  2020-01-24 (or before) in YouTube

For the last five years, Alex Epstein's 2014 New York Times bestseller, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, has been one of the most important books in the worl...

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Climate Change | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels

Larry Fink's Annual 2022 Letter to CEOs | BlackRock

  2020-01-20 (or before) in Investment Management & Financial Services | BlackRock

In his annual 2022 letter to CEO's, BlackRock's Larry Fink discusses how effective stakeholder capitalism creates and sustains value for shareholders. Read more.

  Tagged under: Capitalism

The solution to the global crisis of capitalism is simplicity itself | by tedtrainertsw | INSURGE intelligence | Medium

  2019-12-09 (or before) in Medium

Toward the post-capitalist revolution

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Meet catabolic capitalism: globalization’s gruesome twin – Uneven Earth

  2019-11-11 (or before) in Uneven Earth - Where the ecological meets the political

  Tagged under: Capitalism

The US city preparing itself for the collapse of capitalism

  2019-10-31 in The Guardian

From a festival that helps artists trade work for healthcare to a regional micro-currency, Kingston is trying to build an inclusive and self-sufficient local ecosystem

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Health | Collapse

It’s time to add global justice to XR’s demands

  2019-10-24 (or before) in Red Pepper

Extinction Rebellion must recognise the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, and demand a just transition for all, argues Aranyo Aarjan

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Colonialism | Capitalism

Join us at ENDGAMES

  2019-10-17 by in rs21 | revolutionary socialism in the 21st century

On 26 October, rs21 is hosting Endgames? Capitalism and the Climate Emergency.

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Why the fight against climate change will never be won with capitalism

  2019-08-24 (or before) by in - Asia Pacific's Sustainable Business Community

Our current socio-economic system relies on the exploitation of both people and planet. In saving a world on the brink of ecological and social disaster, calls for a greener, more efficient...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism

U.N. Climate Report Merely a Blueprint for Destroying the World Economy

  2019-06-03 (or before) by in The Heritage Foundation

What will it take to keep the planet habitable? According to some eco-warriors, all that’s necessary is to end capitalism — the one economic system that has lifted billions from poverty and suffering. The latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report led Eric Holthaus, a Grist writer, to tweet enthusiastically, “The world’s top scientists just gave rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism as a key requirement to maintaining civilization and a habitable planet.”

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Economics | Capitalism

Banks are financing climate chaos

  2019-06-02 (or before) in Fossil Banks No Thanks!

The Fossil Banks No Thanks platform brings together organisations and campaigns from all over the world pressuring banks to stop financing the fossil fuel industry.

  Tagged under: Disinvestment | Fossil Capitalism | Fossil Fuels | Banking | Capitalism

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard: ‘Denying climate change is evil’

  2019-05-10 in The Guardian

The octogenarian entrepreneur, who prefers gardening to meetings, says capitalism is destroying earth

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it | George Monbiot

  2019-04-25 in The Guardian

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Capitalism | US Politics

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations | George Monbiot

  2019-03-15 in The Guardian

The children on climate strike are right: their lives should not be sacrificed to satisfy our greed, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Women and Children

How ecologism is the true heir of both socialism and conservatism

  2013-07-22 in LSE Blogs | Expert analysis & debate from LSE

Rupert Read argues that being concerned about the environment is consistent with both socialism and conservatism. True conservatism is not adherent to capitalism and associated with the wealthy eli…

  Tagged under: Capitalism

#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics

  2013-05-14 in Critical Legal Thinking

By Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek - The Left must accelerate towards global post-capitalism or risk planetary catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Capitalism

Capitalism vs. the Climate

  2011-11-09 in The Nation

Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.

  Tagged under: Drought | Capitalism

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