Degrowth – the word to hate and then accept

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Yes, degrowth is an awful word but we won’t try and change it because there are already over 500 academic articles on degrowth. The movement is strong in Europe. Continue reading “Degrowth – the word to hate and then accept”

Compulsory optimism on overshoot in our society is maladaptive

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False smiles don’t work when you are otherwise convinced.

 

Often when groups talk about climate action or lack of it, a sort of despair sets in. Then some Pollyanna pipes up reprimanding people for their negativity and then people go quiet. It’s as though society demands a compulsory optimism. How dare you be pessimistic about the prospects of having a liveable climate?

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Welcome to a baby born at 416ppm CO2 and overshoot

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Welcome to a baby born at 416 ppm CO2 on the day that COP26 was meeting in Glasgow. This was said to be the last chance to turn around runaway climate change. Mind you they said that last time and the time before.

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