GenericScience

The Earth is Dying, But Not Fast Enough

13 Feb , 2020  

How we respond depends a great deal on how we frame the
problem. First, we need to change the way we understand
natural processes. Nature is in a state of constant flux
—always looking for new ways to use more energy and
dissipate it faster. If we want to survive ...

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NonPolitics

Revolutionary Strategy in a Warming World/ Lessons from the Russian to the Syrian Revolutions

11 Feb , 2020  

It doesn’t take much imagination to associate climate change with revolution. If the planetary order upon which all societies are built starts breaking down, how can they possibly remain stable? Various more or less horrifying scenarios of upheaval have long been extrapolated from soaring temperatures. In his novel The Drowned ...

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NonPolitics

Only us: Ecology-against-the-State

14 Jan , 2020  

“We, and no one else.” – There is an overwhelming scene in Todd Haynes’ latest film, Dark Waters (2019), which shows how toxic chemicals used in the production of Teflon were spilled into the Ohio River. The lawyer, who went from being on the side of the multinationals to that ...

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EconoFiction

The Climate-Migration- Industrial Complex

11 Jan , 2020  

Thirty years ago there were fifteen border walls around the world. Now there are seventy walls and over one billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next forty years due to global warming. It is not surprising that over the past two decades, we ...

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GenericScience

Climate crisis and self-critique: “We thrive uninvited where we were never meant to grow.”

18 Dez , 2019  

The man made catastrophe called climate change is already a reality for many people. This catastrophe hits those hardest, who have the least capacities of adapting to it – and the least responsibility of creating it. Given this situation, how can we cooperate across borders to tackle the climate crisis? ...

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