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climate change,economic growth,gdp growth,limits to growth,overshoot,sustainability

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Climate Change a Symptom of Bigger Problem

You might think the biggest threat to human civilization, or at least to a comfortable life, is climate change. It’s not, and Richard Heinberg makes the Wall of Fame today for clearly articulating this. He gets extra credit for putting technology in its place (not our savior) in this piece originally published in Ecowatch, but better headlined here at postcarbon.org:

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contraception,population growth,population taboo,sustainable popluation

Ed Begley, Jr. in population growth PSA

Ed Begley Goes Where No Star Has Gone Before

Two green thumbs up, kudos and thanks to Ed Begley, Jr. for daring to “risk” his reputation speaking up for a topic that has long been taboo. Ed puts the rest of the Hollywood celebrities and rock stars to shame by being the first and only to lend his face, name and wonderful sense of humor to one of the most important, but also most untouchable, causes on planet Earth.

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economic growth,economy,gdp,gdp growth,limits to growth

Will Smith holds up neuralizer in Men in Black

Will This Cure Eternal Growth Dumbness?

I’ve heard a lot of talk about “economic growth” this morning on a cable news network. Politicians want to keep historically high levels of immigration into the U.S. in order to grow the economy. The folly of that line of reasoning is subject for another day, but the folly of our obsession with economic growth gets its turn now.

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Reporting & commentary that assume eternal growth is feasible, good, and necessary for prosperity.

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