Our freshwater shame

Time to hang our heads in shame, the sad story of how we sold our future for short-term gain, a few made money from capital gains of conversions, a huge amount of our water was given away to enrich a few. All this to make shiploads of milk powder dried with massive amount of coal... Continue Reading →

Biophysical limits to growth IGPS webinar

This is a recording of recent webinar/panel discussion on Biophysical Limits to Economic Growth hosted by the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University. It was chaired by Jonathan Boston and the panel members were Mike Joy, Geoff Bertram and Janet Stephenson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR3KBNoQl-I&fbclid=IwAR1_pG4F5lU7GE5NnInwTHTK2ZYfn_WtWP4fgrGsIMShqO_jdrNqOVrtpK4

The failure of environmental regulation. (my essay for the PSA Progressive thinking series)

The role of environmental regulation is to prevent harm to the natural world, not only for its sake but to save humankind from self-destruction. When framed as this fundamental need to maintain the planet’s life supporting capacity the importance of regulation is clear. We maintain the planet’s ability to support life, or we have nothing.... Continue Reading →

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