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Climate change, debt and inequality 'threaten financial stability'

Climate change, debt and inequality 'threaten financial stability' | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Ahead of Davos 2013, World Economic Forum calls on policymakers to step up efforts to tackle three biggest dangers

Via Willy De Backer
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"Continued stress on the global economic system is positioned to absorb the attention of leaders for the foreseeable future," the report said. "Meanwhile, the Earth's environmental system is simultaneously coming under increasing stress. Future simultaneous shocks to both systems could trigger the 'perfect global storm' with potentially insurmountable consequences.


"On the economic front, global resilience is being tested by bold monetary and austere fiscal policies. On the environmental front, the Earth's resilience is being tested by rising global temperatures and extreme weather events that are likely to become more frequent and severe. A sudden and massive collapse on one front is certain to doom the other's chances of developing an effective, long-term solution."

 

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:20 PM

Interesting report - my favorite quote from the press release: "Two storms – environmental and economic – are on a collision course"

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India power cut hits millions, among world's worst outages

India power cut hits millions, among world's worst outages | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of people across India were left without power on Tuesday in one of the world's worst blackouts, trapping miners, stranding train travelers and plunging hospitals...

 

How long before this will also be happening in some of our "developed" countries? These are just the first signs of catabolic collapse.


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Ignorance by consensus

Ignorance by consensus | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

"We are trying to comprehend our world within the world-views and economic orthodoxies developed over an extra-ordinary, two-hundred year period of compound economic growth. This growth was coincident with increasing wealth, complexity and globalized integration. Part of our dominant consensus is that this trend will continue. Much of what is important to us, how we live, our expectations, what we value and hold dear, was shaped by this process. And we, the global 10%, have done well out of it.

 

The fringe view is that this growth is over – we are at the limits to growth, now. At issue is the stability of the globalized economy. We are moving into a deepening global deflationary depression, interspersed with dangerous and possibly irreversible shocks to the systems that support our basic welfare. We will lose much of what we take for granted and things we have come to call our own. We are entering an era of real danger and unpredictability."

 

Brilliant analysis by FEASTA's David Korowicz on why so many experts and economists keep getting it wrong on the economic and ecological crises.


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