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Monetizing Nature: Taking Precaution on a Slippery Slope

Monetizing Nature: Taking Precaution on a Slippery Slope | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
In embracing the monetary valuation of nature as a strategy for mobilizing support for environmental conservation, environmentalists are resigning themselves to a political status quo that can only comprehend value in terms of money and markets. By viewing ecosystems and their services through a pecuniary lens, monetization profoundly changes our relationship with nature, and, if taken to the point of commodification, can subject the fragility of nature’s balance to the destructive logic and volatility of markets.
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Very good article on the dangers of putting a price on ecoservices.

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Spaceship Earth: A new view of environmentalism

Spaceship Earth: A new view of environmentalism | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Spaceship Earth is a metaphor for a new way of looking at Earth — as a complex system that must be aggressively managed.

 

Interesting but questionable article in the Washington Post which redefines the Spaceship Earth narrative to make the case for a more interventionist approach to dealing with our planetary crisis.

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine

It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?
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Excellent must-read article in the New York Times about Paul Kingsnorth and the Dark Mountain project.
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