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Why green growth won’t transform the economy | openDemocracy

Why green growth won’t transform the economy | openDemocracy | Growth Mania | Scoop.it

"Green growth is a myth. Because it ignores the social, political and personal dimensions of sustainability, it can never cut deep enough into the structures of self and society to secure solutions to the crises that we face."


Via Willy De Backer
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Economic Growth a Fool's Errand | Growth Bias Busted

Economic Growth a Fool's Errand | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) earns my gratitude, but not my respect, for publishing this commentary: Opinion: Economic Growth Is Not Compatible With
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What the Media Gets Wrong on Overpopulation by Overpopulation Podcast | Free Listening on

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Thoughtful look at what 2 recent radio shows did right, and where they disappointed.
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People of China Adopt Their Own One-Child Policy | Growth Bias Busted

People of China Adopt Their Own One-Child Policy | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Could it be the people will do the right thing even when the law doesn't require it? I am thrilled at the news in this Associated Press story: China's Birthrate
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The people aren't buying the govt.'s growth mania.
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The Magic of Economic Growth: BS | Growth Bias Busted

The Magic of Economic Growth: BS | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
It's disheartening to see an economic professor regurgitate the myth that economic growth can allow us to ignore inequity and poverty. But perhaps I should
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Textbook example of why growthmania is rampant...
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Paul Ryan: Make More Babies to Grow Economy to Balance Budget – FAIL | Growth Bias Busted

Paul Ryan: Make More Babies to Grow Economy to Balance Budget – FAIL | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
House Speaker Paul Ryan yesterday staked his claim to our Wall of Shame with a couple of very misguided statements showing he skipped science class during the
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Amazing example of sustainability illiteracy
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The Population Crisis – A Call to Arms | MAHB

The Population Crisis – A Call to Arms | MAHB | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
To reverse human population growth -and to plan for the consequences of not doing so- requires the basic facts of our plight be understandable and credible.
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"If we are going to make any real progress on these problems, most of the world must know the true facts – and most of them do not."
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Eviction Notice from Earth: How Will We Respond? | Growth Bias Busted

Eviction Notice from Earth: How Will We Respond? | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Wall of Fame honors and a very big tip of the hat to 15,000 scientists around the world who elected to issue a wake-up call this year about the folly that will
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The most important information that will come across your desk this year, or this decade for that matter.
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Changing the World Starts at Home | GrowthBusters

Changing the World Starts at Home | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Is reducing child-tax credits to encourage smaller families a good idea? Can a city "win" the Amazon Headquarters Sweepstakes? Do undiscovered joys grace your
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Limits to Growth: Dennis Meadows (#116 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Limits to Growth: Dennis Meadows (#116 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Our computer-generated scenarios all showed this growth stopping in the early decades of the 21st century, and, I must say, looking back now, it seems that we’re right on schedule.” Dennis Meadows led the team at MIT whose computer simulations led to the publication of the top-selling environmental book of all time – The Limits …
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The fascinating story of how a team of MIT scientists undertook a landmark study that the world has chosen to ignore, at our peril.
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Durable Future: Bill McKibben (#115 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Durable Future: Bill McKibben (#115 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Relocalization may be the most important strategy for minimizing climate change. According to Bill McKibben, “working as communities is the most important thing that we can be doing right now.” In this wide-ranging conversation about the sustainability of our civilization, McKibben shares his thinking about much more than climate change, including the fact that having …
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Remarkable insight into what it will take for human civilization to be sustainable
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Guardian Podcast Launches Important Population Conversation | Growth Bias Busted

Guardian Podcast Launches Important Population Conversation | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Congratulations to the UK Guardian for having an intelligent conversation about the link between population growth and climate change on its monthly podcast, We
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What We Want More Of: Hunter Lovins (#111 Encore) - Conversation Earth

What We Want More Of: Hunter Lovins (#111 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Our ecosystems contribute tens of trillions of dollars to our economy every year, but – as L. Hunter Lovins notes… At present we’re losing every major ecosystem on the planet…What are we doing to ourselves?…We have the…intelligence…to make different choices.” In this interview, she outlines those choices and shares how they benefit businesses and the …
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Acting Against Our Interests: Paul Ehrlich (#110 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Acting Against Our Interests: Paul Ehrlich (#110 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Today it could be argued that human beings daily act against our own self-interest. How? Biologist Paul Ehrlich and fellow scientists tell us we are expanding our population and economy beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity– at our peril. Why do we insist on continuing? Humanity in the last few hundred years has become the dominant …
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Would You Eat a Bug to Save the Planet?

Get ready to give up that dream home, meat, golf, rock concerts and air travel; and start whipping up a batch of cricket smoothies. In the latest episode o
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Capable of Making a Difference by Overpopulation Podcast | Free Listening on

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Excellent conversation about human overpopulation and smart, humane ways of solving it.
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Trashing the Planet is Macho | GrowthBusters

Trashing the Planet is Macho | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
A new study reveals some men feel environmental stewardship is not manly. Is this just one more reason we should leave the women in charge? Or should we market
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Man up and take care of the planet!
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Our Predicament - 6 Free Sessions

Our Predicament - 6 Free Sessions | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
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6 excellent conversations about the state of human civilization.
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More Kids, Fewer Kids, or No Kids? | GrowthBusters

Are children bad for the health of the planet, and therefore human civilization? Should we stop making them? Or do we need to step it up and make lots more than
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Prince William on Overpopulation – Hypocrisy? | Growth Bias Busted

Prince William on Overpopulation – Hypocrisy? | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
I honestly don't know whether to honor Prince William on the Wall of Fame or scold him a little on the Wall of Shame for his recent pronouncement about the
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Presents some important facts about where the overpopulation problem is...
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Reinvent the Economy: Gus Speth (#118 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Reinvent the Economy: Gus Speth (#118 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
GDP growth is not all it's cracked up to be. Explore a much more thoughtful, meaningful and sustainable approach to our economy in this episode with Gus Speth.
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The antidote to growthmania.
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A Not So Big Life: Sarah Susanka (#117 Encore) - Conversation Earth

A Not So Big Life: Sarah Susanka (#117 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
How we inhabit our homes, our lives, and the planet. Architect Sarah Susanka observed that houses in the U.S. were getting larger – but some rooms were seldom occupied, and often not even furnished. She found clients frequently did not get the immense satisfaction they expected from living in their “dream house.” How this relates …
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Honey, Let's Shrink the Family | Growth Bias Busted

Congratulations to UK nonprofit Population Matters for a new video campaign raising awareness of the huge environmental benefits of conceiving fewer children.
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Nice new video from Population Matters
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Feeding Frenzy Over Amazon HQ2 Ill-Advised | Growth Bias Busted

Feeding Frenzy Over Amazon HQ2 Ill-Advised | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
New York, Boston, Atlanta and Denver are among the 283 cities that just submitted proposals to host the new second headquarters for Amazon HQ2. Amazon is
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Egypt: 2 Is Enough – Hooray! | Growth Bias Busted

Egypt: 2 Is Enough – Hooray! | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Kudos to Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wall for launching a program to curb the country's population growth. The new program is called "Itnein
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Enlighten Yourself – New GrowthBusters Podcast Launched | GrowthBusters

Enlighten Yourself – New GrowthBusters Podcast Launched | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
The new GrowthBusters podcast is now active, with three episodes available now for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Why a GrowthBusters podcast? Many lively
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