Asher Miller Jan 31, 2012
Almost exactly nine years ago, opposition to the US invasion of Iraq was reaching a fever pitch. On February 15, 2003 millions of people around the world rallied to protest the inexorable march to … >>
The challenges of climate change will hit poor populations the hardest. Literally billions of people in Africa and South Asia face growing risks of extreme droughts and food shortages. Hundreds of coastal cities around the world, and even whole countries like Bangladesh and the Maldives, are threatened by rising sea levels. Peak oil will similarly be felt worse by the poor: already in this decade, many poorer countries have had to introduce fuel rationing, while in richer countries, energy prices spikes have forced many of the poor and disadvantaged to cut back on travel, health care, and even food.
A "green economy" without global social justice is neither equitable nor sustainable. Our efforts to address the interconnected economic, energy and environmental crises of the 21st century must place social justice at the forefront.
The following is Part 3 of an essay which was originally an address to the International Conference on Sustainability, Transition and Culture Change, November 16, 2012, by Richard Heinberg … >>
How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features … >>