The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.
As a change from our usual blog content we’re pleased to bring you some post-growth poetry. The poem is a part of the author’s collection of literary works called, If Saving the Earth. Are you a poet, creative writer, or artist whose work is post-growth themed? If so, please share a link to your work […]
Editor’s note: This article, which offers a view into the Australian degrowth/post-growth landscape was originally published on the website for the 2014 degrowth conference that will occur on September 2-6 in Leipzig, Germany. Check out the conference here! Australia’s two-speed economy, in which those engaged in mineral extraction flourish while the rest flounder, seems to […]
The creators of the award-winning documentary Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, Tiroir A Films, have made a ‘Director’s Cut’ of the film available, streaming free on the internet in honour of Earth Day (22 April). From 19 April until the end of May, the film can be accessed for viewing on YouTube. The documentary follows the learning journey of […]
In this book review, Eric Doherty argues ‘Transport for Suburbia’ is essential reading for everyone who fights for effective action on the climate crisis.
Sometime in the next few months, the world’s population clock will tick over seven billion people. Global population has tripled in my lifetime, and is continuing to rise. The UN has just predicted we face a world of 10 billion in 2100. This has immense implications for all of us, and Australia will not be […]
The International Rangelands Congress brought together professionals working on the production and sustainability of rangelands. Despite their importance to our environment and people, they are undergoing rapid change that threatens their very existence.
The acceptance of the Earth’s physical limits and how to respond to this reality often creates a division between those supporting a reduction in population and those supporting a reduction in consumption, yet this distinction is an artificial one.
The author suggests that rather than being isolated issues, population growth and means of food production are both informed by larger social narratives. If systemic change is needed, then perhaps finding new ways of conceputualizing our place in the world can help us move in more healthful directions in relation to these and other global issues.