Capitalism vs. the Climate

Keystone XL or the Climate – a False Choice?

January 24, 2013 by Mark Green

The governor of Nebraska’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s route through his state has some opponents conjuring up old arguments and false choices in an attempt to gain traction against a project that could help create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, stimulate economic activity and help make America more energy secure. For...[read more]

Climate change and capitalism

July 27, 2012 by Lou Grinzo

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I’ve long pushed the view that the so-called “free market” (or capitalism or however you care to slice and dice economics in the US and similar countries) should not be viewed as an end in itself, an all-powerful mystical force to be worshiped, but as a very powerful tool to be utilized as we collectively see fit to meet our collective...[read more]

Naomi Klein is Half Right About Capitalism vs. the Climate

December 6, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

Naomi Klein is always worth reading. If you haven’t seen Capitalism vs. the Climate, go ahead. I’ll wait. Her 10,000-word exposé is well worth the effort. It makes the essential point that addressing climate change means reorganizing how the world does business. Klein makes the point by arguing that the climate-denier crowd at the...[read more]