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Naïve or Necessary? How does the economic and ethical case for divestment stack up?
Fear. It's that chill that creeps up your spine. That awful, churning hot knot, deep in the pit of your stomach. The tremble that makes your hands feel powerless. The freeze-up, that tempts you to inaction.
This morning, I turned on the radio to be greeted with the news that 60% of the species in my country are in decline...There was a five-minute discussion about this on the news programme before the agenda moved on to more important topics.
So, sustainable communities, to me, means keeping out of the way of things that are too big to fail.
Ten years ago, as a contrarian and a person who prefers not to see others suffer, I tried to undermine despair with the case for hope.
With no prior experience in grassroots organizing, Deal orchestrated a campaign against fracking in South Africa to protect the Karoo, a semi-desert region of the eastern Cape that he had come to know and love.
•Sanders, Boxer Outline 'Gold Standard' Climate Bill •Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks •HSBC and Aviva back project to identify 'stranded' high-carbon assets •The transformational challenges of climate change: An interview with Professor …
Monbiot, Mann, McKibben, various Transitioners and others on what to do if your Transition initiative comes under attack...
•Radical activism has a role in speeding up corporate change •Rebuilding optimism of will for effective climate activism•State of Fear •Exporting carbon: Canada's new asbestos? •A chat with the Sierra Club’s Michael Brune about civil disobedience •The new …