We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, September 2, 2016

The way the world will end? Superstorms, soaring temperatures, droughts, fires and the collision of political, economic and environmental disasters

Click here to access article by Will Denayer from Flassbeck-Economics (based in Germany). [A best post.]

This website offers some of the best analysis backed up by solid documentation on various topics related to economics. This article focuses on climate destabilization.
This is what we are seeing. The ‘impeding dislocations’ of climate change intersect with already existing crises of poverty and neoliberal violence all over the world. The militarized response to the threat of terrorism and the militarisation of the Mediterranean with regards of the refugee problem of today leaves no doubt that increasing militarisation will be used in order to respond to the impeding crises that the multiple threats of climate change are creating. Based on what we did so far, what will be the likely answer of the West to a MENA region which becomes increasingly uninhabitable, while European and American cities are running under water, infrastructure is taken apart and global food prices spike?

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