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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dangerous climate change: Myths and reality - Part 3

Click here to access article by David Spratt from Climate Code Red.

In part 3 Spratt addresses two myths propagated by ruling class propaganda organs:
* Long-term feedbacks are not materially relevant for carbon budgeting
* There is time for an orderly, non-disruptive reduction in emissions within the current political-economic paradigm [capitalism]