Saturday , December 3 2022

Capitalism Is Destroying Us – The New Climate Report



It’s never good to hear the words “total societal collapse” from a scholarly paper, but that’s exactly the phrasing used in the new UN climate report. We all know it’s bad, but what’s really standing in the way of us ensuring a livable future?

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Citations and Further Reading:

Previous video on carbon footprints and individual responsibility
https://youtu.be/5sgRTbTm91Q

The UN Report
https://www.undrr.org/gar2022-our-world-risk
https://www.undrr.org/media/80217/download
https://bylinetimes.com/2022/05/26/un-warns-of-total-societal-collapse-due-to-breaching-of-planetary-boundaries/
https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/07/the-future-of-global-catastrophic-risk-events-from-climate-change/

Climate Change’s Effects
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGII_TechnicalSummary.pdf

Hickel & Kallis, “Is Green Growth Possible?”
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59bc0e610abd04bd1e067ccc/t/5cbdc638b208fc1c56f785a7/1555940922601/Hickel+and+Kallis+-+Is+Green+Growth+Possible.pdf
https://www.jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/9/14/why-growth-cant-be-green

Hickel, “Less is More” (includes Harvard/Yale study and a discussion of green growth)
https://dl1.cuni.cz/pluginfile.php/1179270/mod_resource/content/1/Jason%20Hickel%20-%20Less%20is%20More.pdf

The Harvard/Yale study
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature13530

ESG lower returns
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/28/green-investing-is-underperforming-but-dont-count-it-out-just-yet.html

The power and capitalization of the fossil fuel industry
https://bnarchives.yorku.ca/490/2/20160000_di_muzio_energy_capital_as_power_and_world_order_preprint.pdf

Joe Manchin and coal money
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/15/politics/joe-manchin-coal-financial-interests-climate/index.html

BP ads about carbon footprints
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywrZPypqSB4

Fossil fuel companies kill renewable legislation
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/22/fossil-fuel-firms-accused-renewable-lobby-takeover-push-gas

Finance capital doesn’t want an end to fossil fuels
https://capitalaspower.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/20220200_baines_hager_from_passive_owners_to_planet_savers.pdf

Fossil fuel companies and electric cars
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/16/oil-industry-electric-car-1729429

Fossil fuel’s record profits
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/02/oil-industry-record-profits-climate-crisis
https://youtu.be/BpK6uFJP0gQ?t=126

Citizens’ assembly for the climate in France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Convention_for_Climate
https://propositions.conventioncitoyennepourleclimat.fr/pdf/ccc-rapport-final.pdf
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_citoyenne_pour_le_climat
https://blogs.mediapart.fr/helloat-sylvain/blog/110221/la-grande-hypocrisie-de-la-loi-climat-et-resilience-acheve-la-convention-citoyenne

French approval of the convention’s policies
https://elabe.fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/elabe_ccc_25062020.pdf

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