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Following the merger with the Ecologist in June, we introduce the second issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, with a focus on Nature and ask “Can you put a price on it?”
Satish reminds us that everything moves in cycles; cycles of time, cycles of life and, of course, a cycle of seasons. Things begin, things grow, things decay and then begin again. This simple reality must now be placed at the centre of our thinking. Rather than a growth economy, we should now think in terms of a cyclical economy.
In this issue, we challenge the obsession with unlimited, industrial growth and ask, “How long can we pursue the goal of linear growth in GDP at the expense of the environment?”
Key articles look at the interface between economics and ecology and explore how we might create a new economy that is durable, stable and sustainable.
Here’s a selection of articles and new features from the November/December issue, with links to articles that you can read online. Read more: www.resurgence.org/magazine/
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Can you put a price on Nature? Paul Evans takes issue with the market approach to environmental issues and explains why he thinks this approach is stupid, irresponsible nonsense.
The Great Africa Land Grab
Oxfam’s Phil Bloomer reports on the scandal of the mainly secretive land-grabbing in Africa, estimated to be around 203 million hectares. He calls for urgent action from governments, business and civil society to protect poor and vulnerable people from the theft of their lands.
What Lies Beneath?
Safeguarding marine wildlife has always been hugely controversial, yet in the UK about half of our biological diversity lies in the seas. Harry Barton, Chief Executive of Devon wildlife Trust asks “Why have we done so little to protect the wildlife of the seas?”
When will we have had enough? David Jackman takes a look at the lack of ethics in the banking industry and proposes three concrete ideas for changing the entire environment both inside and outside of banks. Time for a radical rethink.
Jay Ramsay reviews Hedge Fund: And Other Living Margins, a rich and diverse collection of poems and prose by eco-poet Helen Moore. A regular performer at Resurgence events, Helen’s poetry reflects a deep connection with the natural world.
|Also free to read online from the November/December Issue|
The Economy of Nature • Satish Kumar
Waste Not, Want Not • Hylton Murray-Philipson More
Peoples' Sustainability Manifesto • Lorna Howarth More
Living Landscapes • Stephen Moss More
The Great Conversation • Peter Reason More
|A selection of this month's web exclusives|
Nature as Inspiration: Lara Lloyd introduces four South Devon-based artists whose work embodies their passion for the natural world.
The Rise of Real Bread : Andrea Mynard rediscovers the joy of real bread, baked using ancient grains.
The Secrets of Cooperative Success: Peter Couchman explores the role and relevance of small, rural cooperatives.
Quantum Reality : Lothar Schäfer explains that quantum physics is the place where ancient philosophy meets new science.
|Don't miss the following articles only in print|
Forest Schools: Annie Davy
My Green Life Chris Packham
Beyond Capitalism: Jerry Mander
Winning Over the Public: Craig Bennett
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9 February 2013
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