Why requirements for new vehicle registrations to be EV need to start soon: Even if every U.S. vehicle sold were electric starting today, it would take until 2040 for 90 percent of vehicles in use to be electric. 

The roughly 250 million cars, SUVs and pickup trucks on U.S. roads today account for 60 percent of transportation emissions. The 11.5 million big trucks that move freight around generate 23 percent and aircraft are responsible for 9 percent of those greenhouse gas emissions. One reason why it will be hard if not impossible to convert all U.S. transportation to electric models within …

Wendell Berry: The exploiter is…the nurturer is…

Wendell Berry > Quotes “Let me outline briefly as I can what seem to me the characteristics of these opposite kinds of mind. I conceive a strip-miner to be a model exploiter, and as a model nurturer I take the old-fashioned idea or ideal of a farmer. The exploiter is a specialist, an expert; the nurturer is not. The standard of the …

Will A Green New Deal Save the Climate, or Save Capitalism?

When it came to addressing unemployment, the New Deal made a dent but it was never funded adequately to fix the problem.  During the height of the New Deal unemployment hovered above 15%, and didn’t drop significantly until the war mobilization.  During the height of war mobilization in 1943 FDR spent 30 times more than he did in 1933 for …

Nafeez Ahmed: How collective intelligence can change your world, right now: An open source toolkit for self and social transformation

How collective intelligence can change your world, right now: An open source toolkit for self and social transformation, by Nafeez Ahmed, Jan 11 Source: Mysticsartdesign Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Please support us to keep digging where others fear to tread. So you want to change the world. Then grab a drink, sit down, and buckle up for a deep dive into …

Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Chang: Different Incentives for Producers Needed

Apr 17 2019 Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Change: The dynamics of deforestation are increasingly inseparable from the growing demand for food from consumers in the most developed countries. Humans are eating the world’s forests. Not directly, of course—but a spate of new studies shows we might as well be. This is, of course, extremely bad …

A revolution can start the moment those in the contented classes decide to prioritize the most marginalized people in this country over their comfort

By Ralph Nader, Commondreams.org May 10, 2019 | RESIST! When will the people who recognize just how bad things have become for the most vulnerable—and the nation at large—unfurl the flag of rebellion against the plutocrats and the autocrats? For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as …

right now there is no wider strategy, there is no cross-coordination between groups and sectors to create a more systems-level understanding of the crisis, and therefore enable a more systems-level vision of the solutions.

Our responses are based on demanding change from the ‘Other’. Whether it’s governments, or philanthropy or business — it’s about calling to account everyone other than ourselves. The problem is out there, and we have to shout and glue ourselves to the ground to get Them to listen.  It’s not that we shouldn’t protest or call for institutions to change. But far more …

But how do we pay for it (or we can’t pay for it)…

Excerpt, Business Green and The New Economics Foundation, April 2019 It would be remiss not to point out that the guy in charge of President Kennedy’s budget didn’t think the country could afford to put a man on the moon, and the UK Treasury didn’t want to build the Victoria Line (or set up a Green Investment Bank, as just one more …

Toward Climate-Catalyzed Social Transformation

By Diana Stuart, and Ryan Gunderson, ROAR May 4, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! Applying The Work Of Erik Olin Wright To Emergent Climate Change Movements Helps Us To Understand Current Trajectories And Possible Pathways For Transformation. In past weeks, Extinction Rebellion has continued to make news headlines with acts of protest in London, Boston, New York and other cities across the globe. In London, thousands of activists blocked roads and bridges and over 1,000 were arrested. …