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To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

bank notes are checked in 1929 at the us bureau of engraving and printing
Bank notes are checked in 1929 at the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Photograph: FPG/Getty Images

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth

November 5, 2016 — When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our economic system. If we don’t keep the Continue reading To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

Climate change rate to turn southern Spain to desert by 2100, report warns

mediterranean vegetation replace deciduous forests in southern spain
Coastal landscape seen from Cape Formentor, Mallorca. Climate change could see Mediterranean vegetation replace deciduous forests in Southern Spain. Photograph: Daniel Pavon/Aix Marseille University/Science

Mediterranean ecosystems will change to a state unprecedented in the past 10,000 years unless temperature rises are held to within 1.5°C, say scientists

October 27, 2016 — Southern Spain will be reduced to desert by the end of the century if the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, researchers have warned.

Continue reading Climate change rate to turn southern Spain to desert by 2100, report warns