In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value...
This is the third blog by Jim Harris and Tyler Elm in a weekly series on how sustainability can save business. Previously posted on HuffPost. (Editor) Jim Harris Many Canadians are trying to do more with less during this economy of...
I'm pleased to welcome J.L. Morin as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Morin, a Harvard graduate, is now adjunct faculty at Boston University. Her writing has been published widely, most recently in Huffington Post. She has just released a cli-fi novel, Nature's Confession,...
We do a lot without thinking, like using GDP growth as a standard of excellence. Most 21st century activity is based on a ‘given’ that underpins the soft science of economics: 'Growth is good' -- not just a big...
I'm pleased to welcome Michael Murphy as a new Blogger on BoomerWarrior. Michael is an advocate for Economic and Environmental Sustainability. At IBI Watch, Michael says "that my favorite issues live where science meets policy." (Editor for BoomerWarrior) Recently in Beijing, it’s...
Countries like Canada which claim to be climate leaders cannot avoid planning for a managed decline of fossil fuels. But Canada is doing just the opposite by allowing for the ongoing expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and production. We at...
But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. (Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress) As I look into the distance, deeply absorbed in my endless search for meaning, I leave...
We are pleased to welcome Patrick Derochie as a new contributor to Below2°C. Patrick is a Program Manager with Environmental Defence. In this first post, he exposes the boundless greed of the fossil fuel sector which continues to lobby governments for...
This election should be about a new economic vision for Canada but it's not. The focus is most certainly on the economy. All four party leaders speak repeatedly about economic development, creating jobs, taxation policy, increasing consumer spending. The cornerstone...
In this post, Desmond Berghofer deals with what the next four decades might be like for our grandchildren. His writing on “the moral dimension of economics” paints a “disquieting picture of where current economic thinking and practice are taking...