Tag Archives: Euro Zone crisis

From the Treaty of Rome to the Tragedy of the Commons

This post has been prompted by recent comments on an old post on another blog. That blog is Learning from Dogs, and the old post – dating from December 2011 – was about the financial crisis in Greece… Yes, it … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Environment, Financial Crisis, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why is the G7 still ignoring what scientists and economists say?

Despite the scientific and economic consensus – that 80% of known fossil fuels must be left in the ground if humanity is to avoid allowing climate change to become unstoppable and irreversible (IEA, IMF, IPCC, OECD, etc.) – the best … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Cognitive Dissonance, Denial, Economics, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Insanity, IPCC, Politics, Psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tragedies – Shakespearean and Greek

It’s the weekend so, to celebrate, here is a special offer: Two posts for the price of one (i.e. nothing). A Shakespearean Tragedy in the making Last night I stumbled upon the second and final part of the BBC’s Simon … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Disorder, Climate Science, Consumerism, Economics, Environment, Financial Crisis, Growthmania, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Why I am not a Capitalist

Amongst other things, I explained why I am not a Socialist yesterday. Therefore, it seems only fair that I should also explain why I am not a Capitalist either. Actually, since anyone with money invested in a pension scheme is … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Climate Science, Economics, Environment, Financial Crisis, Politics | Tagged , | 21 Comments

How can we be held to ransom like this?

Given the perilous state of the EU and the world economy as a result of Italy now being at the mercy of a very small number of individuals within credit rating agencies and money-lenders (whom even entire Governments cannot control), … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Civil Disorder, Consumerism, Economics, Financial Crisis, Growthmania, Liberalism, Modernity, Money Fetishism, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why are Euro sceptics also climate sceptics?

Because both involve the maladaptive coping strategy of ‘blame-shifting’. (Clive Hamilton) It is a matter of public record that only 3 MPs (all Conservatives) voted against the third and final reading of the Climate Change Bill in October 2008 (Christopher … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Climate Science, Computer Models, Consumerism, Economics, Environment, Growthmania, IPCC, Liberalism, Money Fetishism, Politics, Scepticism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

What are the roots of this financial crisis?

As Europe lurches from one day of crisis to another, it is common to hear people ask “Where will it all end?” However, I think it is more important to ask “How did it all start?” With regard to the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Consumerism, Economics, Environment, Financial Crisis, Limits to Growth, Scepticism | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments