Unsustainable growth

Environmental Economics

At current growth rate, the cover of @tylercowen and @ATabarrok ’s textbook will soon be completely obscured by hands. pic.twitter.com/QDwUkB6xs6. Daniel Lin (@DLin71) January 15, 2015

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The End of Growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “We do not have enough growth in the economy. For that statement, I suggest, we read: “We must have more growth so that capital can make more profits and screw the Planet and its inhabitants.” Perpetual growth, as is being advocated by our governments and the business lobby, however, is not, never was, and never will be, something that can ever work on a finite Planet such as is the Earth, and it is not, never was, and never can be, sustainable.

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Researchers Identify a Gene that Regulates the Angle of Root Growth in Corn

Environmental News Network

The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State.

10 Effective Email Marketing Growth Hacks

Green Prophet

American consumers are more concerned about the planet than steady economic growth, new report. We have compiled a list of 10 effective email marketing growth hacks to ensure the email marketing campaign you design brings in the results you want. .

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With Growth of Arctic Shipping, Canada Must Prepare for Major Oil Spills, Study Says

Environmental News Network

With Growth of Arctic Shipping, Canada Must Prepare for Major Oil Spills, Study SaysMelting sea ice is spurring a shipping boom in the Northwest Passage, raising the specter of oil spills in the Arctic.

Does income inequality cause decreased economic growth?

Environmental Economics

' One of Reich's basic premises in Inequality for All is that income inequality causes decreased economic growth.  then we should see a negative correlation between measures of income inequality and income growth.    That is, as income becomes less equal, income growth should slow down.    So I decided to look at the correlation between the Gini coefficient in year X and GDP growth in years X+1, X+2, X+3,,X+10.

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The madness of perpetual growth on a finite planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is amazing how many, apparently same, people believe that you can have infinite perpetual economic growth on a finite Planet such as ours. Perpetual economic growth and its cousin, limitless technological expansion, are notions and beliefs so deeply and firmly held by so many in this culture that they often go entirely unquestioned. economic growth economics expansion green living growth politics

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Five myths about economic growth

Green (Living) Review

Love it – there are so few organisations pointing out the insanity of the quest for perpetual growth (image: [link] ). Growth was probably economic for much of American history. Economic growth is often miraculous Right now we’ve got the Chinese miracle. economic growth economyWe were sent this by CASSE – the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

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Climate after Growth – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate after Growth by Asher Miller & Rob Hopkins A Report published 2013 by Post Carbon Institute and Transition Network 27 Pages A4 PDF Downloadable free a Post Carbon Institute ( [link] ) This report states what I have been saying as well, and that for years already, namely that simply replacing fossil fuels with renewables is not going to work, however nice this would be. climate Climate after Growth economy green living post-carbon

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Fake economic growth

Green (Living) Review

In the economic statistics, however, those cars show up as sales of new vehicles and thus create a fake economic growth and also a fake GDP for the countries where those cars have been made and registered. But this fake economy and growth is also the key reason why obsolescence is built into (almost) every product today as only NEW sales count in the statistics and repair does not show up in this league table and it is but that league table that counts.

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Blue Growth by Design

Cool Green Science

With offshore investments rapidly increasing, the decisions we make today—to either pursue ad hoc, unregulated growth or thoughtful, science-based growth—will be the difference between a world with polluted waters, damaged habitats and depleted fisheries or one like the EU’s where healthy oceans are sustaining thriving communities and growing economies. Through our Global Tuna Action Plan two of our three Blue Growth pillars—sustainable management and governance—come into play.

"Professor predicts 'historically slow growth' for region"

Environmental Economics

Davis, past chair of the university’s Department of Finance and recent recipient of the Wade Brown Award for Community Recognition by the Boone Area of Commerce, said the economy’s biggest problem is a lack of growth preventing wage increases. The United States has experienced slow growth since the Great Recession (2007-09). With employment growth of more than 2 percent, North Carolina is doing better than the national average. “We’re

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‘Limits to Growth’ vindicated: World headed towards economic, environmental collapse

Green (Living) Review

Researchers from the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) at the University of Melbourne used data from the last 40 years to compare to predictions made by the authors of the 1972 book “ Limits to Growth.” They plotted the data alongside the ‘Limits to Growth’ scenarios. The dotted line shows the Limits to Growth “business-as-usual” scenario out to 2100. economic growth green living Limits to Growth

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The obsession with economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Governments all over the world, bar in the tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan, are obsessed, literally, with economic growth but not in order that people can have a better life and way of life but because it determines the general domestic product (GDP) of a country and with it and through it a nation''s credit status and credit worthiness. This obsession with growth goes even so far as to creating a fake growth in that industry keeps producing.

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Common Resources: Economic Growth and Carbon Taxes

Environmental Economics

Ray Kopp:  I believe it’s time to end the discussion of the impact a carbon tax would have on US economic growth. A new study by scholars at RFF shows that a substantial, broad-based, revenue-neutral tax on carbon dioxide emissions would have imperceptible effects on macroeconomic growth as measured by GDP. My hunch was right, at least in the RFF-modeled-the-effect-and-supported-my-assertion kind of right, and you know I like to be right.

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Do "neoclassical economists regard population growth as necessary for per capita growth in gross domestic product over the long term"?

Environmental Economics

Bob Hughes, American Fisheries Society president writes : "Population growth is a component of economic growth, determining it's natural rate (Harrod 1939). In addition, neoclassical economists regard population growth as necessary for per capita growth in gross domestic product over the long term (Romer 1990; Jones 1998). knowledge, education) is necessary for economic growth but population is not (here is the pdf ).

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Growth Mindset Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

What is a growth mindset, and why does it matter? Students with a growth mindset believe that ability can change as a result of effort, perseverance, and practice. Students with a growth mindset see mistakes as ways to learn, embrace challenges, and persist in the face of setbacks. The growth mindset toolkit is a self-contained professional development session (a “PD-in-a-Box”) built to ensure that teachers have a positive experience while learning more about growth mindset.

Why ‘green growth’ is an oxymoron: Brian Czech of CASSE

Low Impact

Now they all want to maximise profits, and all support economic growth. Because we operate in green circles, we hear a lot about sustainable growth, or green growth, and it drives me insane – it’s such an oxymoron.

Renewable energy will not support economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy will not and cannot support perpetual economic growth, the way we have been doing it for so long, for too long, in fact. But unless we plan for the post-growth renewable future, and do this now, existing economic institutions may tend to shatter rather than adapt smoothly. In the post-growth society (and economy) things will have to me done differently, made differently, and we will have to change many of our current ways and practices.

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The myths of sustainable consumption and sustainable growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Across the globe the concept of sustainable consumption is being touted as the way of the future, a change in lifestyle and values that promises “green growth”– economic growth that doesn’t hurt the environment. The term itself is, however, an oxymoron for it also keeps relying on the other oxymoron, that of sustainable growth. Permanent consumerism and consumption is not sustainable and there simply is no such thing as sustainable growth.

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The fairytale of green economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Politicians, industry and media are telling us for decades the fairytale of green economic growth and sustainable consumption and many believe in this myth all to eagerly. All in the name of “economic growth” and now we are being presented with the fairytale of “green economic growth” as the greatest thing since sliced bread (not that sliced bread is actually such a great thing).

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Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger

Low Impact

Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. At the beginning of my career, I was looking for the ‘green growth’ solution.

"Misleading Talk about Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth"

Environmental Economics

Is it the steady state ecological economists ("We should encourage our public bodies, to adopt an economic policy that rejects the endless pursuit of aggregate growth") or the folks who that that a technological solution exists such that GDP increases and CO2 emissions goes down?   In this case, economic growth might be accompanied by no change in CO 2 emissions.    In this case, economic growth might be accompanied by reduced CO 2 emissions. 

Protecting Florida’s Last Old-Growth Pines

Nature Conservancy - Science

That is one of the reasons why so many rare old growth trees have been killed with the reintroduction of fire,” she says, “but these trees are a very rare and valuable resource that needs special care and planning.”. Navarra adds that the death of old growth longleafs is never intentional, but with thousands of acres that are long unburned, it’s difficult for land managers to identify and protect the old trees. Archiving Old-Growth Trees.

Paul Krugman and The Tortoise: Why the Limits to Growth Are Real

Green (Living) Review

Paul Krugman seems to have created some kind of a similar paradox with a recent New York Time s article (“ Slow Steaming and the Limits to Growth ”) where he sets out to demonstrate that the world''s gross domestic product (GDP) can continue growing even while reducing energy production. economic growth green living One of the best known of Zeno''s paradoxes says that Achilles will never be able to overtake the tortoise in front of him, no matter how fast he runs.

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What’s More Important… Economic Growth or Sustainability?

Green (Living) Review

Think about the challenges the planet earth and all of its inhabitants have faced since the growth of modern human civilization. With economic growth comes destruction of one world and the development of another. Will the shelves still be stocked in our stores, will businesses even be able to stay in business under a system entirely based on economic growth and profit margins? What’s more important… Economic Growth or Sustainability ?

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Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset

The Green Changemakers

The Educator with a Growth Mindset from Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D Stanford Alumni, 2014) Stanford University’s Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education : Read an interview transcript for an introduction to Carol S. Dweck’s work and thinking, including her research into mindsets and the concept of "fixed mindset" versus "growth mindset." OneDublin.org, 2012) Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset : Clarify some common misconceptions about growth mindset.

Are We Undervaluing Nature’s Role in the World’s Growth Story?

Cool Green Science

And it’s a solution that cannot only help solve climate change but also help transform our global growth story. I have also seen development occur in a way that can be replicated at the global scale required to make truly sustainable, climate-friendly growth a reality. Much of this “green growth” story to date has focused on new energy technology, and the renewables sector has made great strides. Like most fathers of teenage children, I am often accused of being out of touch.

Qualitative Growth

The Green Changemakers

From an ecological point of view, all of this is good news, since continuing growth of such material consumption on a finite planet can only lead to catastrophe. At the same time, over 2 billion people who do not over-consume are even further deprived by conventional economic growth, free trade, and globalization. No growth" is not the answer. Growth is a central characteristic of all life; a society, or economy, that does not grow will die sooner or later.

Earth911 Podcast: Thinking Through Post-Growth Living With Philosopher Kate Soper

AGreenLiving

Arguments against embracing sustainable choices often suggest life will be … The post Earth911 Podcast: Thinking Through Post-Growth Living With Philosopher Kate Soper appeared first on Earth 911.

Thirsty Thursday beer post: the effect of beer consumption on economic growth

Environmental Economics

This study uses 1971–2007 state-level data from the United States to estimate the impact of beer consumption on economic growth. We document that beer consumption has negative effects on economic growth measures once the endogeneity of beer consumption is addressed. Yes, beer does make Homer less productive. Resul Cesur and Inas Rashad Kelly in Economic Inquiry : Few studies explore the linkages between health behaviors and macroeconomic outcomes.

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Growth in electric vehicles sales central to closing emissions gap

Green (Living) Review

Looking beyond 2020, EVs and innovation in this area present a major growth opportunity not only for car manufacturers but for the energy sector as a whole.”

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If you add 1 to 1, that's 100% growth

Environmental Economics

The report by the American Wind Energy Association said the state added more electricity from wind power on a percentage basis in 2011 than any other state did, although the growth came from a low starting point. Ohio is making gains in the “green economy,” according to a new report that says the state is one of the nation’s fastest-growing new markets for wind projects.

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Growth hacking with CROs for impact and ecological businesses

Green Prophet

“I am not a plastic bag”, was a growth hacking message and product that generated massive amounts of sales while creating great marketing positioning for a fashion designer, with purpose. . This vision might be fulfilled by a new kind of role we are seeing coming from Silicon Valley and the position is driven by growth hackers normally working in bunkers from the basement or working hand in hand with the marketing VP.

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Solar Foundation Reports Solar Jobs Decline 4 Percent Nationwide, But 29 States See Jobs Growth

Green Living Guy

The post Solar Foundation Reports Solar Jobs Decline 4 Percent Nationwide, But 29 States See Jobs Growth appeared first on Green Living Guy. Solar Employs More Than 250,000 Americans, Jobs Nearly Triple Since 2010 U.S.

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Endless growth is a real danger

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) More than 150 years ago John Stuart Mills wrote this and he went on to say that in advanced capitalist countries it is necessary to establish, what he called, a stationary state of the economy in order to limit unnecessary growth.

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UK solar growth stalls following government subsidy cuts

Green (Living) Review

Large solar power farm development largely stopped following April cuts, new figures show, and smaller farms will be hit next The amount of solar power being installed in the UK has largely flatlined since the closure by the government of a subsidy scheme in April, even before a new round of subsidy cuts has taken effect.

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Green for Growth for UK Tourism Business

Green (Living) Review

Despite the recession we enjoyed good growth during 2008 and 2009. The Green Tourism Business Scheme has reported a 50 per cent rise in the number of applications to its world famous independent certification scheme compared to the same time last year. An increase in staycations along with a desire to save money and reduce unnecessary expenditure has prompted an increase in interest from accommodation providers, holiday resorts and visitor centres looking to enrol in the GTBS.

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Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that the Earth is finite, it can't grow, and so are all of her mineral resources, which don't regrow either, talking about sustainable and growth in the same breath is an oxymoron and a fallacy. Sustainable economic growth is not possible as more and more growth is NOT sustainable regardless of what the powers that be try to claim. A finite Planet means that sustainable economic growth cannot be.

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Can Growth in Sustainable Energy Reduce Natural Resources Overspend?

AGreenLiving

Globally, we are consuming resources faster than the Earth can … The post Can Growth in Sustainable Energy Reduce Natural Resources Overspend? Go here to read the rest: Can Growth in Sustainable Energy Reduce Natural Resources Overspend? Eco appeared-first are-consuming business & policy earth earth911-com- energy energy-reduce first-on-earth911 growth home & garden natural-resources reduce resources resources-faster sustainable

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Growth Boom Continues for New Farming Companies

Green (Living) Review

1997 was the last time we saw significant start-up growth in the farming industry prior to this spell. The country will be looking towards growth industries to lead us into more prosperous times and whilst the growth may be new, farming is part of the DNA of the UK economy.”

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When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sustainability and business growth don’t usually get talked about together. Johnson Controls—inventor of the thermostat—is contributing to growth in the green building market. With these examples and more, there is increasing evidence that sustainability can be a driver of business growth. Building the Evidence for When Sustainability Can Drive Growth. The big questions for science, policy, and management are: When can sustainability drive new growth?

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Good Growth

The Green Changemakers

Yet policy-makers and commentators remain fixed on GDP and growth above all else. Good Growth goes a step further. It recommends that at the same time as tracking GDP the Government should adopt the good growth index, so that economic policy decisions are aligned with citizens’ wishes. Authors Kitty Ussher Publication Type Pamphlet Publication Date 2011-11-11 ISBN 978-1-906693-87-9 Cost 10.0