Sunday, September 8, 2013

We cannot depend on high-profile organizations to stick to #degrowth

There are two ways to go for the human race. Gentle degrowth and harsh degrowth.

The forces of growth will fail at growth, because it is impossible. But they will keep some growth going at the expense of harsher degrowth for the poor and voiceless. So they are the side of harsh degrowth. Their policies will continue the bubble and bust experiences of the past.

The forces of gentle degrowth are the people fighting back through dispersed leaderless movements like occupy and local civic groups.

The established, high-profile environmentalist organizations and NGO's have mostly been compromised by the harsh-degrowth forces. Add to that list and the Post Carbon Institute, now selling geo-engineering and biofuels respectively.