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COP23 in Bonn, EU renewable targets and why China’s development will not decrease CO2 emissions

Introduction
The climate change delegates have left Bonn, congratulating themselves on another job not done. At least, they say, they ‘saved the process.’ The rich countries, which stall all real progress, have called on all others to be ‘more ambitious’ in tackling emissions. …

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Climate change, Migration, Capitalism. Solutions for systemic failure. Part 1: Systemic failures

Introduction
David Wallace-Wells’ recent article The Unhabitable Earth in New York Magazine has been read by hundreds of thousands. “It is, I promise, worse than you think,” the first sentence reads. There is no doubt that many readers have been shocked by the avalanche of sober information that the author presents in order to make the point that it is, …

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