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10:00 am, July 22nd, 2021 - 75 comments
Categories: climate change, disaster - Tags: deep green politics, doughnut economics, how change happens, kate raworth, limits to growth, post-growth
Here’s Kate Raworth, of Doughnut Economics fame,
When the @DailyMailUK reports that humanity is tracking the projections of the 1972 Limits to Growth report – and notes that pursuing endless economic growth looks near impossible – then you know something is shifting in the world…. https://t.co/KKbnzi3KVw h/t @PlanB_earth
— Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth) July 17, 2021
People can follow the link to look at the report, but the point of the post here is to note how change happens, and that it is happening. It looks too slow, and it is too slow, but we have tipping points on our side, and we want to be be in the best position to intervene so we tip in a good way. Raworth is saying that when a right wing, populist, UK tabloid runs a piece talking about how the Limits of Growth report was right, then we’re making headway in the general population.
What we need now are a multitude of degrowth stories, so we change the narrative from TINA, green BAU, brown tech, mars will save us to we can live within the limit of nature and still have good lives.
For those that understand the cyclical, interconnected nature of reality and why growth is inherently limited in the physical world and that our best hope in the face of the impending catastrophe is shifts in consciousness to remembering the earth is our mother, here’s a post of kia kaha and keep up the good work, because while there are no certainties, we are making a difference.
I’ve written about the Powerdown as a way of fast reducing GHG emissions while also transitioning to the most resilient society we can be for the already locked in changes.
For those looking for a more mainstream approach to degrowth or steady state, here’s an intro to Doughnut Economics,
Feel free to share the pro-active, narrative changing, this is the world we want stories below.