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Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest | openDemocracy
"One of the tactics cited in the document is to redefine the paradigms of indigenism, quilombolism and environmentalism through the lenses of liberalism and conservatism"
bolsonaro  fascism  neoliberalism  conservatism  amazon-florest  climate-change 
2 days ago by hthief
Venice is Dying a Long, Slow Death - Bloomberg
The local population is at its lowest since the 1950s, with no turnaround in sight, as tourists continue to chase locals out.
tourism  airbnb  climate-change 
7 weeks ago by hthief
Visão | Susana Peralta: “O capitalismo irá resistir às alterações climáticas? Dificilmente”
A economista e professora da Nova SBE esteve na conferência anual da Exame e desafiou a audiência a refletir sobre a capacidade do capitalismo para lidar com o combate às alterações climáticas e com as suas consequências.
capitalism  environment  climate-change 
8 weeks ago by hthief
Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready - The New York Times
fuckin pinkertons
As they see it, global warming
stands to make corporate
security as high-stakes in the
21st century as it was in the 19th.
pinkerton's  climate-change 
april 2019 by hthief
The Self-Defeating Prophecy - Unintended Consequences
The author writes about predictions and communicating them
If the worst-case, or worse than worst-case, stories are told and believed and the crisis is averted, how is that interpreted afterward? Long-run, this is a problem. It leads to distrust.
economy  politics  y2k  science  climate-change 
march 2019 by hthief
American History Tellers - The Great Depression - Dust | 4 | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
A podcast about the great depression illustrating a scenario where, due to various man-made factors, massive dust storms were pummelling the Midwest and Congress only took action when it hit them right at the doorstep; showing how future political action could take place.
history  great-depression  climate-change 
march 2019 by hthief
Future Fail | Jacob Silverman
But now, he observed, the end of the world is the promised byproduct of our own industrialization and obsessive drive for economic growth. The apocalypse, as a consequence, “is ever present, but never ‘actual’: a second reality, an image that we construct for ourselves, an incessant product of our fantasy, the catastrophe in the mind.

The apocalypse has become mundane, even
future  technology  siliconvalley  climate-change 
september 2017 by hthief

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