“This human community is in danger due to climate change which is related to the accumulation of riches by countries and social groups…. We have to change the belief that to have more is to live better”.
Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia, 22 December, 2012
To see what this means in Manchester, see our reports, Living Well and In Place of Growth: http://steadystatemanchester.net/our-reports/
Evo Morales speaking on climate and accumulation at the celebration of the December solstice.
Two recent video interviews with the author of A Green Deal for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion:-
1) 1970s and now (ecological crisis and eco-action)
2) Steady State and “decoupling”
A new short pamphlet from the Irwell Group looks at the zero-growth option for Manchester’s economy in the light of economic recession and the spectre of runaway climate change. The old approach of trying to get 3.5% growth for ever is not going to work, and if it did the results would be increased inequality and climate suicide.
Go to the Irwell Group site: http://irwellgroup.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/102/