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Capitalism Unable to Deal with Climate Change
Inter Press Service ^ | May 2, 2014 | By Farangis Abdurazokzoda

Posted on 05/03/2014 6:55:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON - It is time to craft new politics and economic policies to address the sustainability crisis, according to the latest edition of a flagship report by the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank here.

“We need to rethink many of our basic economic assumptions and mechanisms, and aim not only for a better and wiser distribution of resources, but also a better sharing of available work. This can’t be accomplished via conventional forms of capitalism.”

The global community has delayed addressing the issues associated with rapid climate change and environmental degradation for too long, according to the 294-page report, “Governing for Sustainability”.

And it is this failure in governance that has resulted in the most alarming environmental challenges that we face today, the institute warns, from water shortages to climate change.

(Excerpt) Read more at ipsnews.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; communism; globalwarminghoax; hoax; marxism; socialism

1 posted on 05/03/2014 6:55:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course not. That’s EXACTLY why climate change was invented!


2 posted on 05/03/2014 6:56:52 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dictatorial thought never ends.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 6:59:19 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Glow-bull/climate warming/change/disruption/calamity. Keep changing the name to keep the no/low info voters confused.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 6:59:58 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s why the abolition of capitalism is needed along with the establishment of block watchers, guard posts on every corner, national I.D. cards, implementation of a national security force, a new oath to The Dear Leader instead of the Constitution, the banning of private autos except for government business, the criminalization of the possession of hydro carbons.........

IMHO


5 posted on 05/03/2014 7:06:11 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
" the U.S. and U.K. administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, buttressed by conservative economists such as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, strongly undermined the role of the government. The effect was particularly potent in those parts of the government dedicated to public welfare, health, education and environment."

The "It's Bush's fault" line no longer works, how 'bout "It's Reagan's fault"?

6 posted on 05/03/2014 7:13:13 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So dealing with climate change requires the abolition of capitalism?

Gee, who would have guessed?


7 posted on 05/03/2014 7:16:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’re watermelons- Green on the Outside, Red on the inside. Establishment Republicans are Yellow Watermelons- Green on the outside, Yellow on the inside.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 7:19:20 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The very nature of capitalism makes it one of the best ways to deal with change.....providing it’s real and necessary.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 7:23:07 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It is not the business of capitalism to deal with “climate change”, if all that is involved is to pay more taxes.

Now, it there really WERE a profit to be made in dealing with “climate change”, you could bet that the forces of capitalism would be all over the “change”.

Here is a suggestion: Turn the Sahara Desert into a rain forest.

All along the west cost of Africa, set up a series of thorium-powered atomic piles, whose sole purpose is to heat up sea water, distilling it into huge condensation towers, and flushing the concentrated brine resulting back out to sea. The distillate is collected at the base of the condensation towers, and pumped over the Atlas Mountains, to run at first as underground streams, then welling up into rivers and put to use as an irrigation system. When a sufficient flow of water is achieved, the entire Sahara would be turned into a huge agricultural and forested basin, able to support vastly more life than is now the case.

Over time, this profusion of forest and farmland would in turn attract more rain, which does not now fall on the Sahara, or falls, but evaporates before it ever reaches the surface of the terrain. This would continue to spread the green belt all the way across northern Africa, and into the rest of the Middle East, eventually all the way to Afghanistan. With plentiful food and the opportunity to give up the nomad life, at least some of the unrest would be laid to rest among the people who dwell there. Civilization in North Africa and the Middle East will have an opportunity that has not existed since the time of the Roman Empire.

Now THAT would be “climate change”. Introduce a quantum leap in the presence of green growing life forms on the earth’s surface, and the other imagined problems will recede accordingly.

Oh, yeah, it may be necessary to actually INCREASE the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. Just to feed this new plant growth.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only leftists could think that a tax on exhaling is a good idea.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 7:28:29 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Iron Munro

So, what I think we should do is a study on the most polluted countries and their ideology.

We should start with China. Most polluted country on the face of the earth. Ideology? Communist.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 7:36:14 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: alloysteel

I read a scifi story about how, in a post-fossil fuel world, they took all the excess petroleum and made huge asphalt strips in the Sahara. As they heated up, they acted like huge “mountains” to increase the rainfall in the desert.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 7:41:41 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gaia worshippers unable to deal with no climate change for over 17 years. That has not stopped them from trying to destroy personal liberty and impose more expensive government regulations.

see:

Updated Global Temperature: No global warming for 17 years, 6 months – (No Warming for 210 Months)

http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/03/04/updated-global-temperature-no-global-warming-for-17-years-6-months-no-warming-for-210-months/


14 posted on 05/03/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Man-made global warming just ain't catching on.. so investors and tyrants, it's time to look elsewhere.

Now what is universally acknowledged to be the biggest problem ever? Racism!

I saw a thread on FR about the Victims and Civil Rights industries investigating issuing "racism credits" patterned after pollution credits. Wealthy white liberals disappointed that "global warming" has fizzled are rushing to get in early.

Celebrating 100 years!

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. ~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~ Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader

One of America's oldest and most lucrative industries.
Technology for the times

15 posted on 05/03/2014 8:02:52 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s laughable. All the communist countries I have heard of are the worst polluters out there. Just look at Russia, China, North Korea, and Cuba.... All have massive pollution problems.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 8:04:31 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So we need totalitarianism.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 8:09:28 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

This is in answer to the question, why would people with contempt for the sciences wholeheartedly embrace the false notion that humans cause climate change?

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.

> Farangis Abdurazokzoda... according to the latest edition of a flagship report by the Worldwatch Institute...


18 posted on 05/03/2014 8:09:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the alternative is collectivism, which will kill everyone, thus cooling the planet.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Capitalism is not “Sustainable”. As per Sustainable Development.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 8:40:14 AM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Because we should all take economic lessons from communists called Farangis Abdurazokzoda


21 posted on 05/03/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
HUMANS Capitalism Unable to Deal with Climate Change

Fixed it. We didn't cause it. We can't stop it. Change happens. Change is the only constant in climate.

22 posted on 05/03/2014 8:53:05 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Markets can be excellent tools for certain purposes, but they do not have a social conscience, environmental ethic or long-term vision,” Renner notes.

Capitalism provides the means and motive for the accumulation of capital which will pay for the solutions needed, and the intensification of capital which will implement technological advances needed, to solve any crisis caused by climate change.

23 posted on 05/03/2014 8:55:05 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Capitalism is not “Sustainable”. As per Sustainable Development.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 10:24:05 AM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Lazamataz
Because we should all take economic lessons from communists called Farangis Abdurazokzoda

Sounds like a name fit for a villain in the next Stars Wars/Star Trek movie franchize ....
25 posted on 05/03/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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