Monthly Archives: September 2021

The limits to growth, revisited

Fifty years ago, in 1971, a team of young scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released findings from a year-long study of the capacity of Earth’s natural systems to sustain a rising rate of growth in population and economic … Continue reading

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The murky world of environmental regulation

In the depths of the Great Depression, a writer named Upton Sinclair stood for governor of California. His platform was to “End Poverty In California” (EPIC) by taking over disused properties and turning them into cooperative ventures for the unemployed. … Continue reading

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Will the Jacobs review shake the government into action?

When it passed Tasmania’s parliament in 2008, the Climate Change (State Action) Act earned a measure of respect because it gave the state Australia’s first legislated emissions reduction target, a very modest 60 per cent by 2050. That respect has … Continue reading

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