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The complexity and interdependence of ecosystems mean that exclusively human-centric social organizations pose an increasingly grave threat to non-human species and to the environment, as well as to indigenous human societies. Incorrect decisions made by the dominant human power structure can easily propagate and augment their impact. Decentralisation of power and “local” solutions seem to offer the only remedies that can avert us from imminent global destruction, writes Ukrainian eco-centrist Victor Postikov.
October 7, 2009 Comments Off on Deep Ecology and Alternative Political Models
Some political commentators focus on differences between light and deep greens, while others stress the distinction between between left and right greens. Saskatchewan writer David Greenfield has identified nine distinct types of green, covering almost the full spectrum of political and ecological views.
April 12, 2009 Comments Off on Nine Shades of Green
Many Deep Ecologists and other ecological thinkers have over the years declared that the politics of ecology transcend the traditional categories of Left and Right. In the early 1980’s the slogan, “We are Neither Left nor Right but Ahead” became a popular cliché of some Green political parties and movement groups. By putting the word ‘Left’ in front of biocentrism, Saskatchewan writer David Greenfield explains that Left-Biocentrism is bucking the trend among Deep Ecologists, and clearly indicating that there is more to be said about the social aspects of Deep Ecology.
July 29, 2008 1 Comment
The political situation of the green movement in Italy is not good, writes Italian eco-centrist Guido Dalla Casa. This isn’t unusual in Italy: there’s almost no mention of the environment in Italian political discourse and the concept of Deep Ecology is almost unknown. Italian Green Party publications do not even mention Deep Ecology, and the last national elections were a disaster for the environmental movement. With no green representative in the Italian parliament there is little hope of any deep or even shallow greening coming from the Italian political sphere.
June 17, 2008 4 Comments