A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and the Global Economy

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bjbj Faith Economy Ecology (FEE) Communities of faith are invited to sign this new statement,
"A call to integrate faith, ecology and the global economy." Read by David Kane As hope-filled
people, we stand in awe of Earth s goodness and its capacity to provide abundant life
for all God s creation. We recognize our interconnection with Earth with air, water, land, plants and
other creatures. We recognize the dignity of the human person as an individual and as
part of a community. We embrace our power and responsibility to create a human economy
that fits within Earth s ecological boundaries, more authentically serves human needs and
builds community. We envision: A new economic model that embodies social and ecological
values bound by Earth s biophysical limits A sufficiency-based economy where all people,
regardless of gender, race or other characteristics, equitably share access to Earth s gifts that
nourish and sustain them: nutritious food, clean water, suitable shelter; where development
is measured by a society s success in increasing human well being while preserving ecological
balance rather than by its gross domestic product. A just global distribution of resources,
knowledge and technology such that well-being flourishes in communities of less industrialized
nations that have experienced underdevelopment and de-growth, or downsizing occurs in communities
in industrialized nations that use a disproportionate share of Earth s resources. A world where
all have secure, meaningful, and ecologically responsible livelihoods and where human activity,
based on cooperation, promotes ecological regeneration, the preservation of beauty and
the restoration of previous damage. closed loop real economy where recycling and reuse
are maximized. People with sufficient resources, opportunities, freedom, and time to care for
one another, engage in civic life, expand their creativity, and deepen their spirituality.
Communities living in peace with sufficient public resources and freely shared knowledge
to ensure health and wholeness for Earth and all its inhabitants. Governance that is participatory
and transparent, through which policy decisions are made as locally as possible, consistent
with the reality that every locality is part of a global society. Yet we witness: The destructive
power of a growth-driven economic model that ignores Earth s limits and its need to rest
and regenerate. The valuing of money and material goods more than humans and ecosystems. The
inherent violence of an economy that grows along with the wealth of a few individuals
and corporations while the natural world and human well being the clearest signs of God
s bounty suffer and deteriorate. The use of international financial institutions, corporate
lobbying and marketing, think tanks, major media and military force to secure the wealth
and power of a small part of society while a great many others, especially women and
people of color are often excluded. Free trade and economic globalization that increase ecological
depletion and leave masses of people vulnerable through deeper poverty and insufficient access
to food, water, education and health care. The loss of people, cultures, species and
traditional knowledge forced aside as our lives are dominated by a world view that seeks
economic growth regardless of the consequences; Soul-deadening over-consumption and the endless
quest for more that paralyzes far too many people in wealthier societies. We also witness
the sheer increase in throughput of material and energy in the economy due to expanding
consumer demand and economic growth that contribute to climate change, species extinctions, loss
of biodiversity, depletion of freshwater and other resources, ocean dead zones, topsoil
degradation, deforestation, dying coral reefs and the decimation of ocean fish stocks. We
stand firm in our commitment to a new way of life and a different economy, based on
the integrity and dignity of all creation, the common good, ecological health and resilience,
sufficiency, equality, solidarity, caring for the most vulnerable and impoverished,
and decision-making at the most local level possible. This will require innumerable inter-related
changes; among them, the four that follow will serve to guide our work: Paradigm Shift
in Mindset and Values: An essential shift from an ethic of exploitation to an ethic
of right relationship is essential for individuals and for society. This will entail change from
a focus on material goods to holistic well-being; from excess to sufficiency; from exclusion
to inclusion; from competition to cooperation; from pursuing privilege to serving the common
good; from the pre-eminence of humanity to the reverence for all life. Toward this end
we will be guided by the wisdom of our sacred scriptures and religious traditions, especially
Sabbath traditions of Leviticus and Deuteronomy and the inclusive table of Jesus, which: provides
enough for everyone, with no one storing up more than is needed; cares for the widow,
orphan, stranger and traveler; honors a weekly Sabbath, providing rest and human restraint
from busy, frenetic economic activities; allows the land to rest every seven years; decrees
a Jubilee every 50 years, when slaves are freed, debts cancelled and families have their
land restored to them; and models the breaking of bread, by creating strong communities built
on care for one another. Public policies for an Economy of Right Relationship: Starting from the deep recognition that the
economy must fit within Earth s limits where resources are not used faster than they can
be regenerated and wastes are not deposited faster than they can be safely assimilated.
Policies must change to move toward a steady state economy in overdeveloped industrial
countries and sustainable development in impoverished countries. Current institutions and rules
must change so that individuals, communities and whole societies can participate equitably
in the economy and share in Earth s bounty. Financial institutions should embrace the
principle of subsidiarity, allowing decisions to be made at the most local level possible.
Priority should be given to policies that distribute wealth widely and decentralize
economic power. Toward this end we will seek to understand more fully what transformations
are required to attain economic right relationship. We will promote a serious reorientation of
the global economy away from growth and toward human development. We will pursue changes
in laws, policies, international agreements, and institutions to create a more durable,
resilient and fair economy. We will examine our lifestyles and decrease consumption. We
will advocate for sustainable levels of resource use and safe quantities of waste production,
including equitably assigned reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. An Economy of Thriving
and Resilient Communities: living the new paradigm and strengthening its hold on society
we will shift from a perception of ourselves as independent individuals to ourselves as
interdependent members of thriving communities. All have something to contribute as we give
and receive gifts and talents among neighbors through barter systems, cooperatives and worker-owned
businesses. Community-based investment and economic development will help individuals
to deepen their connection with the place where they live and will keep resources circulating
locally. This will build community assets and strengthen social ties. We will embrace
subsidiarity decisions will be made at the local level by the very people whose lives
are impacted most. Toward this end we will learn more from the sustainable community-level
examples known well by indigenous peoples and already functioning in our local communities
in the United Sates and around the world, spread those ideas, participate in them ourselves
and express our solidarity by supporting their efforts. Return of Corporations to their proper place
in society: In order to achieve the changes described above, it is clear that we must
decrease the amount of influence that corporations wield in government and society in general.
The reigning forces in our world should serve the interests of the common good, rather than
the private interests of a wealthy few. Corporations should be accountable not only to shareholders,
but also to, their workers, regulatory bodies, the communities in which they are embedded,
and the natural world. Toward this end we will study the history and design of the corporation
to better understand its proper role in a just world. We will declare a separation of
corporation and state and work for initiatives to decrease corporate influence in government,
the media and our lives. We will work to stop reckless financial practices that exploit
natural resources and people. We will help cultivate financial institutions that respect
Earth s limits and ensure economic participation with dignity for all people. Our call to others:
Grounded in our faith and speaking from our core principles and values, we call on people
of good will to join us in re-examining the false panacea of a development model dependent
on over-consumption. We seek a new understanding of the proper place for humans in the created
world and right relationships within the human community and between the human and Earth
communities. We place our hope in God s grace and the human capacity to face all these challenges
with innovation, faithfulness, and creativity and to ensure the common good so that all
living things might flourish. November 12, 2009 Signing Organizations Adorers of the
Blood of Christ, United States Region HYPERLINK "http://bcm-net.org/" \t "_blank" Bartimaeus
Cooperative HYPERLINK "http://www.bfranciscan.org/bfs/" \t "_blank" Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
HYPERLINK "http://www.steadystate.org/" \t "_blank" Center for the Advancement of the
Steady State Economy HYPERLINK "http://www.coc.org/" \t "_blank" Center of Concern HYPERLINK "http://www.ccfj.org/"
\t "_blank" Collaborative Center for Justice HYPERLINK "http://www.columban.org/" \t "_blank"
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach HYPERLINK "http://www.cdptexas.org/" \t "_blank"
Congregation of Divine Providence, Leadership Council HYPERLINK "http://www.csasisters.org/index.cfm"
\t "_blank" Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes Fond du Lac, WI HYPERLINK "http://www.chmiowa.org/"
\t "_blank" Congregation of the Humility of Mary HYPERLINK "http://www.dcwcp.org/" \t
"_blank" Daughters of Charity, St. Louis, Provincial Council HYPERLINK "http://www.grdominicans.org/"
\t "_blank" Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids, MI HYPERLINK "http://www.springfieldop.org/"
\t "_blank" Dominican Sisters of Springfield Leadership team HYPERLINK "http://www.sinsinawa.org/"
\t "_blank" Dominicans of Sinsinawa Leadership HYPERLINK "http://faithandmoneynetwork.org/"
\t "_blank" Faith and Money Network, Inc. HYPERLINK "http://www.franciscanaction.org/"
\t "_blank" Franciscan Action Network HYPERLINK "http://www.fslf.org/" \t "_blank" Franciscan
Sisters and Associates of Little Falls, Minnesota HYPERLINK "http://www.alleganyfranciscans.org/"
\t "_blank" Franciscan Sisters of Allegany HYPERLINK "http://www.holycrossjustice.org/"
\t "_blank" Holy Cross International Justice Office HYPERLINK "http://www.ssps-usa.org/jpic/index.html"
\t "_blank" Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters JPIC, USA HYPERLINK "http://www.presentationsisters.org/about-us/presentation-connections.php"
\t "_blank" International Presentation Association of Presentation Sisters (IPA) HYPERLINK "http://www.lcwr.org/"
\t "_blank" Leadership Conference of Women Religious HYPERLINK "http://www.cpps-ofallon.org/"
\t "_blank" Leadership Team Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, O Fallon, MO HYPERLINK
"http://www.lorettocommunity.org/" \t "_blank" Loretto Community HYPERLINK "http://lorettocommunity.org/mission.e.len.html"
\t "_blank" Loretto Earth Network HYPERLINK "http://maryknollaffiliates.org/" \t "_blank"
Maryknoll Affiliates HYPERLINK "http://maryknollogc.org/" \t "_blank" Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
HYPERLINK "http://www.medicalmissionsisters.org/justice.htm" \t "_blank" Medical Mission Sisters Alliance
for Justice HYPERLINK "http://www.mmssectorasia.org/" \t "_blank" Medical Mission Sisters, Sector
North India HYPERLINK "http://www.mercyworld.org/main.asp" \t "_blank" Mercy International Association
HYPERLINK "http://www.ncrlc.com/" \t "_blank" National Catholic Rural Life Conference HYPERLINK
"http://www.networklobby.org/" \t "_blank" NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice
Lobby HYPERLINK "http://www.paxchristiusa.org/" \t "_blank" Pax Christi USA PLANT (Partners
for the Land and Agricultural Needs of Traditional Peoples) HYPERLINK "http://www.presentationsistersfargo.com/Peace_and_Justice/peace_and_justice.html"
\t "_blank" Presentation Peace and Justice Center HYPERLINK "http://www.ssnd-milw.org/index.asp"
\t "_blank" Provincial Council of School Sisters of Notre Dame Milwaukee Province HYPERLINK
"http://www.racinedominicans.org/" \t "_blank" Racine Dominican Sisters ROAR (Religious Orders
Along the River) ROW (Religious on Water) School Sisters of Notre Dame Shalom North
America Coordinating Committee School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin International
& U.S. Province Leadership Teams HYPERLINK "http://www.servitesisters.org/servitesisters/index.html"
\t "_blank" Servants of Mary (Servite Sisters), Ladysmith, WI HYPERLINK "http://sisters-of-charity-federation.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Charity Federation HYPERLINK "http://www.srcharitycinti.org/about/leadership.htm"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Leadership Council HYPERLINK "http://www.scls.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth HYPERLINK "http://www.scnfamily.org/" \t "_blank"
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Central Leadership HYPERLINK "http://www.scny.org/" \t "_blank"
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul HYPERLINK "http://www.srsofcharity.org/" \t
"_blank" Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Leadership Team HYPERLINK "http://www.bvmcong.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary HYPERLINK "http://www.humilityofmary.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of the Humility of Mary HYPERLINK "http://www.mercymidatlantic.org/history.html"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Justice Office HYPERLINK "http://www.mercyne.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community Justice Office HYPERLINK "http://www.holycrosssisters.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross USA Province Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Justice and Peace Network HYPERLINK "http://sndohio.org/" \t "_blank" Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,
Ohio Province Leadership Team Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, US National Team HYPERLINK
"http://www.presentationsisterssf.org/" \t "_blank" Sisters of the Presentation, San
Francisco HYPERLINK "http://www.spsmw.org/" \t "_blank" Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods,
IN Leadership Team Sisters of Providence, Holyoke, MA Leadership Team Sisters of St
Joseph of Chambery/West Hartford, Justice and Peace Committee HYPERLINK "http://www.tiffinfranciscans.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Francis leadership team, Tiffin, Ohio HYPERLINK "http://www.osfdbq.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa Leadership Team HYPERLINK "http://www.clintonfranciscans.com/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa Leadership HYPERLINK "http://www.osfphila.org/about/leadership"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Leadership HYPERLINK "http://www.rochesterfranciscan.org/Pages/body/index.html"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, MN HYPERLINK "http://www.sistersofstfrancis.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Francis, Savannah, MO HYPERLINK "http://www.csjcarondelet.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet HYPERLINK "http://www.ssjphila.org/" \t "_blank"
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia HYPERLINK "http://www.ssjrochester.org/section.cfm?id=10"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, NY HYPERLINK "http://www.ssjspringfield.com/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Leadership Team HYPERLINK "http://www.ssj-tosf.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis Leadership HYPERLINK
"http://www.sistersofstpaulusa.org/" \t "_blank" Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres District USA
HYPERLINK "http://www.divinecompassion.org/" \t "_blank" Sisters of the Divine Compassion
HYPERLINK "http://www.sistersofthedivinesavior.org/index.htm" \t "_blank" Sisters of the Divine Savior,
North American Province Leadership Team HYPERLINK "http://www.cscsisters.org/Pages/Default.aspx"
\t "_blank" Sisters of the Holy Cross- Congregation Justice Committee HYPERLINK "http://www.holyfamilysisters.org/"
\t "_blank" Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont, California HYPERLINK "http://www.dubuquepresentations.org/Index.cfm"
\t "_blank" Sisters of the Presentation Dubuque Leadership Team HYPERLINK "http://www.ecologicalhope.org/"
\t "_blank" Spirituality and Ecological Hope St. Joseph of Cluny, Province of USA and Canada
HYPERLINK "http://www.umc-gbcs.org/" \t "_blank" United Methodist Church, General Board of
Church and Society HYPERLINK "http://www.ursulinesisters.org/" \t "_blank" Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
HYPERLINK "http://www.osucentral.org/" \t "_blank" Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union,
Central Province Individual Endorsers: Anita Fearday Anne Hablas David Kane Diane Guerin,
RSM, Ph.D. Frances O Neill Jeanne Clennon, CSC Kathy McNeely Marie Dennis Marilyn Zugish
Maureen Walker Peter C. Hinde, O.Carm Sara Schley Sister Emily Demuth,C.S.C. Sister Mary
Walz Daughters of Charity Sister Sandra Lyons, OSF Sr. Anne Frawley, PBVM Sr. Janet Gottschalk,
PhD Sr. Marge Wissman Sr. Rose Therese Nolta, SSpS Bro. Brian McLauchlin, SVD Faith-Ecology-Economy:
Deepening Maryknoll s understanding of the places where faith, ecology and the global
economy intersect A reflection process sponsored by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
February 2009 Understanding the ways in which climate change has made us all aware of the
limits of our planet s natural resources, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns requests
your input to help us understand the various ways in which faith, ecology and the global
economy intersect. We know that you as Maryknollers, living among resource limits and the natural
processes for the regeneration of life. Last year, before and during election season, many
Maryknollers helped contribute to our election reflection guide, Loving our neighbor in a
shrinking world, the homily helps used throughout the year, and the Platform for the Common
Good. Since there was great energy around many of these processes, we are turning to
you to ask for help in surfacing the values and experiences that will deepen our work
around faith, ecology and economy. We ask that you come together in a small group and
follow the reflection process outlined below. You may choose to meet more than once, as
we have two suggestions of videos to watch to get the discussion going. We invite you
to draw on your own experience of the intersection of your faith, the ecology and the global
economy. We ask that you send us your reflections (before May 15, 2009) to help shape the way
we move forward with our Faith m. If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows
today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow will he not much more provide for you, O you
of little faith? As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink,
and do not worry anymore. All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your
Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will
be given you besides. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased
to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves
that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth
destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. 2. Watch together
EITHER: The Story of Stuff available for download at: http://www.storyofstuff.com * OR Chris
Martenson Crash Course Chapter 18: Environmental Data available for download at: nd to the
issues raised in the video? Considering the issues that the video surfaced, what are the
most important issues facing our community, locally and globally, today? Are there any
real life experiences that the video brings to mind? Closing prayer: LEADER: Loving God,
we come in gratitude for the gifts surrounding us. Thank you for the earth, its flowers and
grasses that you cause to regenerate over and over again so that we might know beauty
and be fed by your bounty. Be with us as we celebrate your gifts and examine the many
ways that you care for us. Help us to embrace your great and sufficient support. Guide us
as we seek to promote your will on earth. ALL: I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall my help come? My help comes from God, Who made heaven and earth. WRITTEN
SUMMARY: Please take time to summarize your reflections (during or after the meeting).
A written summary should be sent to kmcneely@maryknoll.org or by mail to the Maryknoll Office for Global
Concerns; P.O. Box 29132, Washington, D.C. 20017 (attention: Kathy McNeely) by May 15,
2009. Please include: The list of the most important values and issues that you raised.
Other experiences (e.g. mission stories related to the themes of faith, ecology and the global
economy) the group discussed. Who participated in the discussion (e.g. affiliate group, regional
Maryknoll grouping, parish group, local pastoral group where you serve). If you include in
your reflection people you minister to in your mission setting, tell us something about
the group (e.g. ethnicity, gender, age, religious affiliation, etc.) and the date and place
where the reflection took place. Please also include any evaluative comments people had
about participating in this process. Thank you again for your enthusiasm and your commitment
to global concerns! Please feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns! ogc@maryknoll.org
or kmcneely@maryknoll.org Attachments: Graphics, videos, etc HYPERLINK "http://www.storyofstuff.com"
\t "_blank" "The Story of Stuff" HYPERLINK "http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/fighting_poverty_our_human_development_initiative/"
\t "_blank" Click here to see an impressive graph by the Global Footprint Network illustrating
the challenges of sustainable development and our ecological footprint. .Faith Ecology
Economy bibliography HYPERLINK "http://maryknollogc.org/economic/Fee_bibliography.pdf" \t "_blank" PDF version of this list Eco-theology
and environmental justice Books HYPERLINK "http://www.maryknollsocietymall.org/description.cfm?ISBN=978-1-57075-711-2&CFID=642422&CFTOKEN=39986699"
\t "_blank" A moral climate: The ethics of global warming by Michael S. Northcott, Orbis
Books, 2007 HYPERLINK "http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=1877478&matches=4&author=Boff,+Leonardo&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title" \t "_blank" Ecology and liberation: A new
paradigm by Leonardo Boff, Orbis Books, 1993 HYPERLINK "http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/8291322/used/The%20Greening%20of%20Faith"
\t "_blank" The greening of faith: God, the environment and the good life edited by John
E Carroll, Paul Brockelman and Mary Westfall, University of New Hampshire, 1997 HYPERLINK
"http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?clsid=112768&productgroupid=0&isbn=0800627350" \t "_blank" The body of God: An ecological
theology by Sallie McFague, Fortress Press, 1993 HYPERLINK "http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?clsid=191523&productgroupid=0&isbn=0800662717"
\t "_blank" A new climate for theology: God, the world and global warming by Sallie McFague,
Fortress Press, 2008 HYPERLINK "http://www.maryknollsocietymall.org/description.cfm?ISBN=978-1-57075-740-2" \t "_blank" Christianity and science: Toward
a theology of nature by John F. Haught, Orbis Books, 2007 HYPERLINK "http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=5004993&matches=7&author=McDonagh,+Sean&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title"
\t "_blank" Passion for the earth: The Christian vocation to promote justice, peace and the
integrity of creation by Sean McDonagh HYPERLINK "http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=6716422&matches=24&author=McDonagh,+Sean&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title"
\t "_blank" To care for the earth: A call to a new theology by Sean McDonagh HYPERLINK
"http://www.maryknollsocietymall.org/description.cfm?ISBN=978-1-57075-186-8" \t "_blank" Earth community Earth ethics by
Larry L. Rasmussen, Orbis Books, 1996 HYPERLINK "http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?clsid=125782&productgroupid=0&isbn=0800623290"
\t "_blank" God the economist: The doctrine of God and political economy by M. Douglas
Meeks, Fortress Press, 1989 Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.ejnet.org/ej" \t "_blank" Environmental
justice/Environmental racism Peak oil and resource depletion Books: HYPERLINK "http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=8864932&matches=11&author=McDonagh,+Sean&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title"
\t "_blank" Dying for water by Sean McDonagh Websites HYPERLINK "http://www.chrismartenson.com/"
\t "_blank" Crash Concepts Great site with a crash course of 22 short videos explaining
the limits we face. HYPERLINK "http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/" \t "_blank" Life after the oil crash HYPERLINK
"http://www.drmillslmu.com/peakoil.htm" \t "_blank" Evolutionary psychology and peak
oil -- Peak oil and its societal effects HYPERLINK "http://www.peakoil.net/" \t "_blank" The
Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas HYPERLINK "http://www.wolfatthedoor.org.uk/"
\t "_blank" Wolf at the Door: The Beginner's Guide to Peak Oil HYPERLINK "http://www.planetforlife.com/index.html"
\t "_blank" Planet for life HYPERLINK "http://www.odac-info.org/" \t "_blank" The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre
(UK) HYPERLINK "http://www.theviewfromthepeak.net/" \t "_blank" The view from the peak -- Data
on peak oil HYPERLINK "http://www.theoildrum.com/" \t "_blank" The oil drum -- A great, regularly
updated peak oil site HYPERLINK "http://www.priceofoil.org/" \t "_blank" Oil Change International Articles
HYPERLINK "http://globalpublicmedia.com/transcripts/645" \t "_blank" Arithmetic, population and energy
by Dr. Albert Bartlett HYPERLINK "http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2006/01/31/transport/" \t "_blank" The peak oil versus globalization
smackdown by Andrew Leonard HYPERLINK "http://www.odac-info.org/peak-oil-primer" \t "_blank" Peak Oil Primer from the Oil Depletion
Analysis Centre HYPERLINK "http://maryknollogc.org/economic/peak%20oil%20our%20response.html" \t "_blank" Peak oil and our response , written
by Dave Kane, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Speech: HYPERLINK "http://www.simmonsco-intl.com/research.aspx?Type=msspeeches"
\t "_blank" Matthew R. Simmons on peak oil Power point presentation: HYPERLINK "http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/portal/images/stories/presentations/campbellpeakoil.swf"
\t "_blank" Peak Oil UK: Entering the age of oil depletion , by Colin Campbell Climate
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\t "_blank" Hell and high water: Global warming, the solution and the politics, and what we
should do , by Joseph Romm, Harper Collins Publishers, 2007 HYPERLINK "http://www.earthmoment.com/product/24012612/Climate-Change-The-Challenge-to-All-of-Us"
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of extinction , by Sean McDonagh Websites HYPERLINK "http://www.pewclimate.org/" \t
"_blank" Pew Center on Climate Change HYPERLINK "http://www.1sky.org/" \t "_blank" 1Sky,org,
a national climate change movement HYPERLINK "http://www.350.org/" \l "tabs-rotator-2"
\t "_blank" 350.org, an international climate change movement Articles HYPERLINK "http://ictsd.net/i/news/bridgesweekly/30172/"
\t "_blank" Trade and climate change on the road to Copenhagen 2009 , International Centre
for Trade and Sustainable Development HYPERLINK "http://www.tmgtech.com/images/Hydrogen_Report_ES_-_bio.doc"
\t "_blank" The hydrogen report: An examination of the role of hydrogen in achieving U.S.
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power and alternatives Books HYPERLINK "http://www.ecobooks.com/books/unequalprotection.htm" \t "_blank" Unequal protection: The rise of
corporate dominance and the theft of human rights , by Thom Hartmann, Mythical Research,
Inc. 2002 HYPERLINK "http://www.cipa-apex.org/books/A117/?StyleSheet=author.xsl" \t "_blank" Defying corporations, defining
democracy: A book of history and strategy , by Dean Ritz, The Apex Press, 2001 HYPERLINK
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