Stan Cox

Stan Cox

US & Canada

Localism? I don't buy it

Localist movements fail by treating a symptom of capitalism, the crippling of local communities, as if it's the disease.

Localism? I don't buy it

Environment

Man-made natural disasters

Carrying on with ecologically suicidal economic policies will lead to more frequent and destructive disasters.

Man-made natural disasters

US & Canada

Saving our queuemunity

A queue may reflect society at large, but does paying more money gives the right to jump the line?

Saving our queuemunity

Opinion

Rationing water in a thirstier world

The world does not lack the knowledge about how to build a water-secure future - but "lacks the political will".

Rationing water in a thirstier world

Environment

Let's not learn to love disaster

Although many thought Hurricane Sandy was a sufficient alarm, the West simply keeps pushing the snooze button.

Let's not learn to love disaster

Environment

There's a ration card in your future - and that's not all bad

There is a need to impose a strict and low ceiling on consumption of fossil fuels while ensuring fair access to them.

There's a ration card in your future - and that's not all bad

Health

The hidden costs of overprescribing drugs

Pharmaceutical compounds are increasingly polluting the world's waterways, with dire consequences.

The hidden costs of overprescribing drugs

US & Canada

From the republic of hunger to the land of plenty

With world grain production in jeopardy and rising food prices, countries need to bolster their food security.

From the republic of hunger to the land of plenty

Environment

Air-conditioning: The cold reality

Use of power-hungry appliances is skyrocketing in the developing world, and is a major factor of CO2 emissions.

Air-conditioning: The cold reality

Environment

How about a green recession?

Overproduction and overconsumption are major factors in the ecological crises the world faces today.

How about a green recession?

US & Canada

Iraq's sagging safety net

In a country with huge potential oil wealth, food rationing and distribution is keeping much of the population alive.

Iraq's sagging safety net

US & Canada

The politics of bread in Egypt

Flaws in the government-sponsored rationing programme are redolent of the country's food security problems.

The politics of bread in Egypt