[p2p-research] Fwd: [Commoning] Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research: prime agricultural regions are global commons!

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 09:02:50 CEST 2009

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From: Andreas Exner <andreas.exner at chello.at>
Date: Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Subject: [Commoning] Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research: prime
agricultural regions are global commons!
To: commoning at lists.wissensallmende.de

 Dear Crottorfers,

 The renowned Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research has released a
remarkable report. It is remarkable concerning 2 messages:

 1. Climate Change is faster than expected. We must reduce global Greenhouse
Gas Emissions about 60-80% immediately. Since this is not to be expected,
global warming of 2-2,4 degree Celsius is inevitable. This means, that the
threshhold value, above which very dramatic consequences are likely, cannot
be hold any longer. Chaotic climate change is to be feared.

 2. In view of accelerating and more catastrophic climate change, the
Potsdam Institut says, that the *prime regions of global agricultural
production are "to be considered as 'global agricultural commons' ". (see
press release, watch the grafic on the right hand)*

 --> the second message is very significant for us, I suppose. Besides the
trust in markets (and states) which the Potsdam Institute shows at the same
time (and which should be critized in my view), it clearly indicates the
most promising way to an alternative: commons.


 I have made a weblog-entry on this - until now only in German:


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