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Earth First! Journal 18, no. 7

In this issue of Earth First! Journal James A. Barnes and Craig Beneville report about an assembly of anti-environmentalists on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. In addition, John Hallam gives an update on the protests against the Jabiluka mine in Australia, and Errol Schweizer contributes a piece on “Radical Ecology from the Urban Jungle.”

The Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill

Shaft Drill

The advent of improved drilling technology made the extraction of geological resources easier. However, today we have almost stretched the limits of the earth’s system to its breaking point.

Mining

The atmosphere can hold up to 1,500 billion tons of carbon dioxide and still keep global warming under 2°C; the consequences become uncontrollable once this limit is breached.