This article critically examines recent studies and press statements claiming that decoupling greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth is actually happening. It comes to the conclusion: „So, yet again, claims that GDP growth has decoupled from carbon emissions are shown to be mere propaganda. And as February’s CO2 figures showed, we are in a very scary place indeed. It is incumbent on all of us to try to understand these relationships and to resist the tales told by those with vested interests in the current destructive system and struggle for an economy that is viable, ecologically as well as socially and economically“

Blog article on, published March 2016