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Is it true that economies must grow or die? Or rather, as writer Edward Abbey put it, is growth for its own sake “the ideology of the cancer cell”? Can we “grow” our way through the perils of climate change and other environmental destruction? Or must we instead “de-grow”?

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These questions are complex, and most of us could use some help understanding the factors and arguments in play. These sources will introduce you to what experts are saying.

This series is curated and written by retired Colorado State University English professor and close climate change watcher SueEllen Campbell of Colorado. To flag works you think warrant attention, send an e-mail to her any time. Let us hear from you.

SueEllen Campbell created and for over a decade curated the website "100 Views of Climate Change," a multidisciplinary collection of pieces accessible to interested non-specialists. She is especially interested...