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Book Review: Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-Porn Addicts

Phillips would have you believe that Transition/Degrowth/anti-consumerism thinking has taken over the world, that he is alone in holding out against this tide of babbling unreason.

Resilience Roundup - Nov 27

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the …

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 27

A midweek roundup. There has been a lot of news to move the oil markets in …

Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-in

In uncertain times, “cash is king,” but central …


As I step out on the porch before sunrise Thanksgiving morning, the air will smell of smoke from a dozen farmhouses in our valley.

The Shadows of the Cave

Some of us prefer sun and wind and depth and color to the play of shadows on the walls of the cave.
Editor's Pick

Of Pigs, Peasants, and Pastoralists

I think what this analysis shows is that, unlike extensive pastoralism, intensive, ‘organic’/ agroecological, local ‘peasant’ farming is feasible for national self-provisioning.

Zarzalejo Futuro: future scenarios

What does it look like when Transition meets the 15M movement in the context …

Hottest five-year period on record is 2011-2015, says WMO

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) announced today that 2015 is …

Peddling a New Model of Urban Farming

Bike-riding farmers in Orlando, Florida, are helping communities produce …

Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Every now and then, a book changes the way you see the world. …

Why "Supply and Demand" doesn't Work for Oil

A gradual switch to higher-cost energy products, in a sense, works in the opposite direction to a switch from beef to chicken. 

Becoming Pattern Literate

The word “pattern” takes us over a vast territory.

Resilience Reflections with John Thackara

It’s taken me a long time to learn respect for the ways millions of …

In CSA Twist, Aquaponics Grow Op Offers Subscribers Microgreens Live on a Tray

A new kind of CSA in Oregon is bringing aquaponics to its subscription …

It's Too Late to "Save" the Climate, But Not Too Late to Save Ourselves

Yet another United Nations climate confab is about to commence, this time in …

The Local Economy Solution

So, cities and states should stop trying to lure huge corporations from one …

The "Syrian Sickness": What Crude Oil Gives, Crude Oil will Take Away

Crude oil had created modern Syria, crude oil has destroyed it.

A Review of Books 2 and 3 in the After Oil Science Fiction Anthology Series

This year saw the publication of not one, but two, more worthy additions to …

Collaboration and Changing Beliefs are Two Keys for a Degrowth Economy

Today when we think about a degrowth economy, about fostering the transition …

Drought Influenced Syrian Civil War; So What, Says U.S. Congress

This singular thought, that climate change can stir dangerous human …

Permaculture, Climate and Survival 2  

This is the second program from International Permaculture Convergence, in …