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Living and Breathing in a 'Black Swan' World

Resilience...is the capacity to make ongoing adjustments to changing political, economic, and ecological conditions.

Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

One of the key barriers to taking action on the paramount issues of our time …

Strips of Native Prairie Protect Farm Soil

A new conservation practice reduces cropland erosion to sustainable levels …

The Next Financial Crisis May Be Just Around the Corner

As growth stalls, stocks tumble and investors fret, the question …

On Public Health and Energy

Among the many radical changes that have transformed society since the birth of industrialism, perhaps none have had as great an impact as the …

Eight Pieces of Our oil Price Predicament

A person might think that oil prices would be fairly stable. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way recently. Let me explain at least a few of the issues involved.
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Learning From Ancient Human Cultures

We are much more into securing our future based on accumulation rather than on sharing.

Letter to the PM outlining how 2°C demands an 80% cut in EU emissions by 2030

The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a …

Seeding change

73% of seed crops are now ‘owned’ by 10 corporations – …

A Paradox to Savor: A High-Quality, Free Economics Textbook

Wow, a fresh set of voices in the study of economics that go well beyond the …

A Pink Slip for the Progress Fairy

...I’m going to spend this week’s post summarizing the …

Peak Oil Notes - Oct 23

 A mid-week update. New York oil futures traded around $82 a barrel this week until Wednesday’s stocks report showed an unexpected 7 million barrel jump in US crude stocks.

Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure for Urban Energy Systems

Extreme weather from climate change and growing urbanization are making cities more vulnerable to loss of electric power and damage to energy …

Fracking Ban Ballot Initiatives Intensify

County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those …

Bringing the Jungle to the City

A techno-shamanic quest to reconnect urban life to ecological reality.

Mother Nature's Tillers

Been thinking how to grow a prairie. I am facing a steep learning curve.

Inspiring New Film, “Voices of Transition,” on the Agriculture That We Need

How will agriculture have to change if we are going to successfully navigate …

Inner Transition: Commit to Staying Awake

FULL engagement with transitioning asks us to recognize the power of …

Carrots among the concrete: the role of urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is cutting edge. It’s what we need right now.

How will Saudi Arabia respond to lower oil prices?

Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen …

The Krugman Function, Part 2: Whole-System Thinking

Because of its emphasis on liberty, autonomy, free will, and consent, the …

Shades of Green: A Movement in Search of a Narrative

Unity is found in diversity, or so the popular saying goes.
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