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Welcome To a New Planet

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us all.

Highly Recommended: Capra & Mattei’s “The Ecology of Law”

An important new book offering a vision of commons-based law has just arrived!

Rallying Hip Hop Culture For A More Inclusive Climate Fight

For the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., hip hop culture may be the key to bringing …

An Unprecedented Future

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

Learning to Steer

Resilience includes the various skills that allow us to weather the storm, the inner strength to carry on despite ongoing challenges; the drive …

Peak Oil Review - Oct 12

 A weekly update of peak oil news, including: Quote of the Week, Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East and North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, the Briefs
Editor's Pick

The Problem of Agriculture

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in agriculture—is taken from Wes Jackson, who points out that our species’ fundamental break with nature came roughly 10,000 years ago when we started farming.

Paaduks: Shoes with Soul

What does it take to upcycle any waste material into a product that is …

Pioneering San Diego Business Builds Urban Edible Landscapes

Established in 2008, Urban Plantations was one of the nation’s first …

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past …

Reclaiming our Place in the Planet's Ecology

Whether retired Herefordshire farmer’s meal-time ritual or …

Unstable world: Is it time to buy volatility?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes option sellers as people who are picking up nickels and dimes in front of a steamroller--and don't know it. They are selling options--sometimes for mere pennies--when they are risking dollars if they are wrong. …

A Landscape of Dreams

One of the core themes of the Retrotopia narrative I’ve been developing here over the last month or so is the yawning gap between the abstract notion of progress that we all have in our heads and the rather less pleasant realities to which …

The Oceans Are Becoming Too Hot for Coral, and Sooner than We Expected

This week, scientists registered their concern that super-warm conditions …

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who …

Oil and the Global Economy  

How important is oil to the future of the global economy?

Heart and Soul: Meet the UK Groups Changing Activism

Building movements that are truly liberating takes heart and soul.

The Persistence of the Peasantry: Further Notes on the Inverse Productivity Relationship

This post strikes to the heart of what Small Farm Future is all about, and …

Report back: 2015 Transition Network conference & Gathering of National Hubs

It was sobering to be at the conference in its greenness and moisture yet …

In Face of Harsh Austerity, Britain's Hunger Crisis Sparks First Student-led Food Bank

In 2015, this welcoming café-like sanctuary has offered warmth, a …

Our new Support Offer Theme: Practical Projects

Practical projects show that change is possible and that Transition is a …

There’s No Single Right Path : Resilience Reflections with Chris Smaje

There’s no single right path and there’s a lot to be learned …