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Clutching Our World Views with a Death Grip

Today the first nurse within the US healthcare system has acquired Ebola. My nursing friends are worried. Are we ready for this? How do we communicate risk, or should we settle for optimistic reassurance that our system can handle this? What are our biggest needs in preparation?

Uncharted Territory for a System in Overshoot

We are in uncharted territory with the Ebola virus disease (EVD). This pandemic signifies a turning point for society in response to peak oil, highlighting the problem of globalization for a planet of 7 billion people.

The 4 S's of Surge Capacity

Welcome to the arcane and short-sighted world of public health strategic planning.

Ebola as a game-changer

In crises, anxiety focuses attention. I am continuing to focus on the growing Ebola epidemic, which has no real restraints to keep it from becoming a global pandemic.

Stop Growing or Meet the Four Horsemen?

Americans are now receiving unsubtle messages from the universe that perhaps we have reached our limits, and it is time to stop trying to grow the economy.

Self-organising societies

If we are to have any future society, it will be a more cooperative and self-organizing one.

Fitting into nature - or not

How can we personally steward our small corner of the earth, in opposition to the last fumes of destructive industrial society?

Care for the earth

Are values more important during times of scarcity, and how must our values change if we are to survive?

Energy, ecology & economics–part III

Consider the future with less fossil fuel. How can a lower energy lifestyle be peaceful and prosperous?

The flap about space travel

(Spoiler alert!) Why is the movie Gravity so scary to some people...?
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