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Carbon Tax: The Low Oil Price Opportunity

Carbon taxes constitute a widely discussed policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing humanity’s headlong rush toward catastrophic climate change.

Climate Holism vs. Climate Reductionism

Climate change may be the biggest threat facing humanity, but the way we’re currently going about fighting it just ensures that, even if we prevail, another threat will follow, and another, and another.

What Geological, Economic, or Policy Forces Might Limit Fossil Fuel Production?

Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does It Mean for Climate Change?

Renewable Energy After COP21: Nine issues for climate leaders to think about on the journey home

COP21 in Paris is over. Now it’s back to the hard work of fighting for, and implementing, the energy transition.

Remembering Doug Tompkins

We at Post Carbon Institute heard today with profound sadness of the sudden passing of Doug Tompkins—one of the world’s foremost conservationists and a great friend and supporter of our work and that of many other environmental organizations.

Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It Too?

As much as world leaders would like to focus attention on their economies, terrorism, or winning the next election, the heat is rising.

Can We Afford the Future?

As a child of the 1950s I grew up immersed in a near-universal expectation of progress.

Richard Heinberg: After the Burn

After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a hangover.

Cap Fossil Fuel Production Now!

In short, we need fossil fuels to go away, but in a measured and predictable way.

Amazing New Energy Source: Introducing TREES

Scientists at the Climate/Energy Design and Research institute (CEDAR) have just announced the discovery of an astounding new energy source that promises to solve several of humanity’s thorniest dilemmas at once.
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