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Consciousness and the New World Order

In the previous post on Chaos, Havoc, and the American Abyss, we began a discussion about the work of Peter Pogany, and how it relates to the situation we now find ourselves in with the pending Trump administration here in the U.S.

Chaos, Havoc, and The American Abyss

Many have speculated on the reasons for the current crisis in American politics, and surely there are many facets that have played a part, and there are many angles to cover.

Pogonomics and Pope-onomics

The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose.

Greece and the Limits to Growth

Certainly there is reason to pause and to question the idea of infinite economic growth on a finite planet.

Watching the Watchdogs: 10 Years of the IEA World Energy Outlook

Five years ago I wrote a summary of what the report has been telling us from 2005 – 2009, concerning issues related to peak oil: The IEA and World Oil Supply Projections. Given that another 5 years have passed, I offer an update, which will bring us to today’s release of the 2014 World Energy Outlook.

Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

I was reminded of how I’ve noticed over the years that when people really get educated about this triple threat of climate chaos, energy depletion, and economic instability; and when they seriously consider the options for how to respond; that permaculture very often comes up as the number 1 recommended approach.

New Energy Report from I.E.A. Forecasts Decline in North American Oil Supply

Well, that shale bubble, didn’t last long, did it?

David Holmgren: “I Haven’t Really Changed the Message”

"I’m suggesting in my essay, the underlying thing is an appeal to those people to come and join us in the positive side where we’re going to create the world we do want, whether or not it leads to a larger scale positive change, or whether or not it contributes to a crash."

What is David Holmgren Really Telling Us?

Today I want to discuss my contention that most of the writers named above, whom I have a great deal of respect for, seem to me to be missing the nuance of David Holmgren’s thinking. These deficient interpretations then are stretched and amplified as they bounce off one another in the blogosphere.

PatternDynamics: Following The Way Nature Organizes Itself to Deal with Complexity

What is unique about PatternDynamics is that it combines the patterns of nature with the power of language, to produce a sustainability pattern language.
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