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Review: The Great Transition - The New Paradigm

Here, I round up what I believe to be the five most significant ‘revolutions’ that constitute the positive components of this phase shift, and whose inexorable evolution and proliferation offer profound opportunities for systemic transformation that benefits humanity, and the planet: information, energy, food, finance and ethics.

Review: The Great Transition - The End of Growth?

We are on the verge of a major tipping point in the way civilization works.

UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability.

Natural Gas Discoveries Fueling Gaza Crisis?

Since the discovery of oil and gas in the Occupied Territories, resource competition has increasingly been at the heart of the conflict...

Iraq blowback: Isis rise manufactured by insatiable oil addiction

Following the bulk of western reporting on the Iraq crisis, you'd think the self-styled 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' (Isis) popped out of nowhere, took the west completely by surprise, and is now rampaging across the Middle East like some random weather event.

The inevitable demise of the fossil fuel empire

The latest data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and other sources proves that the oil and gas majors are in deep trouble.

Scientists vindicate 'Limits to Growth' – urge investment in 'circular economy'

A fundamental reorganisation of the way societies produce, manage and consume resources could support a new high-technology civilisation, but this would entail a new "circular economy" premised on wide-scale practices of recycling across production and consumption chains, a wholesale shift to renewable energy, application of agro-ecological methods to food production, and with all …

Thailand militarisation is symptom of accelerating global system failure

Thailand's latest authoritarian turn is a warning to us all.

Behind the rise of Boko Haram - ecological disaster, oil crisis, spy games

Condemnations have rightly been forthcoming from a whole range of senior figures from celebrities to government officials, less attention has been paid to the roots of the crisis.

Defence of 'blood for oil' distracts us from the deeper, systemic causes of the Crisis of Civilisation

While there is certainly much to celebrate in the values, principles and achievements we associate with modernity, Tony Blair's black and white vision is incapable of acknowledging that the expansion of global capitalism was and remains a deeply violent process.
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