Former newspaper editor Brian Kaller wrote his first magazine cover story on peak oil in 2004, and since then has written for the 'American Conservative', the 'Dallas Morning News', 'Front Porch Republic', 'Big Questions Online' and
Cecile Andrews is the author of three books, 'The Circle of Simplicity', 'Slow is Beautiful', and 'Less is More', as well as the forthcoming 'Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, Sharing, and Happiness'. She has her doctorate in education from Stanford and is active in the Transition Movement.
Charlotte Du Cannn is a writer and editor in grassroots communications. She is editor-in-chief of the Transition Free Press. and from 2011-12 founded and edited the Transition Network's Social Reporting Project, based on the community Norwich blog, This Low Carbon Life.
Christine Patton is the co-founder of the resilience catalyst Transition OKC. A former risk management consultant, she now experiments with eleven fruit and nut trees, five garden beds and two crop circles, two rain tanks, a solar oven and a dehydrator on her semi-urban quarter-acre lot. Ms. Patton also supports several local non-profits with fund-raising, networking, marketing and event organization. She is the author of the eclectic Peak Oil Hausfrau blog.
I’ve always disliked writing biographical blurbs because I never know how to begin... well, let’s say I was born and raised in Saint-Nazaire, a small industrial city in Southern Brittany and have graduated from Science Po’ Aix, a school specialising in law and political science – I must still have the diploma in some drawer.
Since 2004 Dan Bednarz has been ruminating, lecturing, discussing and writing about what a viable health system can look like given the limits to growth, ecological overshoot and the obstacle of a political/economic system with vast socioeconomic inequities that appears wholly incapable of reform. He’s writing a book on this topic.
Ellen LaConte is a memoirist, former homesteader and editor of Farmstead and ForeFacts magazines, and publisher of Starting Point newsletter. Her widely endorsed new book, Life Rules: Nature’s Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse was released by New Society Publishers in October 2012. LaConte’s very smallholding in the piedmont bioregion of North Carolina has recently been designated a certified wildlife habitat where, increasingly, Life does rule.
Erik Curren is the publisher of Transition Voice. He co-founded Transition Staunton Augusta in December 2009 and serves as managing partner of the Curren Media Group, an online marketing company. He is also partner in a solar energy development company. He has served on the city council of Staunton, VA since July 2012.
Gail Tverberg is a casualty actuary. In 2006, she became interested in the likely financial impacts of oil limits on insurance companies and other financial institutions, and started writing about that issue. She has since broadened her interests to more general issues related to resource limits and "Limits to Growth".
Joanne Poyourow is the “initiator” who brought the ideas of the international Transition movement to Los Angeles. Since 2009 she has served on the core team of Transition Los Angeles, a city hub that supports local Transition initiatives across the greater L.A. area. Each of these grassroots initiatives is developing with its own unique personality and local emphasis. In 2005 Joanne co-founded the Environmental Change-Makers community group in the Westchester neighborhood near LAX airport.
Author and blogger John Michael Greer writes The Archdruid Report, a weekly blog on peak oil and the future of industrial society, and is the author of four books on peak oil -- 'The Long Descent', 'The Ecotechnic Future', 'The Wealth of Nature', and 'The Blood of the Earth' -- as well as numerous books and articles on nature spirituality and alternative culture.
For thirty years John Thackara has traveled the world in his search of stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realize a sustainable future. He writes about these stories online, and in books; he uses them in talks for cities, and business; he also organizes festivals and events that bring the subjects of these stories together.
Kurt Cobb is an author, speaker, and columnist whose novel Prelude provides a startling reinterpretation of contemporary events and a window onto our energy future. He writes a widely followed blog on energy and the environment called Resource Insights and is a regular contributor to the Energy Voices section of The Christian Science Monitor.
Lindsay Curren is Editor-in-Chief of Transition Voice, the online magazine on peak oil. She also writes Lindsay's List, the women's conservation blog. She's the co-founder of Transition Staunton Augusta for which she leads a community garden. Lindsay is the mother of two daughters.
I learned most of what I know about complex systems from the Odum brothers—HT was my father. Our website and blog evolved out of discussions at the last Emergy conference regarding the Odum book, A Prosperous Way Down. They said, “We need a blog.” And then they turned and looked at me.
Editor: Changed name from Mary Logan to Mary Wood Odum in May 2014
Rahul Goswami has worked on a food and agriculture programme (livelihoods and rural economies) of the Government of India since 2009, is a trainer in the Asia-Pacific region for UNESCO's 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention, and lives in Goa, India.
Richard Heinberg is the author of eleven books including 'The Party's Over', 'The End of Growth', and 'Snake Oil'. He is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators.
Rob Dietz is the editor of the Daly News, a popular online publication named in honor of Herman Daly. Rob served as the first executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, and with Dan O'Neill, he wrote the book Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. Rob lives at CoHo Ecovillage in Corvallis, Oregon.
Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. This grew out of many years experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and setting up the first 2 year full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as co-ordinating the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission...
Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. He is the author of 'All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice', (Soft Skull Press, 2009); 'Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity' (South End Press, 2007);
Sharon Astyk is a writer, teacher, blogger, polymath and farmer who covers issues that range from agiculture to energy policy, from food preservation and cooking to religious life and democracy, while trying to live a life that corresponds with her principles. Some days she even succeeds.
Tom Whipple is one of the most highly respected analysts of peak oil issues in the United States. A retired 30-year CIA analyst who has been following the peak oil story since 1999, Tom is the editor of the daily Peak Oil News and the weekly Peak Oil Review, both published by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA.
Ugo Bardi teaches physical chemistry at the University of Florence, in Italy. He is interested in resource depletion, system dynamics modeling, climate science and renewable energy. He is member of the scientific committee of ASPO (Association for the study of peak oil) and regular contributor of "The Oil Drum" and "Resilience.org".