A significant threshold has been crossed by renewable energy as analysts report that the sectorʼs size last year reached double the level it was at just 10 years earlier.
Nook and cranny gardens optimize micro-climates — water catchment for perennial plants, rocks that retain warmth to extend the growing period, and trees providing fuel, food and shade.
So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest dimensions, and how might we achieve it?
Put otherwise, based on my calculations, if the whole world came to look like one of our most successful ecovillages, we would still need one and a half planet’s worth of Earth’s biocapacity. Dwell on that for a moment.
Humans often “speak to” nature, as when we assume a dominant attitude and expect to be able to “improve” upon nature with technological solutions to perceived (or real) problems....
We cannot begin to say how refreshing it is to see Pope Francis face the urgency of the situation and awaken us to our need to be alive, and to swim upstream. "When people become agents for truth and vital change, they are elevated, enlarged, and lit up."
(Roundup) Go and pollute no more! Hispanics hear Pope's message. Rethinking what it is to be human. Encyclical may be slow to take hold.
You can plant just about anything in your hugel beds and they will do well, but there are certain plants that tend to do very well in a hugel bed.
EPA’s draft assessment made one thing clear: fracking has repeatedly contaminated drinking water supplies (a fact that the industry has long aggressively denied).
The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate researchers and activists alike?
With fewer than six months to go until the UN climate summit in Paris, it’s worth asking: what’s been achieved in this very significant year for action on climate change? Recent news has certainly been positive, and from unusual suspects.
Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault, Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling, Europe’s energy revolution marches on: one-third of power supply now renewable, The Men Who’re Stealing The Sun , Why …
Walking is moving fast these days.
Hard times for climate change deniers (roundup)
The real situation is that we right now seem to be reaching peak energy demand through low commodity prices. I see evidence of this in the historical energy data recently updated by BP...
What ultimately fuels me to be part of the Ferguson uprising and the solidarity economy movement is a firm belief that people have the right to control the decisions that affect their lives--call it self-determination, democracy, social justice, whatever you will.
Farm commentators are remarking somewhat in surprise that the new move towards local food production and backyard farming are much more in evidence in and around cities than out where the big tractors lumber over the landscape.
Humanity is approaching a time when philanthropy will be more needed than ever, to address proliferating environmental and humanitarian crises. Yet our existing philanthropic model depends upon growth, via returns on financial investments.
A midweek update. There was little change in oil prices so far this week as New York futures continued to trade around $60 per barrel and London futures around $64.
I’m sure most of my readers have heard at least a little of the hullaballoo surrounding the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si. It’s been entertaining to watch...
In my life there are two things that have the effect of at least somewhat isolating me from others. The first is being a writer on climate change, peak oil, and the economic crises bound up with those modern predicaments. The other is being a Christian environmentalist.