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Changes to Total Global Credit Affects The Oil Price

In this post I present results from an analysis of developments to the annual changes in total debt in the private, non financial sector of some Advanced Economies (AE’s), and 5 Emerging Economies (EME’s) from Q1 2000 and as of Q3 2014 with data from the Bank for International …

"Make, be, dance, pedal, shape the future".

I suppose that’s what my creative practice is: I do something with the objective of trying to raise awareness and people trying to get a message across, it’s designed around that.

The Care-Centered Economy: A New Theory of Value

By identifying “care” as an essential category of value-creation, Praetorius opens up a fresh, wider frame for how we should talk about a new economic order.

Solving Soil Loss is Simple, But Requires a Mindset Change

Natural farming, permaculture, regenerative agriculture, agroecology – there are many versions of sustainable agriculture, but the common thread they all tackle is the need to take better care of our soil and the environments in which we grow food.

Peak Oil Review - May 4

 A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, The Briefs

Getting Beyond the Green Wall: Mary Oliver, Kay Ryan and William Blake

One can read a landscape, a garden, a tree, a bird, or a poem.

The Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision  

Interview with Fritjof Capra author of The Tao of Physics (1975) and co-author of the Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision (2014).

'An Ecomodernist Manifesto': Truth and confusion in the same breath

What the ecomodernist narrative misses is that we are dealing with complex systems that support our very existence and that we don't really understand those systems well. When dealing with things that are so complex that they are beyond our comprehension and control--especially if we are …

Resilience Roundup - May 1

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

After Disaster, Tactical Urbanism Builds Resilience

What has transpired in Christchurch over the past four years is nothing short of remarkable.

Abbey Home Farm: The ethos of sustainability

There are many inspiring examples of how to do things better but few match up to Abbey Home Farm, located outside Cirencester in the Cotswolds.

Are We Doing Our Best To Restore Watersheds? Lessons from a 10-Year Watershed Restoration Strategy

For the past decade, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) has explored ways to make community-based watershed restoration more effective.

Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up

Albert Lea, Minnesota shows how walking and other healthy habits can rejuvenate a rural community.

Energy Crunch: what the UK election debate isn’t telling us

Despite a lack of attention on energy in the UK elections, important changes are underway and challenging the viability of traditional energy.

Can the North Sea Wind Boom And Seabird Colonies Coexist?

Offshore wind farms have been proliferating in the North Sea, with more huge projects planned.

Is the Local Economy Too Local? Why Co-Ops and Credit Unions Need a Broader Strategy

This is a story about the revolutionaries next door.

What Truly Is Progress In Farming

But if big farms become obsolete, the world would end according to current economic theory. Is that true?

Steps Toward a New World: Four Co-ops that Are Building a New Economy

Seeing high unemployment, activists from various social movements have decided that since the contemporary system cannot provide them with jobs, they’ll create them outside of it.

The U.S. Production Decline Has Begun

It is not because of decreased rig count. It is because cash flow at current oil prices is too low to complete most wells being drilled. The implications are profound. Production will decline by several hundred thousand of barrels per day before the effect of reduced rig count is fully seen.

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 30

Oil futures traded quietly on Monday and Tuesday until the weekly stocks reports showed a decline of 514,000 barrels of crude in storage at Cushing

The Death of the Internet: A Pre-Mortem

There was, as it happened, a small problem with the 2707, a problem it shared with all the other SST projects; it made no economic sense at all. 

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