A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere including: Global debt defaults near milestone | If ‘Life Must Go On,’ Say Groups, France Must Lift Ban on Climate Protests |The Idea of a Local Economy...
A midweek roundup. There has been a lot of news to move the oil markets in the last few days.
Phillips would have you believe that Transition/Degrowth/anti-consumerism thinking has taken over the world, that he is alone in holding out against this tide of babbling unreason.
As I step out on the porch before sunrise Thanksgiving morning, the air will smell of smoke from a dozen farmhouses in our valley.
Some of us prefer sun and wind and depth and color to the play of shadows on the walls of the cave.
What does it look like when Transition meets the 15M movement in the context of a mountain village in the centre of Spain?
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) announced today that 2015 is likely to top the charts as the hottest year in modern observations, with 2011-15 the hottest five-year period on record.
Bike-riding farmers in Orlando, Florida, are helping communities produce their own food—right on their own front lawns.
Every now and then, a book changes the way you see the world. It’s like shaking a kaleidoscope and suddenly all the bits and pieces fall into a new pattern.
A gradual switch to higher-cost energy products, in a sense, works in the opposite direction to a switch from beef to chicken.
The word “pattern” takes us over a vast territory.
It’s taken me a long time to learn respect for the ways millions of people help each other to feed and shelter their families in resourceful ways.
A new kind of CSA in Oregon is bringing aquaponics to its subscription program. Perhaps a unique business idea for an adventurous yardfarmer?
Yet another United Nations climate confab is about to commence, this time in Paris, France, where the tragic backdrop of terrorism, war, and a growing immigration crisis now grips the country.
So, cities and states should stop trying to lure huge corporations from one jurisdiction to another and should instead invest in the local businesses that are likely to stay, create jobs, and support the local economy.
Crude oil had created modern Syria, crude oil has destroyed it.
In uncertain times, “cash is king,” but central bankers are systematically moving to eliminate that option.
This year saw the publication of not one, but two, more worthy additions to the After Oil science fiction anthology series.
I think what this analysis shows is that, unlike extensive pastoralism, intensive, ‘organic’/ agroecological, local ‘peasant’ farming is feasible for national self-provisioning.
Today when we think about a degrowth economy, about fostering the transition towards it and supporting more resilient lifestyles, I imagine – departing from systems theory – that we need something deeper; some kind of economic acupuncture that can trigger specific points that …
This singular thought, that climate change can stir dangerous human conflict, is gaining salience across much of the world.