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Heft Notes: Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

Detailed summary of this important new book on how to combat climate change.

Five energy surprises for 2015: The possible and the improbable

There is an outside chance that one or more will occur, and this would move markets and policy debates in unexpected directions.

Waiting for the Sunrise

By the time many of my readers get to this week’s essay here on The Archdruid Report, it will be Christmas Day. Here in America, that means that we’re finally most of the way through one of the year’s gaudiest orgies of pure vulgar greed, the holiday shopping season, which …

Peak Oil Notes - Dec 25

Oil futures have been volatile this week, swinging $1-2 a barrel on the latest news.

Becoming Indigenous: Settling a Population Adrift in an Unstable World

Who now lives fully integrated with a clan, tribe, or other group ‘emplaced’ for many generations in a particular location and fully integrated into the ecology of that place?

Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

Happy Holidays from Resilience.org !

We'll be taking a holiday break and posting lightly over the next few days.

John Muir’s Last Stand

One hundred years on from John Muir's death his legacy is under attack.

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: …

Everything’s Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart

As it happens, the planet’s changing climate now demands that we summon up the energy to leave behind the Age of Fossil Fuel (and maybe with it some portion of the Age of Capitalism as well).

With Water, Life Returns to the Colorado River Delta

Last spring, on the eighth day of the release of Colorado River water into its channel at the US-Mexico border – an event known as the “pulse flow” – I witnessed something extraordinary.

Duluth City Council Unanimously Passes Seed Sharing Resolution

Seed activists can put a mark in the win column. Recently, the city council in Duluth, Minnesota passed a resolution supporting seed saving and sharing in the city (see video below of the council meeting).

Renewables Competitive Though Not Yet at Scale

Investment in renewables worldwide has picked up steam.

From Bad to Worse: A Roadmap to Global Burning

The “Lima call for climate action” which came out of the recent UN climate talks, establishes a roadmap to a post-2020 agreement that will be weaker than the ongoing Cancun Agreement (for 2012-2020), and it lays a foundation for an even worse agreement in Paris in 2015.

Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth

If climate disaster, degrowth and whatever else the future holds for us is “involuntary” and the best we can do is to become “resilient” in “transition towns”, then what is the point of an international “cap and share”, like the one your propose, …

Kids on Chicago’s West Side Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Restorative Circles

“How can we create an environment that doesn’t just respond effectively to harm once it happens but also actively creates safety on our communities’ own terms?”

Are small-scale renewable energy grids already starting to replace mega-utility corporations?

Increasing efficiencies in energy storage and transmission combined with falling prices for renewable energy technologies are creating a profound transformation of energy systems around the world.

Responding to the Prison Industrial Complex with Permaculture and Resilience

People are also the environment, we are our own ecological system integrated into the larger systems.

Review: "Corporations are not People"

The title says it all: Corporations Are Not People.

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a similar review to New York's.

Christmas in June

Suppress your anger now, folks, because I am going to share a handy idea for de-stressing your NEXT Christmas. Not this one.

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