The city vs. the state. The Cities of the Commons vs. global neoliberalism. These are more than phrases – they could be understood as slogans or horizons of a new global order.
After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a hangover.
The Sea Gypsy Philosopher is the first title to be released by Club Orlov Press, a small publishing company recently started by beloved peak oil author Dmitry Orlov.
We speak to the duo behind the new film, "This Changes Everything," which re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change.
Lay out the map of Hannover and the first thing that strikes you is the amount of green space in the city.
Do we have the stamina to not walk away, to stay in this hard place of transformation? I think we do.
If you’ve ever driven through the middle of the country, where single crops dominate the landscape for miles, you may think that the bulk of our farms grow just a few foods: corn, soybeans, wheat, and rice.
Could the price of oil be a value such that the current quantity produced exceeds the current quantity consumed?
We need to transcend our current paradigm in which cognitive, intellectual ways of knowing are privileged at the expense of all others and in which didactic methods continue to dominate.
I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.
Jim Koplin, who developed the most comprehensive and consistent radical left/feminist/anti-racist/ecological politics of anyone I have ever known, talked with great affection about his time as a bank teller.
As an anthropologist, I see planetary problems from a cultural and evolutionary perspective that could offer a different take on the subject.
Let’s face it – we’re more or less on our own. The impetus for change has to come from the bottom and the local.
How did that unstoppable summer deluge become a trickle and then a drought?
Whatever we do in Cyprus doesn’t really stay in Cyprus. It’s like the effect gets multiplied and spread, from here to the nearby regions, and from there on.
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According to community economics advocate Michael Shuman, mainstream economic development today is a scam.
Last week a new television series set amidst the North Dakota oil boom debuted. "Blood and Oil" tells the story of locals and newcomers striking it rich in The Bakken, an oil formation that has been heralded as containing more oil than Saudi Arabia--a wildly misleading but …
The life history of indigo dyed things captures the life and death of social values, relationships, and structures in India and China.
Rapidly rising temperatures, changes in precipitation, and increased lightning strikes are leading to ever-larger wildfires in the northern forests of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, with potentially severe ecological consequences.
Most people haven’t heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).