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Italy: Adapting to Collapse

Tourism is also quickly gaining a new status of fundamental resource in the Italian economy.

Does Peak Oil Matter?

Chris Nelder discusses the story of peak oil and whether it has any validity.

Exploring the "why" behind extreme energy

Thus far the debate around unconventional gas/fracking has focussed on pollution, flammable water, earthquakes, noise, toxic fumes, climate change, etc. As a result people mainly focus on the "what?", or at a local level the "where?", of the issue. My research leads me toward …

Energy: Thriving On Five Percent?

The modern city has been shaped by the availability of cheap oil and resources, and plentiful credit.

COUNTDOWN: Slowing Population Growth Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth

Alan Weisman answers questions on his new book. Weisman traveled to 21 countries asking politicians, scientists, family planning specialists, doctors, and religious leaders, crucial questions about how we can successfully deal with the size of human population.

Supply Shock  

In Extraenvironmentalist #71 Brian Czech discusses his new book Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution. Then, Karl Fitzgerald of the Renegade Economists joins us to talk about Henry George, land bubbles and real estate speculation.

Bubble and Beyond  

With economist, historian and author Michael Hudson of 'The Bubble and Beyond' and Nate Hagens, the former lead editor of the Oil Drum and an expert on global resource depletion.

The Abundance of the Commons

 Is there indeed “abundance” in the commons, especially ones based on natural resources? Or do such ideas amount to a denial of nature’s finite limits?

Before the fall? Terminal Capitalism: Part 2

In the first part of this series about "terminal capitalism," we saw a collection of evidence that the global system of capitalism, the organized basis for most world trade, is in deep trouble. The situation has become so serious and the problems so self-evident that the polls show …

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