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Articles: 2014 (5)

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Come on Home!: Ecological Agriculture and Sixteen Wonderful Farms that Point the Way

This essay uses over a dozen working farms across the country (& a few other countries) to illustrate some of the key principles of the ecologically-based agriculture that will be required in the transition ahead.  …The next steps are up to you, kid.

Crash on Demand: Pathways

The evidence that the global financial system is a not-so-slow moving train crash is getting stronger.

Crash on Demand: Energy Descent Scenarios

Many climate policy professionals and climate activists are now reassessing whether there is anything more they can do to help prevent the global catastrophe that climate change appears to be.

Agency on Demand? Holmgren, Hopkins, and the Historical Problem of Agency

All these questions are questions of agency: to what extent, if any, can humans be purposeful agents of historical change.  This question, I will suggest, has up to now been given something like a free pass in much post-carbon discourse, for reasons that I will explain in depth later.  

Crash on Demand: Welcome to the Brown Tech Future

Permaculture teaching and activism have always aimed to work with those already interested in changing their lives, land and communities for the better, rather than proselytising the disinterested majority.

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