Underlying so much of the economic and ecological turmoil unfolding before us is a slow collision between the operating practices of the resource-wasting, vertically-managed 20th century and the much more crowded, polluted, and dangerous ecological and economic conditions of the 21st century.
Articles: Resource Depletion (531)
On August 5th, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey banded together with 15 other state attorneys general to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend the implementation of new rules devised by the Obama administration to slow the pace of climate change.
We've drained our planet's stored energy, scientists say, with no rechargeable plug in sight.
An invitation for young people to participate in their future.
Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn't dead.
Complex structures, such as states and empires, are always prone to collapse and they usually give little or no previous warnings.
A Seneca shaped production curve would considerably reduce the amount of fossil carbon that can be burned in the future.
You probably know the joke that starts with the question "how do economists hunt bears?"
The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good example of the abrupt collapse in the production of resources - even resources which are theoretically renewable.
It is a well known tenet of people working in system dynamics that there exist plenty of cases of solutions worsening the problem.