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Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of more-or-less-weekly publication. In words the Grateful Dead made famous, it’s been a long strange trip...

What Geological, Economic, or Policy Forces Might Limit Fossil Fuel Production?

Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does It Mean for Climate Change?

The Flutter of Space Bat Wings

You don’t actually know a time or a culture until you discover the thoughts that its people can’t allow themselves to think.

Collaboration and Changing Beliefs are Two Keys for a Degrowth Economy

Today when we think about a degrowth economy, about fostering the transition towards it and supporting more resilient lifestyles, I imagine – departing from systems theory – that we need something deeper; some kind of economic acupuncture that can trigger specific points that …

Living in the Anthropocene – a Frame for New Activism

We have emerged from the geological epoch of the Holocene into a new epoch designated as the Anthropocene.

What is Degrowth? Envisioning a Prosperous Descent

Our high priests now take the peculiar form of neoclassical economists, bankers, and national treasurers.

The Patience of the Sea

America just now, after all, has more than a little in common with an October day in Ocean City.

He's Told us Not to Blow it

Hopefully you’ve seen the recent movie, The Martian, a film directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from the online book by Andy Weir

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past several decades, seducing the masses onto a path that leads to the destruction of nature and civilization.

Low Oil Prices - Why Worry?

The Peak Oil story we have been told is wrong. The collapse in oil production comes from oil prices that are too low, not too high.

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