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Announcing AFTERBURN: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Afterburn is a book of “greatest hits”, similar in that respect to an earlier book of mine, Peak Everything.

Only Less Will Do

Violin playing constitutes an ecologically benign hobby, right?

Peak Meaninglessness

Last week’s discussion of externalities—costs of doing business that get dumped onto the economy, the community, or the environment, so that those doing the dumping can make a bigger profit—is, I’m glad to say, not the first time this issue has been raised recently.

Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?

It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained.

The Degrowth Alternative

Both the name and the theory of degrowth aim explicitly to repoliticize environmentalism.

Alan Weisman reviews Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

The real star of this book is the photography.

The Age of Consequences

This is a book about questions and answers.

Oil and Real Estate Bubbles in Canada: What Goes up Won’t so Smoothly Come Down

When prices are high, the debt-based Ponzi scheme functions; when prices sustain lows, the scheme unravels.

Crossroads on Global Infrastructure

Plans by the world’s most powerful countries are well underway to spend trillions of dollars for new mega-infrastructure projects to rejuvenate the global economy.

Keep your Eyes on the Prize

At the essential center of the framework of the Crash Course is the almost insultingly simple idea that endless growth on a finite planet is an impossibility.

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