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Articles: Sustainability (16)

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A Degrowth Response to an Ecomodernist Manifesto

From a degrowth perspective, technology is not viewed as a magical savior since many technologies actually accelerate environmental decline.

Getting from Here to There

Business-as-usual is sure to deliver us a future that is both unsustainable and undesirable, with climate change arguably our most pressing problem.

The Psychological Dimension to Sustainability

As the 21st century unfolds it is increasingly clear that we are entering more deeply into times of travail.

Why Resilience?

While there are many definitions of resilience, it can generally be defined as the capacity for a system to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.

I'd be happier if I didn't write this stuff!

For years my father--who is a really great guy--has been telling me that I'd be a happier person if I didn't write about all the converging threats bearing down on the human race. Turns out he's right!

Sustainability vs. Resilience

Resilience thinking is a complement to sustainability, not a substitute.

The End of Sustainability

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability.

Sustainability, Resilience and Adaptability as Guiding Principles

An important part of many worldviews are key words that embody guiding principles. Freedom, liberty and justice represent three such words in the US, and in this post I’d like to explore a few that act as guiding principles in more limited contexts: sustainability, resilience and …

Kamikaze Culture

Modern society celebrates the suicidal consumption and despoilment of the earth by the rich, which will also kill countless others outside their ranks. As a society, we must learn to despise such acts.

The Global Energy Market’s Moment of Truth

Sustainability is not good for many businesses – in fact it means they’ll have to go out of business. This is what sustainability at its core is all about – things that are unsustainable will stop.

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