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Peak Oil and the socio-economic impact of depleting fossil fuel resources  

Progressive Radio's Gary Null talks peak oil, climate change, economy, culture, policy and much more with Kurt Cobb and Nate Hagens.

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.

Economic Descent, hopefully with Skillful Means

In case I don't use sufficiently 'skillful means,' please let me begin with stating: I am not advocating for intentionally creating an economic crash.

Stabbing the beast

The two civilisation destroying situations we face are peak oil and climate change.

What’s the Connection Between Foster Care and the Ecological Stuff?

The fact that we can’t make professional institutions that duplicate the functions of family suggest that there is something about families that cannot be marketed, sold, professionalized or made into cookie cutter product...

The Social Importance of Energy Return

This is a brief article articulating why the idea of energy return, typically applied to the manufacture of fuels, has broad social relevance. 

Broke, crowded & hot: Top 3 reasons to flee big cities

It’s a staple of summer disaster flicks: the scene of a panicked populace trying to get the hell out of Dodge.

The real reason the economy is broken (and will stay that way)

We are far enough and deep enough into the most heroic monetary and fiscal efforts ever undertaken to finally ask, why aren't these measures working? Or at least we should be.  Oddly, many in DC, on Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve continue to steadfastly refuse to include anything in …

It’s not the economy vs the environment

What to make of the mixed message in Sunday’s New York Times op-ed by David Leonhardt? Dispelling the prevalent and stubborn myth that environmental measures are a drag on economic recovery is critical to efforts to gain public and political support. Leonhardt attempts to help, but misses …

You can't say that!

Yes, the most effective way to slow climate change is to shrink the economy.

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