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Richard Heinberg: After the Burn  

After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a hangover.

Limits to Growth: An Update

The 1972 book, Limits to Growth, is the best-selling environmental book of all time, and deservedly so.

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

A Simpler Way is a documentary about simple living, permaculture, and local economy as a response to global crises.

Moral Discomfort, Privilege, and the Politics of Air-Conditioning

As I learned in graduate-school, the legitimate fear of change and the unknown expressed in each case is, more significantly, working at the same time to protect some form of unacknowledged and unseen privilege. 

If Everyone Lived in an ‘Ecovillage’, the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble

Put otherwise, based on my calculations, if the whole world came to look like one of our most successful ecovillages, we would still need one and a half planet’s worth of Earth’s biocapacity. Dwell on that for a moment.

The Degrowth Alternative

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

The Butlerian Carnival

Over the last week or so, I’ve heard from a remarkable number of people who feel that a major crisis is in the offing.

Waking Up

It’s time to wake back up and see if we are worthy to give it a go for another year.

Review: The World After Cheap Oil

Written by Finnish energy analysts Rauli Partanen, Harri Paloheimo and Heikki Waris, The World After Cheap Oil offers an exhaustive, up-to-date dissection of the world oil situation.

Could You Live Zero Waste for a Year? Jenny did...

The theory is, less stuff coming in means less stuff going out.

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