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Naomi Klein & the Let­down of the Leap Manifesto: Poli­tics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse (part 2/3)

Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.

Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom

As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrow bring?”

Thoreau's Luxuries: An Interlude

Lately I’ve been turning to Thoreau--the patron saint of radical simplicity, he of shedding false conveniences and burdensome accumulation in the favor of a life lived amongst the trees. 

Flight Path -- On Reading David Fleming's 'Surviving the Future'

The man you might not know. And yet if you know anything about the Green Party, Tradable Energy Quotas, the Transition Movement, New Economics Foundation or the Soil Association you would have met his ideas and his vision many times.

Deface the Currency: Introduction

But whether the protagonist is ancient or postmodern, it is a testament to the depth of Diogenes’ insight into the human situation that his ideas and ways of living can remain so relevant despite the gulf of time that separates us.

A Succinct Account of my View on Individual and Collective Action

I am regularly accused of reducing responses to climate change to simple individual action, sacrifice and “having to give things up” – hair shirts and all that. That is categorically not my view.

The Flimsy Ladder to Solid Ground - Part Two

We’ve explored, in part one of this article, how fossil fuels had (in a sense) suspended history...Here’s another thing – the pursuit of mass consumption has suspended the pursuit of mass happiness.

On Flimsy Ladders, or Flimsy Ain’t Nothing. Flimsy is All.

We float above living Earth in a life supplied by fossilised life.

How We Went on an Energy Diet, and What We Lost (and Gained!)

In which I reveal the changes in our household energy usage from 2003 through 2015 and how we achieved them.

Protect the Earth. Live Simply... Our Future Depends On It.

In November and December of 2015, I visited a couple of places in India that inspired some questions and thoughts about what is involved in protecting the earth.

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