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New art call presentation and discussion: Economic relocalization Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Join us to discuss much-needed Economic Relocalization –and share ideas about how to visualize it– based on the Think Resilience course by Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.

March 31, 2023

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Paul Martin: “Hydrogen – The Decarbonization Problem”

On this episode, chemical engineer Paul Martin joins The Great Simplification to talk about all things hydrogen. There are many ‘Fuels of the Future’ about which the media likes to create hopeful and seamless narratives, one of the currently popular of these being hydrogen.

March 31, 2023


IPCC: Separating the science from the politics?

What credence should be given to the most recent summary report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)? To do that, you need to separate the science from the politics that pervades the IPCC processes.

March 31, 2023


How Does Degrowth Apply to Our Minds?

Unpicking the dominant, growth-based worldview will mean closely analysing the stories we have been told (and who those stories might serve), and bravely and courageously assessing whether all of this growth really does bring us ‘the good life’.

March 31, 2023

Ni-Vanuatu people

Preparing for a Storm the Ni-Vanuatu Way

This perfect storm highlights exactly why local resilience is so important, as communities were forced to adopt localized responses—with many drawing heavily on traditional resilience strategies and values to do so.

March 30, 2023

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Prophesies, Then and Now

And honestly, all of this leaves me wondering today what that “prophesy” might look like for the high school graduates of 2023 or those of my grandchildren’s generation in an even more distant future. I certainly hope for the best, but also fear the worst. 

March 30, 2023

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The Great Regeneration: Excerpt

By taking a longer view, we can see the arc of the horizon of our agricultural past, which gives us the ability to put our endeavors in context and to see what’s possible for the future just over the horizon.

March 30, 2023


Climate Action Epistemology Part 2: Mitigation Modeling In The IPCC Mitigation Report

When the IPCC mitigation report comments on the possibilities and likely effects of different emissions reduction strategies, it usually relies on quantitative integrated assessment models (IAMs) to do so.

March 30, 2023

Grave of Karl Marx

Economic growth is fuelling climate change – a new book proposes ‘degrowth communism’ as the solution

Saito’s book is refreshing because it helps end an old feud between socialists who trust that new technologies and the automation of work can deliver an expanding economy with greater leisure time and those who argue for a socialism without growth.

March 30, 2023

Liquified natural gas ship at Świnoujście LNG terminal in Poland

A Year of War: An Energy Justice Take on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Putin’s war has exposed the fact that nations that lack access to affordable energy and those that are most dependent on fossil fuels are vulnerable.

March 30, 2023

From nations to republics: front parlour or front porch?

After liberalism, then, I believe the task is to steer our societies towards a small farm civic republicanism of the front porch and not the front parlour variety. I don’t think that’s going to be easy.

March 29, 2023

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America’s Fossil Fuel Economy is Heading for Collapse – It Signals the End of the Oil Age

US oil production is about to peak, but the world is unprepared for the tremendous economic and political consequences. The only path through is energy and economic transformation.

March 29, 2023

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