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At Work in the Ruins: Excerpt

To put the whole weight of the future on the shoulders of those of us who happen to be around just now can be paralysing, the weight unbearable.

March 22, 2023

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How the energy crisis is boosting heat pumps in Europe

For the first time in 2022, heat pump sales in Europe reached 3m, up 0.8m (38%) from a year earlier and doubling since 2019. Sales doubled in a single year in Poland, Czech Republic and Belgium.

March 22, 2023


World Water Day: Accelerating Change

So today on World Water Day, you be that change. By all means, learn about the real issues. Fix the leaks in your life. If you have the resources, make yourself and your community more water-resilient.

March 22, 2023

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Doing With What You Make Is Supreme

So you see the impact of what can happen with “doing with what you make.” I’m living it right now by sharing my 4-point recipe in this essay. Consider this my potluck contribution.

March 22, 2023

COP15 in Montreal

COP Reflections: Inside the conferences meant to save the world

Do I think we save the world with one last COP? Perhaps yes, if we do it together.

March 22, 2023

Beijing skyline

Why News of Population Decline and Economic Slowdown Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

China’s slowdown is a welcome opportunity for global leaders and policymakers to get our priorities straight and set ourselves on a path of sustainable happiness and well-being.

March 22, 2023

Crazy Town Episode 65

Crazy Town: Episode 65. Why the Polycrisis Is a Statistical Anomaly: The Willful Delusions of the World’s Leading Pseudointellectual

Meet Steven Pinker, whose denial of limits increases the likelihood of his worst fear: the end of the Enlightenment.

March 22, 2023

low-hanging fruit

Degrowth in a Green-Growth World

Incremental change can be tough to accept when you’re trying to prevent mass suffering and extinction, but as Herman Daly and Joshua Farley remind us, we must start “from where we are, even if the basic idea is not to remain there.”

March 21, 2023


How to accelerate the transition

The consultancy SystemIQ, working with University of Exeter, Simon Sharpe and the Bezos Earth Fund, has produced a report that looks at the positive tipping points that could accelerate the transition to a post-carbon future.

March 21, 2023

Small-scale farmer

Post-Brexit Farm Policy – Outlook Across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

What’s on the cards for farm policy in the UK nations post-Brexit and post-CAP? In the first part of this series, Ursula Billington reported on the state of play for England’s small-scale farmers and horticulturists. Here in Part 2, she talks to representatives from the Landworkers Alliance to gauge the situation in the devolved nations

March 21, 2023


Climate Action Epistemology Part 1: An Activist’s Analysis Of The IPCC Mitigation Report

The way we frame climate change has significant implications for what feasibility constraints, trade-offs, assumptions, and opportunities we pay attention to, and ultimately what targets we set and the policies we design to achieve them.

March 21, 2023

Sweet grass

I Want a Better Catastrophe: Excerpt

What kind of ancestor do I want to be? What do I love too much to lose? What must I pick up and carry into the future? Across the days after our meeting, I realized Dr. Kimmerer’s questions weren’t just thought experiments, but heart experiments.

March 21, 2023

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