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

fallout shelter

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

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

Crazy Town podcast

Crazy Town: Episode 66. How to Have Sex with Yourself: The Bizarre Cult of the Singularity

Meet Ray Kurzweil, who combines Moore’s Law with nanobots in a faux recipe to cheat death.

March 29, 2023

Janus god

Post Carbon Institute: Looking Back, Looking Forward

This year Post Carbon Institute turns 20, so it’s a good time to take stock. What have we done, what’s left to do?

March 28, 2023

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

Ocean magazine

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

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