Mary Christina Wood has an unsparing view of the state of environmental protection in the United States today...
2013 is the year when the sharing economy—the recent rediscovery of the economic advantages of mutual cooperation—came to public attention. It was also the year that bike sharing, one of the most tangible symbols of the sharing economy, came of age in America.
A midweek update. During two days of trading this week, crude oil products, and natural gas fell on profit taking before the New Year’s holiday.
I’ve noticed, over the past few years, a growing lack of enthusiasm in the formerly raucous festivities that once marked the end of one year and the beginning of another.
Inadequate management of human waste is a dire problem in much of the developing world.
Yesterday Matthew Yglesias of Slate posted, “There Is No ‘Sharing Economy.’” Well, he’s a little late to the party beating that dead horse.
For an anthropologist like myself raised on stories of the Nuer and Dinka (and the other tribes in the region), the latest news from the Sudan is jarring.
President Obama is pushing two massive new free trade agreements: the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). These far-reaching agreements, which are being negotiated in secret, constitute major threats to democracy and to the health of the planet and its people.
The two civilisation destroying situations we face are peak oil and climate change.
A decade of game-changing books, award-winning videos, hard-hitting reports, and trend-setting social media later, what stands out?
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-Oil and the Global Economy
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Mark Twain once said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." And, there are many, many things that the public and policymakers know for sure about energy that just ain't so.
What is unique about PatternDynamics is that it combines the patterns of nature with the power of language, to produce a sustainability pattern language.
A lot has changed over the last ten years. On September 26, 2003 — the day that Post Carbon Institute was given its official tax-exempt status by the IRS — the Cushing WTI Spot Price for a barrel of oil was $28.21.
Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I’ve spent most of the last year discussing the place of religion in the troubled future ahead of us. This holiday season, in which millions of Americans have just engaged in an all-out orgy of conspicuous consumption and mindless waste to celebrate the birth of a poor carpenter’s son in a stable in Bethlehem, also has me thinking about religious matters, and it occurs to me that there’s an issue along these lines that my blog posts haven’t yet explored.