It is no wonder that there was a new energy in the debate concerning the question of resilience, and how to ensure that if -- and when -- such disasters arrive again, we are more prepared.
By 2020, we have to switch from increasing emissions across the world at 1.8% per annum to decreasing at 3.2% per annum. That’s a very big challenge, but that is what margin we’re left with in managing this very very important problem.
•Will the Monterey Shale be an energy and economic boon for California? •Recognition in US of impact and cost of climate change •EIA: Tight-oil production pushes up US supply •After shale gas, now for tight oil •Financial questions seen for US shale gas, tight-oil plays •Gas industry rejects US expert warning on fugitive emissions
A small amount of cash spent at the farmers market or local food store might make a huge difference to the vendors there. You never know what kind of difficulties they face, and where they stand on the thin line between a manageable load and giving up.
The illusion that progress will solve the problems of the future is presented to obscure the ancient truth that future-problems are created by the present.
“It is a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth….no one must suppose that coal thus saved is spared-it is only saved from one use to be employed in others”.
In the century and a half since transcendentalist thinker Henry David Thoreau first coined the term “voluntary poverty,” it has been variously a buzzword, a meme within environmental circles and a dreaded epithet smelling of sacrifice and deprivation.
A mid-week update. Oil prices fell this week on continuing weak demand in the US and the possibility that Libya will soon resume oil exports.
Every object has a dark side – and that’s especially true in fashion.
The six families that abandoned their homes in Peace River, Canada three years ago due to a strange sickness are finally starting to get some answers.
The theme of last week’s post here on The Archdruid Report—the strategy of preserving or reviving technologies for the deindustrial future now, before the accelerating curve of decline makes that task more difficult than it already is—can be applied very broadly indeed.
Earthworms that make their home in contaminated soil do so at a significant cost, according to French and Danish researchers.
It may be that one of the immediate successes of the Workers Diner project was to inspire the crowdfinancing provisions of the JOBS Act, federal legislation that intends to lower regulatory hurdles for online direct public offerings and facilitate investments from (and to) Main Street.
Climate change is already impacting all continents. But it isn’t yet impacting all companies.
As the era of surplus energy comes to an end, how will our systems reliant on energy slaves for mechanical and cognitive work adapt?
What is the impact we hoped Transition would have when we first came up with the idea, what impact are we actually having, and what could we be doing differently to increase that impact?
In the spirit of encouraging the spread of skillshares in as many places as possible, I’ve written down some of the most critical, ordered steps we took to create Somerville Skillshare from scratch...
“Why pay someone else to fracture the Earth’s crust to get at that valuable fuel that’s right under your feet?"
I've been working for the past few months in this pint-sized piece of paradise designing a community education 'template' which integrates the practices and teachings of Yoga and Mindfulness with learning basic principles about climate change and how to adapt and take action.
Of all the preposterous, irresponsible headlines that have appeared on the front page of the New York Times in recent years, few have exceeded the inanity of this one from early March: “U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin.”