In building a movement, finding common ground is paramount. A movement can progress with the aid of constructive criticism, but it is imperative that this criticism be accompanied by genuine effort to understand and learn from one another, and recognition of each party’s value to the movement.
The rise of U.S. oil and gas production has spurred a dramatic expansion of the nation's pipeline infrastructure. As the lines reach into new communities and affect more property owners, concerns over the environmental impacts are growing.
If it wasn’t obvious before, it is now: capitalism has become the most divisive issue of our time.
It's to John Michael Greer's immense credit that his work examines aspects of our collective cultural life few others dare touch–and does so more deeply than anyone else's work does.
Rebuilding the commons in an economically-divided, violence-scarred neighborhood.
What, exactly, is reskilling? The answer to this question is not so obvious.
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It can be no accident that the raging fights in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and the Ukraine all coincide with areas rich in energy resources or for which imported energy resources are at risk.
Professor Bradshaw is concerned Rosneft could decide to carry on drilling without the Western expertise and so increase the risk of a catastrophic accident in the Arctic. And he adds that Russia's new gas deal with China will not help.
Laura of The Happiness Alliance tells about measuring values in our work and in our lives.
Think less NIMBY (“Not In My Back Yard”), and more SWIMBY (“Something Wonderful In My Back Yard”).
Washington is now the key country brandishing the oil weapon, using trade sanctions and other means to curb the exports of energy-producing states it categorizes as hostile. The Obama administration has taken this aggressive path even at the risk of curtailing global energy supplies.
There is a lethal mismatch between the realities of power in an age of decline, and the institutional frameworks inherited from a previous age of ascent
Mid-Week Update. Energy prices continued to fall this week with New York futures trading below $87 a barrel on Wednesday and London oil falling to a close of $91.37.
The economy of the future is described by different groups with different words in different languages and they do not always exactly translate into an identical idea.
A danger with any movement is its potential to fragment into factions once it reaches a certain size – with the various factions competing instead of collaborating – and the potential emergence of a dominant faction that drowns out competing worldviews, theories of change, and tactics.
Local food is nothing new in Appalachia...but the tradition of self-sufficiency has nearly died out
Causation is both bottom-up and top-down: material cause from the bottom, and final cause from the top, as Aristotle might say.
We know enough right now to start doing biochar: making it, getting it into the soil, and getting it into the hands of “regular farmers”. We’ll improve as we go along, but just using what is now known, the farmers, soil, crops, and atmosphere will all benefit.