Central to the crisis of our time is a rarely recognized mismatch between the economy of tangible goods, on the one hand, and the economy of money on the other. Nonfinancial goods are available in limited supply, but financial goods are limited only by demand -- a source of positive feedback that makes timely response to the limits of the real world almost impossible.
We Gotta Eat 'em to Save 'em
On tiny plots, a new generation of farmers emerges
Vandana Shiva and the Earth Democracy (audio)
Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil
‘Peak oil’ debate is no longer on hold
The photo of stunted corn tells why grain farmers don’t like trees in their fence rows. Don’t like fence rows at all, in fact. The trees suck the moisture away from crops, as you can see. But what’s going on here? The corn in the other photo, just across the fence, growing the same distance from the same trees, is tall and healthy. Why aren’t the trees robbing moisture from this corn?
San Francisco was born at the beginning of the oil age, and the city has flourished during an era in which fossil fuels became the foundation of our economy and society...Task Force Members will present their findings to members of the Board of Supervisors’ Government Oversight and Audit Committee in Room 263 of City Hall at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23. Interested readers in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to join them in room 263, City Hall, at 2:00 P.M.
More wind than we thought?
On the Brink of a New Era in Energy (interview with Siemens CEO)
Gerry Wolff at TREC-UK updates the Desertec story (video)
Montgomery Panel Passes Redevelopment Plan
A New Enforcer in Buildings, the Energy Inspector
Questioning the direction of transportation policy
Forget Shorter Showers
Consciousness and Complexity
Nationalise coal— to fund a just transition away from it (interview)
How to end America’s deadly coal addiction
Clean Coal: Competitive Someday, Just Not Today
G8 Summit: Feed the Hungry or Fuel Hunger?
G8 Calls for Decisive Action to End Hunger, Recognizes Role of CAADP and AGRA at L'Aquila Summit
U.S. working group on the food crisis statement on the G8 in L’aquila, Italy