Other resource depletion
Our continued national dependence on fossil fuels is creating a crippling vulnerability to both long-term fuel scarcity and catastrophic climate change.
The current economic crisis requires substantial national policy shifts and enormous new government injections of capital into the economy. This provides an opportunity for a project whose scope would otherwise be inconceivable: a large-scale, coordinated energy transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy.
Prepare to observe the spectacle of the two great economic paradigms of the twentieth century crashing to the ground, locked in mortal combat.
After an oil peak, pressure will increase to cut trees to serve as fuel for heating and cooking fires, as well as to clear land for agriculture. Many other countries who have faced this pressure have become bleak places prone to soil erosion, mudslides, dust storms and finally, desertification.
A weekly digest from a UK perspective.
Heinberg: Top of the Food Chain
Carbon is forever
Acidic seas threaten coral and mussels
One-third of China's Yellow river 'unfit for drinking or agriculture'
Water in the Middle East: Plugging the supply gap
Experts call for end of flushing toilets on World Toilet Day
The words “holy crap” were pretty much the first ones to my lips this morning, when several people sent me George Monbiot’s latest column...After being so flattered I could die, I suffered the irresistable desire to argue back, and I’m going to...
Monbiot: The planet is now so vandalised that only total energy renewal can save us
Forest protection plan could displace millions, say campaigners
Schwarzenegger's bid to save the rainforest
Tell Barack Obama the Truth – The Whole Truth (about climate change) - PDF
Thousands pick up free vegetables on Colo. farm
Radical producers go free-range on farm policy (Joel Salatin)
New geopolitics of world agriculture
Russia Today: Earth faces starvation
It was our national pastime – but now shopping is just so over
Many Brisconnections shareholders facing financial ruin (confluence of energy and financial crises)
The animals and plants we cannot live without