Environment & sustainablity
A weekly update from a UK perspective, including Guest Commentary.
The ecological and economic prognosticators who warn of a potentially unpleasant future for the human enterprise typically portray humanity as being at a fork in the road on our evolutionary journey. They contend that we are at a pivotal decision point at which we must make an “either/or” choice between a positive future outcome and a negative future outcome.
Water stress, ocean levels to unleash 'climate exodus'
Hotter planet means more underweight babies
Large area of Africa vulnerable to climate change
Captured on camera: 50 years of climate change in the Himalayas
China alone could bring world to brink of climate calamity, claims US official
Act now or it's jellyfish burgers all round
Film prompts Pret a Manger to change its tuna
Public support creation of marine nature reserve
The End of the Line: The biggest problem you've never heard of
Menaces to oceans: CO2, plastic bags, overfishing
Scientists: global warming has already changed oceans
As our families are rocking away the evening under our kiwi arbor, my friend mentions that her sister is pregnant. After having one baby by C-section, she is worried about having another one at home, without drugs. Pregnancy and birth have changed a lot since the old economy failed and insurance and government stopped paying for epidurals and Cesareans. Of course, without insurance or government support, no one can afford them, and hospitals want payment up front now.
Ailing, banks still field strong lobby at Capitol
Herman Daly: From a failed growth economy to a steady-state economy
How Wall Street Fleeced Millions from Wisconsin schools
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“A rideshed is basically the distance you can ride on a loaded bike on a summer day. It’s approximately 80-90 miles, but our range is greatly extended by the MAX [light rail in Portland]"
Special documentary by ABC - 'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization?
Reviews by peak oilers
The context of 'low product": how designers can help articulate a new social language
The Oil Drum BookCollage - #1 of 3 (Energy, Ecology, Sustainability, Etc.)
'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization?
Borderline bankruptcy: A Bioregional alternative?