California in 'fiscal emergency'
California's IOU to the world
Californians are sinking themselves
For a European website I attempted to write a concise, blunt assessment of our ecological predicament in hopes that perhaps at least one person of influence might read and understand what I believe we face: "We are in overshoot. Failure to recognize this fact and act on it will ultimately condemn humans worldwide to nature's cure for this condition: collapse."
If you are planning to withdraw, please tell me where you're going, and send directions. If not, it's time to start thinking about how you and your family or tribe will muddle through the years ahead. One word comes to mind: durability. If that wasn't the first word that came to your mind, I'm not surprised.
Collapse Dynamics: Phase transitions in complex social systems
How will knowledge of collapse impact collapse?
Again social evils haunt Britain. Do we still have the spirit to thwart them?
Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.
Jason Bradford: A Message to the Nearly Converted
Profiting from Scarcity
A Review of Neil Jackson’s Photo Essay "Conflict"
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.
Much of what we are seeing now may be a symptom of peak capital approaching: airports, roads, bridges, dikes, dams, and about everything that goes under the name of "infrastructure" are decaying everywhere in the world. The whole economic system is becoming unable to maintain the level of complexity it had reached just a few decades ago.
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?
Interview with investigative journalist and author Michael C. Ruppert about his new book A Presidential Energy Policy.