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)
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.
Forget Shorter Showers
Consciousness and Complexity
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
After many months of Ed Milliband putting himself out there as a Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change that actually gets climate change, finally his big Plan, the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan was unveiled on Wednesday, in a speech in the House of Commons that namechecked Transition Towns and which is the boldest national vision for a low carbon society yet seen. Many others have since pitched in with their thoughts, I thought it might be useful here to offer an analysis from a Transition perspective.
UK announces long-term carbon reduction strategy
Climate change: Green dreams
Energy bill rises to tackle climate change are tiny
Real People, Real Preparation, Part One
In Public Housing, Talking Up the Recycling Bin
High-rises on hold: What to do with empty lots?
England's pork barrel politics is paying for airlines to burn the planet
Groups plan pedal power for the homeless
Ontario looks to jolt electric car market
On the Streets of China, Electric Bikes Are Swarming
Get wired (again): Trolleybuses and Trolleytrucks
Three plans for fuel emergencies have recently been released by UK public sector agencies. This review compares the three plans, highlights certain points from each, and provides internet links to the documents.