I’m a psychologist, I’m not a geologist, financial expert, political analyst or economist. Yet, my world was dramatically changed when I learned about Peak Oil and began to read about all the related issues.
The IPPR report presented a textual analysis of the kinds of language ('repertoires') used in the media when discussing climate... But there is a huge missing category... [t]hat category is the straight 'It's serious (and interesting) but don't panic' repertoire.
What would you think if someone told you that we could simultaneously create strong, safe, sustainable, and vibrant communities while also solving the most urgent problems of our times?
Will computer manufacturing survive during energy descent?
Computers are the top card in the house-of-cards complex civilization we built with coal and oil, argues Alice Friedemann. How do we leave our descendents knowledge they can use and be amazed by, information to fuel the next Renaissance?
"So we use a loud rumbling voice to talk about the challenge, about melting ice and drought; yet we have a mouse-like voice when we talk about 'easy, cheap and simple' solutions, making them sound as tiny as possible because we think that's what makes them acceptable to the public... In fact it makes them seem trivial in relation to the problem."