Investing in durability

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

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.

archived June 30, 2009

Movement - June 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Santa Cruz group gears up for life after cheap oil (Transition)
From crisis comes hope (can a weary Left come up with new ideas?)
Newfoundland/Labrador premier captures the flag from the oil patch
Greenpeace hands out fake copies of International Herald Tribune
Blowing the green whistle on sports

archived June 20, 2009

Humanity’s Choice: A Series of Exits—Not a Fork in the Road

Chris Clugston, Energy Bulletin

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.

archived June 11, 2009

Population - June 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The vindication of a public scholar (Paul Ehrlich and The Population Bomb)
How did 100,000,000 women disappear?
Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

archived June 11, 2009

Deep thought - June 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Apathy threatens humanity, ex-Clinton aide says
Ten reasons why population control can’t stop climate change
'Generation Green' Environmentally Oblivious

archived June 3, 2009

Health & population - May 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Strong opinions about obesity
David Attenborough: Our planet is overcrowded
Recession 'entertainment' may beget new baby boom

archived May 22, 2009

Deep thought - May 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Peak Oil or Climate Change: Which Is Most Urgent?
On American Sustainability - Anatomy of Societal Collapse
Global Citizenship- Opportunities for Change

archived May 14, 2009

Deep thought - May 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Letter from Sweden: The State of the End of the World
Using Thermodynamics to (Re)Examine Environmental Kuznets Curves
Why I Fired My Broker
The Century of The Rights of Mother Earth

archived May 13, 2009

When the oil gives out (new book excerpt)

Theodore Roszak, Second Journey

"One way to evaluate the prospects of Eldertown might be to start from the viewpoint of one of the more apocalyptic environmental groups. The peak oil movement focuses tightly on the issue of energy, the Achilles heel of industrial society. Convinced that global oil production will soon peak — or perhaps already has — the peak oilers predict a horrendous cascade of disasters in our near future."
(Roszak was author of the 60s classic The Making of a Counter-Culture. In this book, he predicts that as the Baby Boomers become seniors, they will shake society once again - for the better)

archived May 11, 2009

Blessing or a burden: population, reproduction and the demographic imagination

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

Whatever methods of restraint we eventually enact - and I think we will enact them, so let them be good ones, that lead to a justice and honorable society - we must begin from this - every child that we have, every birth is a gift, and if our gifts are fewer than in past years, we must only treasure them the more.

archived April 21, 2009