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Renewables - Oct 25

Staff, Resilience.org

-Green energy would save EU trillions by 2050 -report
-Saudi Arabia Announces Plans For 100% Switch To Renewables
-Back to the future of the post-carbon world

archived October 25, 2012

The peak oil crisis:the end game

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

It is becoming clearer all the time that mankind is approaching a major turning point in its tenure on this planet. Without going into the myriad of details, the new reports forecast that the temperatures will get very high; the oceans will flood the coasts and no longer contain much fish; pandemics will be prevalent; and the storms will be so fierce that there simply will not be enough food or habitable areas to keep us all going.

archived October 25, 2012

How it could happen, part four: crossing the line

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

This fourth part of a five-part series uses the tools of narrative fiction to explore some of the ways in which America's global empire might come apart. As the multiple impacts of American defeat in the East African War come home to roost, a leadership vacuum made worse by partisan gridlock pushes the United States deeper into crisis -- and efforts by the political establishment to evade that crisis without dealing with America's systemic problems unleashes a backlash that might bring the American experiment to a sudden close.

archived October 24, 2012

Climate - Oct 24

Staff, Resilience.org

-US presidential debates' great unmentionable: climate change
-Energy & the Election
-Ten Charts That Make Clear The Planet Just Keeps Warming

archived October 24, 2012

Against the Oil Industry, 350.org Co-Founder Sides with the Commons

Jessica Conrad, On the Commons

May Boeve calls herself a commoner because she wants "to be part of a movement that’s trying to create something different than what we stand to inherit right now."

archived October 24, 2012

A powerful tool for getting beyond the converted

Rob Hopkins, Transition Network

I have written several times here about ‘Transition Streets’, the street-by-street behaviour change model created by Transition Town Totnes which was the winner of the 2011 Ashden Award for behaviour change. I am delighted to announce today is that now Transition Streets (also known as ‘Streets-Wise’) is available for any group to run, anywhere.

archived October 24, 2012

A Wind And Solar Powered Corncrib

Gene Logsdon, The Contrary Farmer, Mulligan Books

What is being called the world’s first solar-powered flour mill is now in operation at Frankferd Farms in Butler County, Pa...It dawned on me, thinking of Frankferd Farms, that what I have here is a solar and wind-powered corn dryer as well as a storage bin.

archived October 24, 2012

How “Different” is the Recovery from the Financial Crisis?

David Papell, Ruxandra Prodan, Econbrowser

The slow recovery from the financial crisis and recession of 2007 – 2009 has become a centerpiece of the Presidential election. In last Tuesday’s debate, Mitt Romney, picking up on a theme that has been emphasized by John Taylor, contrasted the current slow recovery with the much faster recovery from the 1981 – 1982 recession.

archived October 24, 2012

Oil - Oct 24

Staff, Resilience.org

-Insight: Is Ohio's "secret" energy boom going bust?
-Russia Off Limits to Big Oil After BP Wins Putin Approval
-Delta Boys: Powerful Documentary Chronicles Niger Delta Oil Struggle

archived October 24, 2012

The Dinner Party

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

I was asked this by a friend recently, and it has been stuck in my head (even though the whole idea requires an egomaniacal suspension of disbelief)"If you could sit down to dinner with the people you think see the world we're in most clearly and spend dinner working on how to change things and be ready for a crisis, who would you invite to eat with you?" He added the caveat that I can have as many people as I want, and no, I don't have to cook and clean up.

archived October 24, 2012