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The latest look at a classic global ecological analysis from MIT: Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030 : A new study from researchers at Jay W. ...
by barath
Comment Count 246 comments on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 10:42 AM PDT with 267 Recommends
We all know Bill McKibben---one of the shining lights of the national (and international) environmental community, who's been educating us about climate change longer than most any journalist. His ...
by barath
Comment Count 151 comments on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 10:29 AM PDT with 221 Recommends
You might have heard the news: we're at the end of growth. Growth of the economy, of consumption, of wealth. That this would happen isn’t news to those who’ve followed the writings of Meadows, ...
by barath
Comment Count 188 comments on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 11:14 AM PDT with 104 Recommends
Last week I established why we're at the end of economic growth as we know it . With that comes the end of Wall Street as we know it. The protests going on now may hasten that end, but the end is ...
by barath
Comment Count 79 comments on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 02:48 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
We're at the end of economic growth as we know it. Not everyone has realized this yet, but it has arrived nevertheless. In past weeks I ...
by barath
Comment Count 143 comments on Sun May 22, 2011 at 09:42 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
I've been wondering for the past year about the interactions between climate change and peak oil. They're twin problems, rooted in our dependence upon fossil fuels (and oil in particular). But there'
by barath
Comment Count 134 comments on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM PST with 68 Recommends
Can we run our society on alternative / green energy? We know we need to get off of fossil fuels. So what should we do? I think it's possible that the green energy movement sees ...
by barath
Comment Count 150 comments on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 09:42 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
We're at the end of growth. Growth of the economy, of consumption, of wealth. Below I'll describe in brief why this is the case and the beginnings of what we might do about it.
by barath
Comment Count 94 comments on Sun May 01, 2011 at 10:03 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
The Maya are a cautionary example for all of us, a prophecy not by words but by deeds. A formal follow-up to a paper I wrote in 2007 and a non-technical version of which I published here, I'll be ...
by Tom Lum Forest
Comment Count 56 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 06:08 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
There have been a bunch of exciting new green energy developments that are real breakthroughs that could solve our energy and climate crisis. Or at least they look like they could have been real ...
by barath
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 09:36 AM PST with 55 Recommends
It is obvious, the Laws of Physics say, that growth of our population, economy and energy use cannot continue without limit. This should be non-controversial. But it's not. These facts do not ...
by veritas curat
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM PST with 51 Recommends
Despite our global conservation strategy of creating substantial amounts of protected areas, the world is seeing an alarming drop of biodiversity according to scientists would maintain indexes on ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 42 comments on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
This is believed to be Humanity's first successful device to routinely harness the boundless power of Sun, circa 6th century B.C . Its simplicity of design, is simply genius . World’s Oldest ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 10:15 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
A good rule of thumb is that when there is consensus on an issue in Washington (or Wall Street), it's probably wrong . There's a real consensus right now in Washington, even though ...
by barath
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 06:12 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
On the way to catch up with my family on the island, I met Kai, who was the last of the siblings gathering for the imminent end of their father's voyage. Although for the most difficult of reasons, ...
by James Wells
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
“The future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi ...
by Growthbuster
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 04:53 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
A while back I tried to figure out whether we can keep running things the way we're running them: do we need to ...
by barath
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 07:11 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
At the moment I'm using the Internet, as are you. In many ways, the Internet is the largest and perhaps most successful global system ever built by humanity. And yet because of the way it was built-
by barath
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 10:10 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Environmentally aware individuals are perpetually bombarded by the worst sort of false choice, one that's been drilled into us even by environmental activist organizations. You know the sort of ...
by barath
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 09:14 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
How best can we reconcile a core American commitment to economic growth with a finite planet and all but insatiable craving? As a progressive Buddhist, one who is intimately familiar with the Limits ...
by Tom Lum Forest
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST with 27 Recommends