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Searching for alternatives 2: Grasslands

Resilience.org - March 20, 2014 - 2:53am

Grasslands cover almost one fourth of the terrestrial area, but most of it produces rather little food.

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Income Inequality: A Primer on Inequality and Economic Growth

Resilience.org - March 20, 2014 - 2:52am

Maybe inequality or equality determine growth rather than vice versa.

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American Delusionalism, or Why History Matters

Resilience.org - March 20, 2014 - 2:50am

One of the things that reliably irritates a certain fraction of this blog’s readers, as I’ve had occasion to comment before, is my habit of using history as a touchstone that can be used to test claims about the future.

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Peak Oil Notes - Mar 20

Resilience.org - March 20, 2014 - 2:49am

New York oil prices have climbed about $1 a barrel this week closing on Wednesday at $100.29, while London oil slipped to close at $105.85 on hopes that the Ukrainian situation will not lead to a curtailment of oil supplies to Europe.

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Carbon Crash Solar Dawn

Resilience.org - March 19, 2014 - 11:13am

Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse.

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Sharing the school meal potluck

Resilience.org - March 19, 2014 - 6:35am

The combination of school meals, school gardens and expanded food-related curriculum addresses a wide range of challenges...

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The global Transition tipping point has arrived - vive la révolution

Resilience.org - March 19, 2014 - 4:06am

Last Friday, I posted an exclusive report about a new NASA-backed scientific research project at the US National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (Sesync) to model the risks of civilisational collapse, based on analysis of the key factors involved in the rise and fall of past civilisations.

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“The Oil and Gas Weapon Won’t Work”: Davis & Leggett on Ukraine

Resilience.org - March 19, 2014 - 3:55am

Before contemplating the use of US oil and gas as a strategic weapon, it might be useful to review a few key fundamentals.

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Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration

Resilience.org - March 19, 2014 - 2:46am

Restoring degraded ecosystems — or creating new ones — has become a huge global business.

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How to be Trapped: An Interview with David Korowicz

Resilience.org - March 19, 2014 - 12:00am

The broad point here is that growth and collapse is a much more fundamental process than capitalism...

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How do ex-Saudi Aramco geologist Dr Husseini's oil price spike predictions of USD 140 by 2016-17 stack up?

Resilience.org - March 18, 2014 - 6:43am

In an interview with ASPO USA in January 2014 Ex-Saudi Aramco geologist Dr. Sadad-Al-Husseini predicted oil price spikes of $140 by 2016/17. This post shows some graphs explaining why this could happen.

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The power of a regional food commons

Resilience.org - March 18, 2014 - 5:59am

By owning many elements of a local food system infrastructure – farms, distribution, retail and more – but operating them as a trust governed by stakeholders, the Food Commons believes it can be economically practical to build a new type of food system that is labor-friendly, ecologically responsible, hospitable to a variety of small enterprises, and able to grow high-quality food for local consumption.

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An Economic Game Plan to Prevent Water Pollution

Resilience.org - March 18, 2014 - 4:50am

Even though the Clean Water Act is more than 40 years old, its goals have not been met, and America is still beset with chronic water ailments and acute pollution incidents.

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Taking the Permaculture Path to Community Resilience

Resilience.org - March 18, 2014 - 1:51am

Planners need to know about permaculture and use it as a framework to guide our communities.

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The true cost of asparagus

Resilience.org - March 18, 2014 - 1:44am

The first tender spears of asparagus are always a welcome sight at the farmers market, a sign that spring is on its way. But some of that seasonal excitement is fading, now that bunches can be found on grocery store shelves throughout the winter.

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Study: 2ºC Warming Is Enough To Seriously Hurt Crop Yields

Resilience.org - March 18, 2014 - 1:37am

As farmers sow this year’s crops, they may be distracted by the fact that by the 2030s — just over 15 years from now — crop yields in temperate and tropical regions will suffer significantly due to climate change.

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Time to talk

Resilience.org - March 17, 2014 - 4:22pm

Too often, activists advocate policies without really engaging or involving people. We need to find ways to lure people into involvement in social change, help them see how meaningful it is. One way to do this is to bring people together to talk.

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Exploring the "why" behind extreme energy

Resilience.org - March 17, 2014 - 8:44am

Thus far the debate around unconventional gas/fracking has focussed on pollution, flammable water, earthquakes, noise, toxic fumes, climate change, etc. As a result people mainly focus on the "what?", or at a local level the "where?", of the issue. My research leads me toward one single question… "why?".

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'Democratic Wealth': clearing a path to the future

Resilience.org - March 17, 2014 - 6:51am

There has been no fundamental reshaping, anywhere, of the market machine, however loud its critics have become.

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Canvas Ranch: The Art of Living With the Land

Resilience.org - March 17, 2014 - 6:30am

Taking an unexpected direction on one’s life path awakens new physical and emotional realities.

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