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Peak Oil Notes - Feb 19

Resilience.org - February 19, 2015 - 2:50am

 A midweek update. For nearly three weeks now New York oil futures have cycled between $48 and $54 barrel, while London futures have climbed steadily reaching nearly $63 a barrel on Tuesday before falling to close at $60 on Wednesday.

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What Progress Means

Resilience.org - February 19, 2015 - 2:40am

Strictly speaking, therefore, nothing requires the project of deliberate technological regress to move in lockstep to the technologies of a specific past date and stay there.

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To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 5:40am

We stand at a precipice in history that demands that the human species achieve some fairly unprecedented evolutionary advances.

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Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 3:39am

78 percent of Americans believe that too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few huge companies.

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Troubled Coastlines From Louisiana To Maine

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 3:07am

Bob Marshall on the massive undertaking of reversing a century and a half of policies that have left the Mississippi River Delta region battered,and former Maine State Representative Seth Berry about his state’s coastal problems.

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Beyond the Market-State: Decentralising Power in a Sharing Society

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 3:06am

At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society – from the local to the global.

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The Crash in the Price of Oil may Change the Oil Market – a Look at the IEA’s “Oil Medium-Term Market Report 2015”

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 2:42am

On Tuesday 10 February at 13:00 GMT the IEA released its “Oil Medium-Term Market Report 2015”.

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Greece and the Eurozone Crisis

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 2:21am

The Syriza government has been elected to power in Greece with an electoral mandate to end the austerity policies imposed on Greece by the European Union, the IMF and the European Central Bank.

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Conflicts in the food, energy, land and water nexus

Resilience.org - February 18, 2015 - 1:59am

Shortage of one resource (land) can partly be compen­sated with another (water), but what happens if all of them are scarce? We see today that the market does not distribute scarce re­sources to those who are poor: if resources become scarcer the poor will be further disenfran­chised. In more extreme cases the rich will drive their cars with fuels made from food crops that the poor cannot afford to buy and lack the resources to produce themselves.

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What Role for Grazing Livestock?

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 4:05am

The Sustainable Food Trust recently organised a meeting to consider the question, ‘What role for grazing livestock in a world of climate change and diet-related disease?’

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Forget Venture Capitalists—This Scrappy Composting Co-Op Found Another Way to Get Startup Money

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 3:57am

The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.

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Industry backlash against fossil fuel divestment forces the question: Which side are you on?

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 3:16am

Rather than convincing administrators, or even the fossil fuel industry, of their wrongs, divestment campaigners should be convincing everyone that the movement is right.

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The Problem With An Undulating Trend And Natural Variability

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 3:13am

Humans find it very hard to identify a trend that is affected by natural variability, instead getting caught up in short term variations like the "Climate Pause". This may have disabled humanity's urgency in taking a sustainable path,

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Keystone XL, Cold War 2.0, and the GOP Vision for 2016

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 2:42am

It’s a ritual long familiar to observers of American politics: presidential hopefuls with limited international experience travel to foreign lands and deliver speeches designed to showcase their grasp of foreign affairs.

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Taxes and Corruption

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 2:41am

It seems that the rumbling story about HSBC’s Swiss branch has achieved what political pollsters know as “cut through” – meaning that it’s of interest to voters as well as to those reporters who are sentenced to watch Prime Minister’s Questions each week.

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Peak Oil Review - Feb 17

Resilience.org - February 17, 2015 - 2:29am

A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Russia/Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.

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Effective Groups: Getting Things Done Together

Resilience.org - February 16, 2015 - 1:03am

There's something mysterious about how complicated things gets when other people get involved!

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Join the “Eat-All Greens” Garden Revolution

Resilience.org - February 16, 2015 - 1:00am

With three or four crops a year in a bed no larger than 4×12 feet, you can produce a couple hundred pounds of greens.

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William Catton's warning

Resilience.org - February 15, 2015 - 9:56am

William Catton Jr. died last month at age 88. His book, "Overshoot," may stand as the central text of the 20th century about the ecological fate of humankind. The book represents a missed opportunity in that so few people were able to hear what Catton had to say in 1980, and so few want to hear it now--even as the headlines are filled with the very precursors of the bottleneck he laments in his last major piece of writing.

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Lentil Underground

Resilience.org - February 14, 2015 - 9:55am

Why grow lentils? 1) Two big reasons: fertilizer and water. 2) They can cope with a wide range of weather conditions. 3) They're delicious.

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