Grasslands cover almost one fourth of the terrestrial area, but most of it produces rather little food.
Maybe inequality or equality determine growth rather than vice versa.
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.
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.
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.
The combination of school meals, school gardens and expanded food-related curriculum addresses a wide range of challenges...
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.
Before contemplating the use of US oil and gas as a strategic weapon, it might be useful to review a few key fundamentals.
Restoring degraded ecosystems — or creating new ones — has become a huge global business.
The broad point here is that growth and collapse is a much more fundamental process than capitalism...
How do ex-Saudi Aramco geologist Dr Husseini's oil price spike predictions of USD 140 by 2016-17 stack up?
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.
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.
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.
Planners need to know about permaculture and use it as a framework to guide our communities.
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.
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.
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.
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?".
There has been no fundamental reshaping, anywhere, of the market machine, however loud its critics have become.
Taking an unexpected direction on one’s life path awakens new physical and emotional realities.