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Alternate opinions: The world's energy information duopoly comes to an end

Resilience.org - February 8, 2015 - 9:15am

Most energy forecasts are based on information from the two leading energy information agencies: the EIA and the IEA. That's about to change. Policymakers, investors and the public should take heed.

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Johann Hari: Everything we know about the Drug War & addiction is wrong

Resilience.org - February 7, 2015 - 2:34pm

We have created a society where huge numbers of our fellow citizens can’t bear to be present in their lives and have to medicate themselves to get through the day with these drugs. You know, there’s nothing—a hypercapitalist, hyperindividualist society makes people feel like the rats in that first cage, that they’re cut off, they’re cut off from the sourc

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'Fighting for the places we love': a vision for the climate battles to come

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 5:10pm
It is not preordained that low oil prices will either hurt or help the climate movement. If we do nothing, then it’s more likely that low oil prices will work against sensible climate action, just for simple economic reasons. When oil is cheap, people feel able to buy more of it.
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Saying goodbye to Mario: Cuba and curtailment

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 4:25pm

Curtailers are different from consumers or conservers, consumers being those who are blithely devouring and polluting the planet and conservers being those who want to pull back a bit but avoid making big changes in the way they live. Being a curtailer in America is not a popular occupation or avocation. The very use of the word in ordinary conversation typically elicits a response that is one of shock or a low level of hostility.

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We can’t have resilience without justice

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 1:18pm

If we are going to get real about resilience in an age of climate change and other large-scale disruptions, trust looms large.If people don’t trust the authorities, will they pay attention when it’s time to evacuate? Will people from different backgrounds and neighborhoods join hands to rebuild?

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Panic about panic: Russia and the world-system today

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 12:32pm

One doesn't hear much discussion of these foreign policy issues in Russia. What one hears discussed instead is how best to handle the acute budgetary shortfall that the Russian state is facing.

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Affording our Land

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 4:14am

One of the biggest challenges facing new farmers is access to affordable land.

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Charts showing the long-term GDP-energy tie

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 4:14am

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about why cheap fuels act to create economic growth. In this post, we will look at some supporting data showing how this connection works.

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Greece Exposes The Global Economy's Achilles Heel

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 4:13am

The new Greek political party, known as Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, has done the unthinkable

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Energy Crunch: Kicking coal?

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 3:09am

This week we saw three important signs of the increasingly moribund state of the fossil fuel industry.

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Thanks, Bill.

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 2:57am

I didn’t read Overshoot until around 1999; when I did, it made an enormous impression. My book The Party’s Over owed a great deal to it

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Review: The World After Cheap Oil

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 2:36am

Written by Finnish energy analysts Rauli Partanen, Harri Paloheimo and Heikki Waris, The World After Cheap Oil offers an exhaustive, up-to-date dissection of the world oil situation.

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Resilience Roundup - Feb 6

Resilience.org - February 6, 2015 - 2:24am

Graph of the Day: Collapse of US shale oil industry

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Towards a Dignified Life: The Biofábrica Campesina and the Solidarity Economy Movement

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 5:43am

With little governmental help for sustainable agricultur...small farmers in Cauca have turned to the production of compost.

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Solar Jobs Benefit Economy, Maybe More than Oil and Gas Jobs

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 5:07am

A new report from the Solar Foundation and George Washington University shows the U.S. solar industry gained about 31,000 new jobs in 2014, a 21.8 percent growth rate or nearly twenty times more than the economy as a whole.

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Peak Oil Notes - Feb 5

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 5:06am

A mid-week update. Oil prices underwent a three-day rally beginning last Friday and ending Tuesday, climbing some 19 percent on expectations that world oil supplies would soon start dropping.

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Alan Weisman reviews Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 5:04am

The real star of this book is the photography.

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What Does $200 Trillion of Debt Really Mean for the Global Economy?

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 3:02am

We don't appear to have learnt much from the crash.

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India’s Food Security Threatened by Groundwater Depletion

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 2:19am

Without serious efforts to stem the mining of groundwater, food production will decline.

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As Night Closes In

Resilience.org - February 5, 2015 - 2:15am

I was saddened to learn a few days ago, via a phone call from a fellow author, that William R. Catton Jr. died early last month, just short of his 89th birthday.

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