Resilience

Shales vs. solar: An investment perspective

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 4:30am

But perhaps the real proof of a new energy paradigm shift lies in the fact that financing for solar is becoming in some cases more attractive than financing for oil and gas projects.

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A Framework For Assessing Country-Level Resilience

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 4:15am

With no meaningful actions on such things as climate change and peak resources in sight, a realistic assessment of country (and regional) level resilience is required.

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Against the Odds

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 2:02am

Unlike other jobs, cooperatives promote [the} development and growth of workers.

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Natural gas: A green bridge to hell

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 6:13am

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.

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Going Soil-Friendly

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 5:51am

This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve heard about in a long time. Farmers who want to stop using chemicals can get support in the switch—and stay profitable during the transition.

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A struggle to save Europe’s soul from privatization

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 5:47am

As the EU sells its soul by pushing Greece to privatize its natural and cultural heritage, ordinary citizens are mobilizing to save their common wealth.

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You can't taper a Ponzi scheme: Time to reboot

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 5:47am

Ideally, we might mimic the ancient Mesopotamians, the oldest and most long-lasting civilization in history, and devise an economic system that lasts for millennia.

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The Converging Environmental and Economic Crises: A pep talk for those paying attention by Nate Hagens

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 4:31am

Suggestions on how society might better adapt, physically and psychologically, to what's ahead.

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Peak Oil Review - July 28

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 3:40am

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

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The Changing Face of World Oil Markets

Resilience.org - July 28, 2014 - 2:15am

My conclusion is that hundred-dollar oil is here to stay.

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Why doesn't the 'long emergency' feel like an emergency?

Resilience.org - July 27, 2014 - 7:39am

What appears to be masking the ongoing emergency is the rise in stock and bond markets. The disconnect between the still sluggish economy and the stock market which keeps hitting new highs is one indication that dangers lurk in the world economy.

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Open Source, Time Banks, Fablabs - Welcome to the "Irrational" Economy

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 5:55am

 The idea that people may actually choose to cooperate with each other in managing important resources, and to reap their gains in nonmonetary forms, is “irrational” to economists.

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Strengthen Community Forest Rights to Fight Climate Change

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 5:52am

Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report.

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IEA Oil Market Forecast: Optimistic Assumptions And An Economy Unable To Grow Out Of Its Problems

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 5:47am

The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way out of its problems. 

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Energy Crunch: Global debate heats up

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 4:29am

News that last month was the world’s hottest June on record provided another reminder that urgent global action is needed to combat climate change.

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Three Weeds You Can Eat

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 4:11am

When I’m out weeding, I’m foraging as well.

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BikeSurf: Open Source Bikesharing Powered by Community

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 4:11am

BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, and community,” fosters communication, encourages shared resources, and builds community.

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Divest! - Then What?

Resilience.org - July 25, 2014 - 1:40am

Divestment is one of the great campaigns of our times.But the question then arises, “then what?” If an organization decide it’s time to divest from fossil fuels, then what might they do next?

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Resilience Roundup - July 24

Resilience.org - July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

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Bombs for Butterflies

Resilience.org - July 24, 2014 - 4:59am

I’m here to tell you about a weapon that could change the world. Discharging it in public wouldn’t harm any living creature; it wouldn’t even land you in jail.

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