Resilience

Challenging Economics - headlines

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 10:18am

•The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it •Limits to Investment •Alive in the Sunshine

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Water for the Delta

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 7:00am

On Monday, March 24, I leave on a trip to witness an event I never thought I’d see: the Colorado River flowing through its delta toward the sea.

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Weeds and Black Gold

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 5:31am

In 2004, Kathy Voth had an out-of-the-box idea: teach cows to eat weeds.

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Seeing our Communities as Thriving Ecosystems: A Permaculture Approach to Community Planning

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 5:20am

Our communities are dynamic ecosystems composed of natural resources, brick and mortar infrastructure, and complex social systems that we constantly alter through human actions.

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Peak Oil Review - Mar 24

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 4:45am

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

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Meat vs Veg: An Energy Perspective

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 4:29am

In this essay I’ll present data on the energy intensity of animal- and plant-derived foods and hopefully contribute to a constructive dialog about what we ought to eat and how we ought to be producing it.

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Essential Knowledge for Transition: Money and Banking System

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 3:34am

The second in a 3-part series of teleseminars on economic transformation. Only a fundamental shift in the design of the monetary and banking systems will allow for a viable way of addressing increasing inequality, the mounting problem of public and private debt and make possible a shift towards a sustainable steady-state economy that works for everybody and is compatible with environmental stewardship.

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Review: Snake Oil: how fracking's false promise of plenty imperils our future

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 3:25am

For those who thought the 'fracking' issue was just about water pollution and earthquakes, Richard Heinberg's Snake Oilmight be a little perplexing.

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Power is nothing without control: how to lose an empire

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 3:23am

Power is nothing without control. And, usually, control seems to run out before power.

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Property Insurance: One of the first to go

Resilience.org - March 24, 2014 - 3:02am

The nature of property insurance, with premiums reliant on projections of future claims and financial market performance, will pull forward the societal effects of climate change and energy constraints. 

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Water world - headlines

Resilience.org - March 22, 2014 - 2:00am

•How Power Generation Threatens Water Supplies, And Climate Change Threatens Both •Dry Fields, Dirty Water •The Thirsty West: What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas •World’s 18 Most Water-Stressed Rivers •Sandra Postel: Are Americans Facing Reality About Water?

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The Next New Economy

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 8:09am

The sharing phenomenon is turning the traditional business model on its head across sectors from transportation to hotels and tourism, and everything in between.

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Climate, politics & money - headlines

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 5:06am

•Climate Risks as Conclusive as Link between Smoking and Lung Cancer •The New 400ppm World: CO2 Measurements at Mauna Loa Continue to Climb •Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy •Newly Discovered Greenland Melting Could Accelerate Sea-Level Rise •Why We Must Divest From Fossil Fuels: A Student’s Open Letter to Harvard President Drew Faust •Exxon agrees to disclose ‘unburnable carbon’ reservesI•saac Cordals incredible tiny sculptures offer a chilling view of climate change

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Despite Prime Minister's Departure, the Petro State of Alberta Marches On

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 5:01am

People come to Alberta to make a killing in the oil fields, not a living. And that sense of entitlement pervades the province.

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Should Universities Divest From Fossil-Fuel Companies?

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 4:41am

Student and activist groups have been urging universities to take a stand against climate change by divesting from companies that produce oil, natural gas, or coal. In a Yale Environment 360 debate, activist Bob Massie makes the case for divestment as a necessary tool in pushing for action on climate, while economist Robert Stavins argues it would be merely symbolic and have little effect.

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Share the Bounty

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 3:42am

Slow Money is about asking people to consider the costs and benefits associated with the production of our food.

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Energy Crunch: Budgeting for Resilience?

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 3:29am

East-West tensions spiralled to levels not seen since the end of the cold war as Russia annexed Crimea this week.

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Climate change - if we were rational, we'd have it sorted by now

Resilience.org - March 21, 2014 - 3:15am

Has the climate debate stalled? Does extreme weather in the UK mean we’re talking about it more or less?

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Our Harsh Winter Continues

Resilience.org - March 20, 2014 - 11:08am

Two weeks ago we discussed the impact that the polar vortex was having on our natural gas supplies and noted that our stocks of natural gas were already 500 billion cubic feet below where they should be for this time of year.

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George Marshall on communicating climate change following extreme weather events

Resilience.org - March 20, 2014 - 3:43am

How should Transition initiatives in communities hit by extreme weather talk about climate change with their neighbours?

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