It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda.
The Cooperative Grocer’s Network published An Online Guide to Starting a Food Co-op in March 2002 outlining nine steps to forming a grocery co-op. The report details extensive resources and case study examples.
•Light tight oil does not diminish the importance of Middle East supply, IEA says in latest World Energy Outlook •IEA warns of future oil supply crunch •Oil crumps: Libya, Iraq ‘pay the price for chaotic Western intervention’ •North Dakota's Salty Fracked Wells Drink More Water to Keep Oil Flowing •Alabama Oil-Train Derailment Raises Questions About Crude Shipment Safety
What will happen when an unsustainable system attempts to keep running as if the resources necessary for its continuation still existed?
Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for post-growth economic re-development? No? Neither did I, until I saw for myself.
This one’s about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?
This weeks our guest is Dr Marco Raugei. We discuss his work on renewable energy, in particular his work on the current state of Photovoltaic or PV systems.
If all the energy we currently derive from fossil fuels alone (i.e. not including nuclear or renewables) was suddenly unavailable, and we had at our disposal a few handy nearby planets populated with well-fed healthy adult human males that we could capture as our 'energy slaves', how many of them would we need to allow us to enjoy the same lifestyle currently being provided by fossil fuels?
Thrivalists will show that the multiple crises facing us create an unmatched opportunity to transform communities and the larger society on a deep level—and that this transformation is necessary, possible, and life-sustaining.
•Could California's Shale Oil Boom Be Just a Mirage? •Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects? •More mineral owners seek to join gas lawsuits •Bakken field haste fuels massive natural gas waste •Shale gas fracking a low risk to public health -UK review •Underground Carbon Dioxide Injections Triggered Earthquakes in Texas in 2009-2011 •Colorado an energy battleground as towns ban fracking
The New York Times' editorial board has made a disappointing endorsement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), even as the actual text of the agreement remains secret.
Can renewables really replace fossil fuels? If so, are we willing to do what’s necessary to get there?
Just as a few of our elderly neighbours here in Ireland still scour the hedgerows for fruit and other treats, so some still quietly gather their own mushrooms.
No matter who’s right in the peak oil debates, there has always been easily enough oil and gas, combined with coal, to wreck the climate and bring down civilisation.
A weekly roundup, including:
-Oil and the global economy
-The Middle East and North Africa
-Quote of the week
-Clip of the week
The words “stop buying” barely scratch the surface of what is actually required of us. It is like saying to an alcoholic, “Just stay away from bars”—when he drives by twenty of them on the way home from work each day. No, to challenge the mad machine world we’ve built—and we must challenge it—we have to dig deep.
The notion of using geoengineering is moving from a fringe idea to mainstream discussion. Powerful corporations and governments of developed nations are the ones with the budgets and technology to execute geoengineering schemes. There is no reason to trust they will have the rights of more vulnerable states or peoples in mind,and the risk to the planet’s ecological integrity is great.
This tear-choked warning from Naderev Saño, lead negotiator for the Philippines at the Climate Conference in Doha 2012, is made absolutely heartbreaking by the events of the weekend.