Resilience

Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check On U.S. Government Forecasts For a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom

Resilience.org - October 27, 2014 - 2:51am

Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S.

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Piercing the technology bubble

Resilience.org - October 25, 2014 - 5:35pm

 This weekend, October 25 and 26, I will be joining leading critics, from the United States and abroad, of corporate-controlled technologies, who are also proponents of appropriate technologies for the people (Vandana Shiva, Anuradha Mittal, Helen Caldicott, Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben), convening at the historic Cooper Union Great Hall on "Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth."

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Combat vs. climate: the military and climate security budgets compared

Resilience.org - October 25, 2014 - 5:22pm

A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change. The U.S. balance between military and climate security spending compares unfavorably to the record of its nearest “peer competitor,” China.

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Oxford Real Farming Conference: power, lies, and the need for agrarian resistance

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 6:21am

The world’s global strategy of food and farming is founded on three great untruths – lies, in effect -- which between them are threatening to kill us all, and in practice are well on the way to doing so.

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Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 5:57am

While the burning of fossil fuels causes climate change, simply shutting down these industries leaves workers and their families behind, and often result in a familiar conflict over “jobs versus the environment.”

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The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 3:46am

This week, stalwarts of the Occupy Democracy campaign in Britain are continuing to stand their ground in Parliament Square.

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Achieving Sustainable Societies: Lessons from Modelling the Ancient Maya

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 3:16am

The ancient Maya provide an example of a complex social-ecological system which developed impressively before facing catastrophic reorganization.

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Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 3:01am

One of the key barriers to taking action on the paramount issues of our time is that these problems are the end result of entrenched cultural, economic and social systems.

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Resilience Roundup - Oct 24

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 2:47am

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

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Strips of Native Prairie Protect Farm Soil

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 2:42am

A new conservation practice reduces cropland erosion to sustainable levels even on moderately sloping land: contoured strips within corn and bean fields, planted to native prairie grasses. The deep rooted grasses slow runoff, trapping suspended soil and nutrients. They also provide habitat for insects and wildlife.

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On Public Health and Energy

Resilience.org - October 24, 2014 - 2:24am

Among the many radical changes that have transformed society since the birth of industrialism, perhaps none have had as great an impact as the revolution in health.

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Eight Pieces of Our oil Price Predicament

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 5:50am

A person might think that oil prices would be fairly stable. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way recently. Let me explain at least a few of the issues involved.

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Letter to the PM outlining how 2°C demands an 80% cut in EU emissions by 2030

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 5:25am

The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a “likely” chance of not exceeding the international community’s 2°C commitment, requires the EU to reduce the emissions from its energy system by 80% by 2030, with complete decarbonisation just a few years later.

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Seeding change

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 3:14am

73% of seed crops are now ‘owned’ by 10 corporations – while community and grassroots initiatives are working to keep global diversity alive.

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A Paradox to Savor: A High-Quality, Free Economics Textbook

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 2:32am

Wow, a fresh set of voices in the study of economics that go well beyond the holy dogmas of Samuelson, Nordhaus, Bernanke and Mankiw.

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Living and Breathing in a 'Black Swan' World

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 1:45am

Resilience...is the capacity to make ongoing adjustments to changing political, economic, and ecological conditions.

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A Pink Slip for the Progress Fairy

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 1:14am

...I’m going to spend this week’s post summarizing the the decline and fall of industrial civilization.

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Peak Oil Notes - Oct 23

Resilience.org - October 23, 2014 - 1:10am

 A mid-week update. New York oil futures traded around $82 a barrel this week until Wednesday’s stocks report showed an unexpected 7 million barrel jump in US crude stocks.

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Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure for Urban Energy Systems

Resilience.org - October 22, 2014 - 6:46am

Extreme weather from climate change and growing urbanization are making cities more vulnerable to loss of electric power and damage to energy infrastructure.

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Fracking Ban Ballot Initiatives Intensify

Resilience.org - October 22, 2014 - 6:06am

County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those counties

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