Resilience

Oil prices started to skyrocket when one quarter of global supplies went into irreversible decline

Resilience.org - July 2, 2014 - 2:30am

The seemingly ever growing oil production is deceiving. The process of peaking is happening right under the growth curve. One has only to look for it

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Who's Responsible for the 'Moral Compass' of the New Economy?

Resilience.org - July 2, 2014 - 2:20am

What really defines the boundaries of the new economy, when the same voices are silenced both here and within capitalism?

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Resisting water privatisation under austerity

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 7:04am

Despite explicit opposition from hundreds of thousands of European citizens, the sovereign debt crisis has given new momentum to the privatisation of water services in many European countries.

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Money System Mayhem?

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 6:43am

With Jim Rickards author of The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System, and behavioral economist Colin Camerer.

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A Charter for Democracy

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 1:14am

Whatever happened to the 15-M Movement? Where did Occupy go?

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Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 12:47am

In a precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry.

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Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 12:32am

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, studies show.

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Turning Fuel into Food

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 12:21am

A common criticism I receive in my analyses of the energy intensity of food production is that I’m comparing input and output energies that, despite both being measured in calories, are not comparable. I think it worthwhile to explore this critique in greater detail.

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Why Transition is all about politics

Resilience.org - July 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Although Transition isn’t party political, it’s a global social movement that seeks to create massive social and economic change.

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Indigenous Ideas About “Living Well” Can Help Heal the Planet

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 5:37am

What is “vivir bien,” and why is it relevant now?

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What Climate Change Will Do To The American Economy In 7 Charts - Risky Business

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 3:01am

Put together by a research team headed up by the likes of former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, “Risky Business” is a sweeping analysis of climate change’s economic impacts on the United States.

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How can we engage and empower people in environmental action?

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 2:47am

In recent years a fundamentally new class of technologies – made possible by developments in hardware, software and networking and informed by social psychology – are enabling the emergence of novel forms of feedback on resource consumption and environmental quality.

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Transition & the New Economy: Reflections from CommonBound

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 2:37am

At the New Economy Coalition “CommonBound” Conference in Boston earlier this month, more than 600 people came together to explore how to reform and rebuild our flawed economic system.

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Will Detroit's Water be Privatized or Recognized as Commons?

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 2:20am

When it comes to a person’s fundamental needs being met - nothing is more basic and human, than to share.

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Iraq on the Precipice

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 1:49am

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states.

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Mark Bittman says Phooey to Foodie

Resilience.org - June 30, 2014 - 1:48am

Mark Bittman’s latest column tried to reclaim the word “foodie” for something more than high-end eaters.

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Sleeper agents in the (somewhat) enchanted biosphere

Resilience.org - June 29, 2014 - 12:01pm

The biosphere is vastly more complex than our limited human intelligence can comprehend. To those who believe we can simply manage our way out of our current set of predicaments, I respond (with apologies to Dr. Phil): "How's that workin' for ya?"

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Our 10 Tips for Reinvigorating Local Democracy - in one place

Resilience.org - June 27, 2014 - 4:41am
During June, [Peter Macfadyen) shared his 10 Tips for Reinventing Local Democracy. Here they are, all gathered together in one place.
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On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas

Resilience.org - June 27, 2014 - 3:48am

An increasing number of sewage treatment plants in the U.S. and Europe are processing food waste in anaerobic biodigesters, keeping more garbage out of landfills, reducing methane emissions, and producing energy to defray their operating costs.

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Energy Crunch: Turmoil in Iraq

Resilience.org - June 27, 2014 - 3:41am

The possibility of a new global energy shock moved closer this week as ISIS forces made major territorial gains in Iraq, the speed of events taking world leaders by surprise.

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