Resilience

Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 11:50am

One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate change are particularly prone to a need to split their identity. The knowledge they have, and the images they have seen, might unconsciously lead them to the above-mentioned counter-balancing and coping behaviours.

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Oil Prices as an Indicator of Global Economic Conditions

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 9:55am

But another reason oil prices have slid so much is weakness in demand for the product, which may be related to a slowdown of overall world economic growth.

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Connecting with Nature: Farmsters + Citizen Science

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 9:49am

This week on Sea Change Radio, we feature Lauren Markham who has chronicled the new generation of hipster farmers, or “farmsters, and Sharman Apt Russell on citizen science.

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A Framework for New Economy Organizing

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 1:07am

When I first got involved in the co-op movement I didn’t do it because I thought the co-operative model was an end in itself.

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Omni Commons Opens Collaborative Space for Collectives in Oakland

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 1:00am

As urban property becomes more unaffordable and commercialized and the commons disappear, some groups are pooling their resources for shared space, shared resources, and creative collaboration.

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How Technological Progress can Generate a Faster Collapse

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 12:35am

The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good example of the abrupt collapse in the production of resources - even resources which are theoretically renewable.

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Brighton Food Waste Collective

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 12:26am

What I love most about this project is the way it delivers multiple benefits at once....bringing people together to solve communal problems in the most positive way, while also learning to view food as something to be celebrated, appreciated and shared.

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Coexistence

Resilience.org - December 17, 2014 - 12:17am

The power of carbon + coexistence struck me while visiting a farm in New South Wales, Australia, a few years ago.

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Fighting Back Against Oil Bomb Trains

Resilience.org - December 16, 2014 - 5:43am

Crude by rail has increased 4,000 percent across the country since 2008 and California is feeling the effects.

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Public Health’s Response to Decline: Loyalty to the 1%

Resilience.org - December 16, 2014 - 3:49am

American institutions are in decline and rife with corruption brought on by a combination of hitting the limits to growth while under the control of neoliberal capitalism[i].

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How a Startup D.C. Purchasing Coop Saved Members $1 Million

Resilience.org - December 16, 2014 - 3:37am

A social-purpose cooperative that leverages the buying power of community institutions, the Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA)...helps over 130 churches, synagogues, schools and other institutions save money and make investments in environmental sustainability, worker equity, and community organizing.

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The Surprising Data Behind Shale Oil

Resilience.org - December 16, 2014 - 3:22am

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's great news, right? Not so fast.

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Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?

Resilience.org - December 16, 2014 - 3:11am

After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate change was reached over the weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.

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“Farming with Native Beneficial Insects” Means Solving for Pattern

Resilience.org - December 16, 2014 - 2:41am

A necessary guide for anyone who farms, gardens, or who wants to learn more about ecology-based land management

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Right to Land and Seed

Resilience.org - December 15, 2014 - 5:47am

“Food sovereignty” is the main political demand of the landless and peasant movement in Bangladesh in times of climate change and intensifying land conflicts.

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Peak Oil Review - Dec 15

Resilience.org - December 15, 2014 - 5:27am

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

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The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board

Resilience.org - December 15, 2014 - 5:24am

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses.

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Announcing the Community Currency Knowledge Gateway

Resilience.org - December 15, 2014 - 3:29am

After years of work and international experimentation, NEF is excited to announce the launch of an innovative and practical tool for developing modern community currencies.

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Review: Degrowth, The Book

Resilience.org - December 15, 2014 - 3:01am

In industrialized societies, where so many people regard economic growth as the essence of human progress, the idea of deliberately rejecting growth is seen as insane.

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Chemicals from Fracking, Acidizing, and Gravel Packing Make us Sick

Resilience.org - December 15, 2014 - 2:09am

Based on peer-reviewed studies, accident reports, and investigative articles, we know now that fracking can not be practiced without endangering human health.

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