Category Archives: General

Free Public Transit Is Not a Climate Policy

This is copied from the Bloomberg Press Dropping the farebox on buses and trains can boost ridership and ease inequality. But the environmental case for making transit free is less clear. Throughout last February, the regional Utah Transit Authority paused fare collection. … Continue reading

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Degrowth is now happening

In a recent piece, I wrote about  “Global Transition: From growth to degrowth and top-down to bottom-up” I explained the process in which top-down organisations are shrinking and will eventually disappear as a result of de-layering. At the same time, individual … Continue reading

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Transforming Food Systems to Transform the Future | Jason Bradford

https://www.planetcritical.com/p/transforming-food-systems-to-transform?  

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Is it possible that the world is approaching end times?

Gail Tverberg’s latest (very long) piece concludes that: We also have the opportunity to decide how we want to live the rest of our lives. We have been led for many years down the path of believing that economic growth … Continue reading

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The right to do nothing

The Right to Do Nothing | how to save the world

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We need a National Mindset

The future is unknown.  No one knows what to do next.  Either individually or nationally. Mindsets shape how we each make sense of the world.  They influence how we think, feel, and behave about the future. The diversity of mindsets … Continue reading

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Medeas: A NEW OPEN-SOURCE ENERGY MODEL TO GUIDE THE TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON EUROPEAN SOCIO-ECONOMY.

Modelling the renewable transition: Scenarios and pathways for a decarbonized future using pymedeas, a new open-source energy systems model https://medeas.eu/#home

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Tech Won’t Save Us. Shrinking Consumption Will

Copied from the Tyee:   Tech Won’t Save Us. Shrinking Consumption Will Beyond the ‘blah blah blah’ of climate summits lies the real solution our leaders refuse to acknowledge. First of two parts. Andrew Nikiforuk Today | TheTyee.caTyee contributing editor Andrew Nikiforuk is … Continue reading

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Evolution and Climate Change Through the Lens of Power

Evolution and Climate Change Through the Lens of Power Richard Heinberg October 25, 2021 This essay is based on, and partly extracted from, the book POWER: LIMITS AND PROSPECTS FOR HUMAN SURVIVAL. During the last century, evolutionary biologists developed the idea … Continue reading

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Reality – No need to plan for it – It will happen anyway

“All forms of economic output – literally all of the goods and services which comprise the ‘real’ economy – are products of energy. Nothing of any economic value or utility can be supplied without using energy. Energy can be defined … Continue reading

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