Monthly Archives: August 2022

The End of Abundance

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The purpose of a system is what it does. There is no point in claiming that the purpose of a system is to do what it constantly fails to do.

Tim Watkins latest piece concludes that: If you and I are forced to go hungry and cold this winter it is not because we have an energy crisis, it is simply that the neoliberal system – which includes such utilities … Continue reading

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Welcome to Meltsville.

Copied from The Washington Post We built a fake metropolis to show how extreme heat could wreck cities Meltsville summers are usually so mild and evenings so cool that, to be frank, the residents get a little smug about it. … Continue reading

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The search for an AC that doesn’t destroy the planet

This is an American piece The AC is about a century old. What comes next? Amid a growing number of heat waves, air conditioners have become a lifeline. Because these appliances are critical to keeping people cool — and protecting … Continue reading

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Six Rules for Humans Rejoining the Natural World

According to George Monbiot, Jeremy Lent is “One of the greatest thinkers of our age.  His book “The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe” is awe-inspiring.  His span of knowledge is … Continue reading

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The untapped value of self-care: how we can achieve a better healthcare future for all

Copied from the Global Self Care Federation The untapped value of self-care: how we can achieve a better healthcare future Self-care is a valuable part of our healthcare infrastructure, which brings about significant benefits The first study of its kind … Continue reading

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It is my personal perspective at the moment that our entire world is in a governing crisis, and that this governing crisis concerns, mainly, the fundamental legitimacy of our governing systems.  

From James Martin at the Deep Transformation Network: That is, we have a global — or planet-wide — crisis of governing. This is widely understood. But what is not widely understood is that government is non-identical with governance, and … Continue reading

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