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Communicating climate change following extreme weather events

Rob Hopkins    Mar 21, 2014  &/bsp;

An interview with George Marshall of Climate Outreach Network. ... >>

The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Richard Heinberg    Feb 11, 2014  &/bsp;

Life often presents us with paradoxes, but seldom so blatant or consequential as the following. Read this sentence slowly: Today it is especially difficult for most people to understand our … >>

Holmgren’s ‘Crash on Demand’: be careful what you wish for

Rob Hopkins    Jan 16, 2014  &/bsp;

It is a rare occurence that I disagree with David Holmgren.  One of my heroes, and the co-founder of permaculture, I generally find his intellect formidable, his insights on permaculture … >>

The Climate-PR Puzzle

Richard Heinberg    Nov 18, 2013  &/bsp;

If we hope to avert climate apocalypse in the decades ahead, we must make fundamental changes to industrial society. ... >>

Let’s talk about Bushfires, Climate Change and Coal

Paul Gilding    Oct 22, 2013  &/bsp;

It’s easy to understand why there’s widespread support for politicians and others who argue we shouldn’t talk about climate change in the middle of a bushfire emergency. When … >>

Resilient against what?

Daniel Lerch    Oct 16, 2013  &/bsp;

Resilience is often understood simply as the ability to “bounce back” from a single disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. Our new study found that leading US municipalities already have a much more sophisiticated understanding of resilience involving economic, energy, and social challenges—and they're putting it into action through policies, regulations, and programs. ... >>

Fingers in the dike

Richard Heinberg    Oct 1, 2013  &/bsp;

The 19th century novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by American author Mary Mapes Dodge features a brief story-within-the-story that has become better known in popular culture than the … >>

The Big Debate: Is there a 'Transition position' on fracking?

Rob Hopkins    Sep 26, 2013  &/bsp;

During August, at the peak of the campaign against the fracking for natural gas at Balcombe, West Sussex, the BBC ran a story called Dorking ‘green’ group in favour of fracking.  … >>

Business vs. Business : The Real Climate Battle Begins

Paul Gilding    Sep 6, 2013  &/bsp;

This is where it gets really interesting. Since I first engaged in the climate debate in the late 1980’s it’s all been fairly slow and predictable. Environmentalists argued for action, … >>

Water – and Us – in the “Anthropocene”

Sandra Postel    Jun 7, 2013  &/bsp;

In late May, 500 scientists from around the world gathered in Bonn, Germany, to converse about the global dimensions of water in the so-called Anthropocene ... >>