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Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions

Richard Heinberg    Sep 21, 2014  &/bsp;

In a New York Times op-ed, economist-columnist Paul Krugman took a swipe at my organization, Post Carbon Institute, lumping us together with the Koch brothers as purveyors of “climate despair.” Apparently our shared error is that we say fighting climate change and growing the economy are incompatible. ... >>

Introducing Petrolify®: The Power of Petroleum in One Little Pill

Asher Miller    Sep 3, 2014  &/bsp;

Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Well, guess what? You’re already taking it. And it’s called Petrolify®. ... >>

Groundwater Depletion in Colorado River Basin Poses Big Risk to Water Security

Sandra Postel    Aug 5, 2014  &/bsp;

Let’s step back for a minute and consider the implications of the study released last week on the depletion of groundwater in the Colorado River Basin. ... >>

Divest! - Then What?

Rob Hopkins    Jul 28, 2014  &/bsp;

Last year when I visited the US, Peter Lipman (Chair of Transition Network) and myself had supper with representatives from 3 large philanthropic organisations there.  At one point, Peter … >>

Changing People's Minds about Fossil Fuels

Bill McKibben    Jul 11, 2014  &/bsp;

Word came recently that both the Philadelphia Quakers and the Unitarian General Assembly have decided to divest from fossil fuels. It followed by few weeks the news that the Roman Catholic … >>

Bottom Up, Top Down

Richard Heinberg    Jun 20, 2014  &/bsp;

How can we reverse course to avert an unprecedented series of crises that might entail massive human mortality and the more or less permanent crippling of planetary ecosystems? ... >>

IEA Says the Party’s Over

Richard Heinberg    Jun 5, 2014  &/bsp;

The International Energy Agency has just released a new special report called “World Energy Investment Outlook” that should send policy makers screaming and running for the exits ... >>

Wildfires in the Western U.S. Are on the Rise, Posing Threats to Drinking Water

Sandra Postel    May 1, 2014  &/bsp;

For water managers, the new research is a clarion call to begin action now to safeguard water supplies originating in watersheds prone to fire. ... >>

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 … >>