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The Community Resilience Reader

September 11, 2017

Coming October 2017 from Island Press! This book offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in varied fields including science, policy, community building, and urban design. It combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom

There’s No App for That

August 8, 2017

Technology and Morality in the Age of Climate Change, Overpopulation, and Biodiversity Loss    Technology has grown with us, side by side, since the dawn of human society. Each time that we’ve turned to it to solve a problem or make us more comfortable, we’ve been granted a solution. But it turns out that all of the gifts

2016 Tight Oil Reality Check

December 12, 2016

In this update to Drilling Deeper, David Hughes explores how the EIA’s 2016 tight oil projections and assumptions have changed over the last year, and assesses the AEO2016 against both Drilling Deeper and up-to-date production data from key tight oil plays.

2016 Shale Gas Reality Check

December 12, 2016

In this update to Drilling Deeper, David Hughes explores how the EIA’s 2016 shale gas projections and assumptions have changed over the last year, and assesses the AEO2016 against both Drilling Deeper and up-to-date production data from key shale gas plays.

Eagle Ford Reality Check

December 16, 2015

The Nation’s Top Tight Oil Play After a Year of Low Oil Prices Oil production in the Eagle Ford Play of southern Texas, the largest tight oil play in the U.S., is now falling after more than a year of low oil prices—but it has proven more resilient than many observers expected. This paper reviews the

Renewable energy after COP21

December 14, 2015

The COP21 conference in Paris in December 2015 was the biggest international agreement on climate change since Kyoto. Now comes the hard part of cutting greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to keep global average temperature rise under 1.5 degrees Celsius. Many leaders in the environmental and philanthropic communities say the best way to
Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience

Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience

November 18, 2015

Efforts to build community resilience often focus on growing the capacity to “bounce back” from disruptions, like those caused by climate change. But climate change is not the only crisis we face, nor is preparing for disruption the only way to build resilience. Truly robust community resilience should do more. It should engage and benefit all

Bakken Reality Check

October 7, 2015

The Nation’s Number Two Tight Oil Play After a Year of Low Oil Prices The Bakken Play, located in North Dakota and Montana, is the birthplace of tight (shale) oil and in many ways the poster child of the so-called “shale revolution.” Between 2010 and 2014, oil production in North Dakota grew nearly

2015 Tight Oil Reality Check

September 17, 2015

In this update to Drilling Deeper, David Hughes explores how the EIA’s 2015 tight oil projections and assumptions have changed over the last year, and assesses the AEO2015 against both Drilling Deeper and up-to-date production data from key tight oil plays