Government


Of the people, by the people, for the people

Government is part of the problem and part of the solution, but that shouldn't be surprising because government is simply the means by which our communities make decisions — for good or for ill. Governments have power and resources, but they can also move very slowly. What are the best roles that government agencies and officials of all levels should play in confronting challenges as large as climate change, as complex as social justice, and as controversial as overpopulation?

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Bill McKibben "Oil and Honey"

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Bill McKibben talks about and reads from his book Oil and Honey.

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The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Richard Heinberg    Feb 11, 2014   

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 … >>

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Bill McKibben interview - time for the climate movement to get on the front foot

Bill McKibben    Oct 31, 2013   

Interview by Adam Ramsey, Open Democracy Leading American climate change activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibbon calls for environmentalists to get on the front foot ahead of his European … >>

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Resilient Against What?: How Leading U.S. Municipalities Are Understanding and Acting on Resilience

Daniel Lerch

Resilience is often understood simply as the ability to “bounce back” from a single disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. This survey commissioned by Post Carbon Institute found … >>

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