Post Carbon Newsletter - Richard's New Book. The Debt Crisis. Chat w/ Bill McKibben.

    Obama and Boehner       contents

   1. latest publications
   2. fellows in the press
   3. energy bulletin picks
   4. transition us update
   5. events
DO YOU FEEL IT? That wave of euphoria and relief that rolled out of Washington D.C. like a tsunami of smart leadership? No? Neither did we. We're not sure anyone did.

At best, the debt ceiling deal is the equivalent of hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock. At worst, this entire saga has shown us that our national political leadership is fundamentally incapable of, well, the leadership required to meet the fundamental challenges we face. The fact is there was no good plan -- on the table or off. There's no such thing as a 'return to normal' where the good old American economy will kick into gear and throw off centuries of debt through the increased consumption of non-renewable resources. Memo to Obama, Boehner and the rest of the greasy palms: It's time to stop reading Keynes or Milton Friedman and start reading, well, things like this: Debt Tantrum on a Sinking Ship and The End of Growth.

latest publications

End of Growth cover

End of Growth cover

fellows and advisers in the press

energy bulletin highlights

transition US update

A monthly update from the US regional hub of the international Transition movement.

Reskilling for Resilience display A big thank you to Rob Hopkins and Richard Heinberg for graciously taking part in a live conversation with over 300 callers this month. It was both inspiring and heartwarming. We encourage anyone who missed it live to listen to the recording online. Every month, Transition US offers training sessions, tele-salons and talks with experts. Our next call with Rob will be on Monday, September 12th at 8:00 AM Pacific - save the date

From Powerdown Week in Milwaukee (WI) to a Village Building Convergence in Vermont to the first planning meeting of Transition Hollywood, read the July Roundup of What's Happening in the World of Transition for more stories and find an initiative near you.
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