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Divest! - Then What?

Rob Hopkins Jul 28, 2014   

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 … >>

The Future Looks Bleak For Coal And We Shouldn’t Invest In It

Anthony Perl Jul 23, 2014   

In the transition towards a post-carbon future, infrastructure built today for fossil fuels could easily become stranded assets which burden investors and taxpayers with sunk costs. The proposal … >>

Two Realities

Richard Heinberg Jul 22, 2014   

Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—and, in at least one crucial respect, contradictory—realities. Political Reality and Physical Reality. ... >>

Sustainability vs. Resilience

William Rees Jul 17, 2014   

This is a response to the article The End of Sustainability. William E. Rees is the co-creator of the Eco-Footprint concept and a Post Carbon Fellow. He authored the The Human Nature of … >>

West-Slope Colorado Towns Restore Local Flows, Even as Thirsty Front-Range Lawns Drink From their Rivers

Sandra Postel and Todd Reeve Jul 15, 2014   

When residents in Denver, Colorado Springs and other cities on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains turn on their sprinklers to irrigate lawns, they rarely think about the fate of fish in the headwaters of the Colorado River on the other side of the Continental Divide. ... >>

Changing People's Minds about Fossil Fuels

Bill McKibben Jul 11, 2014   

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 … >>

Along the Rio Grande, An Innovative Water Market Restores Riverside Habitat

Sandra Postel Jul 8, 2014   

With rivers in the American Southwest dammed, diverted, drought-stricken and running dry, their fate is increasingly in human hands. ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: Iraq on the Precipice

Tom Whipple Jun 27, 2014   

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states. ... >>

Recent Loss of Freshwater Wetlands Worldwide Valued at $2.7 Trillion per Year

Sandra Postel Jun 25, 2014   

The question of whether to drain a wetland to make way for a shopping mall or a cornfield, or to instead leave the wetland intact, often seems like a no-brainer: the “development” options have a clear dollar value, but the wetlands themselves do not. ... >>

Bottom Up, Top Down

Richard Heinberg Jun 20, 2014   

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? ... >>