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The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

Tom Whipple Aug 25, 2014   

The key question is just how many more months or years production of U.S. tigh toil will continue to grow. ... >>

Just How "Legal" Are Seed Libraries?

Janelle Orsi Aug 15, 2014   

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a community seed library, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. ... >>

Blame the Environmentalists

Richard Heinberg Aug 11, 2014   

It's fairly clear that the fracking bubble will burst soon—almost certainly within the decade. ... >>

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

Sandra Postel Aug 5, 2014   

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. ... >>

What You Said

Ken White Jul 31, 2014   

As part of Post Carbon Institute’s strategic planning process, we asked for your advice on how we might refine our approach, and better position our efforts. ... >>

New Russia Sanctions: Washington, Delusional About US Energy Capacity, Lashes Out

Richard Heinberg Jul 30, 2014   

The effect of the sanctions will be to speed the Russian decline, forcing up world oil prices as soon as US tight oil maxes out and goes into its inevitable nosedive. ... >>

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 … >>