Richard Heinberg Mar 19, 2010 3 comments
The “Peak Oil” concept — that the world’s petroleum-production rate will soon reach its maximum and commence an inevitable decline, with negative economic consequences … >>
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Master message producer Frank Luntz “The Language of Financial Reform” has nothing to do with finances, which is why, in that context, it sounds like so much gibberish. But, with a little reframing of the reframing framework, the message becomes all too clear: Frank Luntz wants Americans to fight for aggressive climate change legislation. Read on... ... >>
Last week, a report was put out by a Kuwaiti research institution (chart above) forecasting global peak oil production by 2014. This follows a report last month by a broad-based British industry … >>
One of foundational challenges of any social movement is “changing the conversation.” That is, transforming an existing paradigm (say, some people are less than human and can be enslaved) to a new paradigm (all people have an inherent right to liberty). That kind of transformation isn’t driven by logical argument alone. Sometimes, changing the conversation also involves an important precursor: “making it safe to have the conversation.” And, as we know, feeling safe sometimes has very little to do with logic, and a whole lot to do with emotion, trust, relationships,…and stories. ... >>
Last post I covered some guiding principles for urban resilience planning in the face of climate change and diminishing resources (especially fresh water and oil). Considering these guidelines, … >>
[Excerpt] When Michael Wood-Lewis and his wife, Valerie, moved from Washington, D.C., to the south end of Burlington, Vermont, in 1998, "we'd landed in what we thought was our dream … >>