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The Power of Unpredictable Outcomes

December 5, 2019

We’re asking for your financial support as we close out 2019. Please consider making a donation to help us reach more people in our efforts to build greater resilience in communities around the world. “You may be familiar with the Butterfly Effect. It’s...

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Calling All Butterflies

December 3, 2019

Knowing that the connection, within chaotic systems, between action and consequence is tenuous and unpredictable, it makes perfect sense to act, at least sometimes, in ways that may seem irrational. Specifically, it makes sense to act on the basis...

Juxtapositions

November 28, 2019

The holidays can offer up some experiences that can be both amusing and bemusing. As your heart warms while connecting with family members you haven’t seen in a while, your Uncle Voldemort keeps starting most of his conversations with...

David Hughes’ Shale Reality Check 2019

November 12, 2019

1.9 million. 13 trillion. 10 billion. These are the numbers that jumped off the page when I read PCI Fellow David Hughes’s latest “shale reality check” report on the U.S. government’s forecasts of domestic oil and gas production. To...

Learning How to Talk

October 8, 2019

The more I do this work, the less certain I am about anything. But there are a few things of which I’m convinced: The climate crisis, and the broader E4 crises of which it’s a (deadly) symptom, is the...

Corvallis Climate Justice Rally

September 30, 2019

Asher Miller joined other local climate leaders in speaking at the Climate Justice Rally in Corvallis during the Global Climate Strike Week. My name’s Asher Miller. I’m the Executive Director of a nonprofit called Post Carbon Institute, which happens...