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Podcast from the Prairie: Intellectual grounding

Wes Jackson

In this podcast series Wes Jackson, one of the founders of the  sustainable agriculture  movement, tells stories that take us from lessons learned growing up on a Kansas farm to the front lines of crucial debates about ecological  crises and...

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Doom or denial: Is there another path?

Richard Heinberg

I was recently asked to comment on a dustup between some members of Extinction Rebellion (see Thomas Nicholas, Galen Hall, and Colleen Schmidt, “The Faulty Science, Doomism, and Flawed Conclusions of Deep Adaptation”) and Jem Bendell, founder of Deep...

Sherri Mitchell on decolonizing the mind

Asher Miller

The recent surge in Black Lives Matter protests following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, along with growing evidence that COVID-19 is disproportionately hitting communities of color, have raised urgent questions about structural racism and...



Richard Heinberg

How bad could it get? For the United States, it seems there is no bottom. Back in March, I wrote that the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic would likely shape its economic, political, and geopolitical fortunes for years or decades...

The US Would Be Better Off with Fewer Billionaires

Chuck Collins

When folks say that billionaires shouldn’t exist, it’s nothing personal. Some billionaires are nice enough. Some spend generously on philanthropy. That all sounds great. But we don’t need more do-gooder billionaires that give to charity — we need fewer...