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Man on Fire

Asher Miller

Trigger warning: This article discusses suicide, depression, and climate grief.  On Earth Day 2022, 50-year-old Wynn Bruce set himself on fire in front of the United States Supreme Court, apparently motivated by the climate crisis. He died the following...

The Failure of Global Elites

Richard Heinberg

In the 1970s, global political and corporate elites had all the information they needed to put the world on a path toward long-term stability. Systems science was sufficiently advanced that a team of its practitioners organized a scenario study...

The Forest, the Moon, and the Last Time

Jason Bradford

A stoic meditation I have been practicing is called The Last Time. The idea behind this meditation is straightforward: there will be a last time for anything you do, and because you can’t really know when that is, reflecting upon this...

Humility, Gratitude, and Solidarity

Asher Miller

Amongst many other lessons from this past year for us at Post Carbon Institute is the reminder to stay humble. We have long warned humanity (anyone who would listen) that we were on an unsustainable, ruinous path that no...

The End of Growth: Ten Years After

Richard Heinberg

A note from Richard Heinberg to our Post Carbon Institute readers: Thanks to a generous grant from Mobius Foundation, all donations made through the end of the year will be matched! Every donor will also get an exclusive link...