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How Much is a Barrel of Oil Worth?

Richard Heinberg

If you were an oil futures trader wanting to unload a May 1 contract on Monday, April 20, a barrel of oil was worth $-37. That’s right, traders were, in effect, willing to pay someone—anyone—to take ownership of a...

Paper-Thin Resources

Asher Miller

We at Post Carbon Institute have been talking recently about the Butterfly Effect, the theory that small changes in complex, dynamic systems can wind up having huge impacts. But I’ve also been thinking a lot specifically about Monarch butterflies....

My Vote is Worth More Than Yours. Haha.

Jason Bradford

In the wake of the landslide victory Boris Johnson’s of Brexit-focused Tory party and the heating up of the US 2020 Presidential election, we wanted to share the recording and transcript of a conversation I had a few months...

The Power of Unpredictable Outcomes

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...

We’re Failing Our Kids

Asher Miller

Below is the video and transcript of an emotional talk I gave to parents and teens in my hometown, along with the list of 10 recommendations I made. Transcript Normally when I’m asked to give a talk on climate...