Keyword: post carbon

    After Progress

    After Progress

    Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

    Progress is not just a goal in the West—it's a religion. Most people believe in its inherent value as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our faith in progress drives the popular insistence that peak …

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    Afterburn

    Afterburn

    Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

    Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that …

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    Decline and Fall

    Decline and Fall

    The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America

    "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."

     

    Although he was writing nearly a century ago, Yeats could just as easily be describing the United States today. The decline and fall of America's global empire is …

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    American Exodus

    American Exodus

    Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival

    Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts, and droughts and heat events will be …

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    Green Wizardry

    Green Wizardry

    Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, And Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

    Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort - these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was …

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    The Five Stages of Collapse

    The Five Stages of Collapse

    Survivors' Toolkit

    In the face of political impotence, looming resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a …

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    In Transition 2.0

    In Transition 2.0

    In Transition 2.0 is an immersion into the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You'll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their …

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    The KunstlerCast

    The KunstlerCast

    Conversations with James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler has been described as “one of the most outrageous commentators on the American built environment”. An outspoken critic of suburban sprawl, Kunstler is often controversial and always provocative. The KunstlerCast is …

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