Our Blog | September 2009

New Oil Reserves - Why This Does Not Really Affect Peak Oil Predictions

by: EJ on 09/30/2009
Posted in: Peak Oil

In his excellent post on the Post Carbon Institute blog, Richard Heinberg responds to the New York Times article from September 24, Oil Industry Sets a Brisk Pace of New Discoveries, written by staff reporter Jad Mouawad. You can read Heinberg's entire post here.

"Jad Mouawad cites oil discoveries totaling ten billion barrels for the first half of …

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Sustainable Industries Economic Forum with Paul Hawken

by: EJ on 09/29/2009
Posted in: Events

I recently attended the Seattle Sustainable Industries Economic Forum and had the pleasure of listening to Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. The forum was attended by 330 of Seattle's leading business and civic leaders and Paul Hawken's speech was tailored to their interests. You can see the complete video of his …

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Safe Journeys, Quobba

by: Heather on 09/25/2009
Posted in: Events

This morning New Society bid farewell to a dear friend, mascot, staff co-ordinator, early warning system for office visitors, foot warmer and pine cone fetcher extraordinaire. She was a grand old lady, full of heart and soul, loyal and devoted to her humans, and with her own special dignity right to the end. Safe journeys, Quobba - you will be …

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The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation

by: Heather on 09/24/2009
Posted in: New Books

In 1969, Theodore Roszak shot to prominence with The Making of a Counter Culture. Four decades later Roszak revisits many of the ideals of the Summer of Love from a unique, mature perspective in the recently released The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation.

Monday's LA Times featured an …

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Earth Overshoot Day

by: Heather on 09/22/2009

This coming Friday, September 25th, the planet will "celebrate" Earth Overshoot Day - the day humanity uses up all the resources nature will generate this year. According to the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day marks the day on which our total ecological footprint is equal to the biocapacity that nature can regenerate in that year.

The …

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