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Reality of peak oil enters our fiction
Can a recent raft of novels on the topic prompt more people into pondering the reality of the end of cheap oil?
Our World 2.0 — 2010 in review
In what has become a tradition, the OW2.0 team looks back at the challenges and triumphs of the year past and shares resolutions for the new one.
What future for international environmental law?
A new book from UNU Press attempts the demanding task of assessing the effectiveness of existing international environmental law.
The shame of concentrated animal feedlots
The CAFO Reader compiles 30 writers in a chorus of outrage against a system they view as unjust and unhealthy to animals, humans and, in fact, all living creatures.
What kind of climate fix would you prefer?
The Climate Fix is a cleverly ambiguous title for a book that is one of the few on climate science that really pulled me in.
How climate change impacts our imagination
A short documentary explores the ethical issues underpinning our social responses and attitudes towards climate change.
Four Fish, but for how long?
Author and fisherman Paul Greenberg views the future of wild food through our treatment of salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.
Long emergency on Planet Eaarth
James Howard Knustler and Bill McKibben explore how we are in the middle of a long emergency on a tougher planet.
Uncovering the carbon footprint of everything
How Bad are Bananas is a carbon emissions calculating guide to finally help us with our lifestyle choices.
Solar: A climate and energy novel
Ian McEwan’s latest novel, Solar, is a tale of one man’s greed and self-deception in the world of climate and energy science.
Food rules, so eat food!
Many of the rules in food writer Michael Pollan's new book are so obvious, you almost wonder why he bothered to compile them for us.
Usable thoughts on climate
Usable Thoughts: Climate, Water and Weather in the 21st Century is a pocket guide for those uninclined to read scientific research.
Fifty books to change the world
A list of the Top 50 Sustainability Books has just been published by Cambridge's Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
Our World 2.0 — 2009 in review
Our World 2.0 looks back and says: while 2009 was a year of global talk in many instances, the growth of grassroots action bodes well for 2010.
Better than Star Wars: The Age of Stupid
The Age of Stupid indicts our carbon indulgence with familiar examples of consumer gratification, warmongering and resource plunder.
Blind Spot is a film that shows how we've been conditioned to consume by an oil-based economic system, while ignoring the imminent implications.
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