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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
By George, we are all going to fry…
Brendan Barrett explains how some are getting fixated on defending the status quo and it is upping the chances that we face grave planetary consequences.
Big picture policy responses to peak oil
Four policy scenarios to guide societies trying to respond to the implications of peak oil (and climate change).
Policy-makers slow to take peak oil action
The peaking of oil production has gone from a fringe theory to an accepted fact. Yet policy inaction remains the rule.
Sustainable energy for all
The United Nations General Assembly has declared that 2012 is the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
Japan’s peak oil dry run
To start off our Transition Japan series, we look at a whether post-tsunami Japan is experiencing a dry-run for peak oil.
From Jasmine Revolution to oil shockwave
Instability brought by the ongoing revolutionary wave in the Arab World exposes how poorly prepared we are to deal with future oil shocks.
WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia oil reserves overstated
A leaked cable urges the US to take seriously the claim that Saudi oil reserve statistics have been inflated by 40%.
Can nuclear power save Japan from peak oil?
Japan's self-sufficiency in primary energy is a mere 18%, but the country's government is looking to boost that with nuclear rather than green sources.
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?
Why are climate scientists ignoring peak oil and coal?
In a world of peak oil and of escalating economic and political volatility, perhaps climate change scenarios need to be rethought.
The great transition (beyond carbon)
The terminal depletion of major global energy reserves looms and may well signify the end of industrial civilization as we know it. High time for a Great Transition.
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.
Bicycles: a love story
People ride bicycles for many different reasons, resulting in financial, health, environmental and social benefits to individuals and broader society.
BP and the peak: delusions of oil grandeur persist
It is time to face the daunting reality that most of the world's remaining oil lies in places from which it is exorbitantly expensive to extract.
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.
Survivalism back in vogue
Spurred on by peak oil, climate change and global economic troubles, there is a new upsurge in websites, books and films focused on notions of scarcity and constraint.
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