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If Trends Continue…

Richard Heinberg has a nice piece about drawing conclusions from present trends. Among his observations: If current economic trends continue . . . China’s economy will be 8 times as big as it is today by 2040. China’s economy will surpass the size of the present global economy before 2050. The US federal debt will…

Fortunately, ASPO-USA is on the Case!

From The Onion: Admitting they had “absolutely no idea what the fuck [they were] doing,” millions of Americans immediately ceased trying to manage the country’s large-scale, ongoing disasters and pleaded with U.S. scientists, economists, educators, philosophers, and inventors to intervene and make things better again. “You are good at doing things, and we are bad,…

Sundry

Lots of stuff to update you all on. First, the family expansion project – still nothing new. After three months of waiting, we’ve decided to expand our looking in a few different ways – our county just doesn’t have a placement, and after all the work of getting ready, we’re anxious to get one. Meanwhile,…

Where I’ll Be On Saturday

I’m going to be here. I’m kind of hoping some of you will be too! I’m going to be giving the first of several talks I’m doing in the next few months about bioregional food security – what it is, how regional issues connect to the larger world, and how to build it. This weekend…

Things Forthcoming!

I’m doing a bunch of stuff right now (I’m always doing a bunch of stuff, actually) that I thought I’d mention here. First, on Monday March 21, at 5:30 I’ll be at the first Unitarian Universalist Society in Albany talking to Congressman Paul Tonko about peak oil, climate change and regional preparedness in an event…

New New Haven?

I’ll be there this weekend for the first ever Urban Adapting-In-Place event – I’ll be speaking on Friday night about urban adaptation and on Saturday a whole host of local resources will come together to talk about New Haven’s future. I think it will be absolutely wonderful, and I hope you will be there! http://www.sare.org/mysare/Events.aspx?do=showevent&event=2734…

Sundry

Various Updates: First of all, Aaron Newton and I will be offering the Adapting-in-Place class again for the very last time for at least six months, and maybe longer. So if you’ve ever thought of taking the class, now is the time! Adapting in Place is my favorite class – it covers everything from what’s…

ASPO-USA Conference LiveBlog!

Well, we’ve finally got a mostly-complete ASPO Conference schedule. The problem is exactly the sort of problem you’d really like to have when running one of these – that there are just too many serious thinkers who need a spot. It is really tough to finalize the conference schedule when every day you are receiving…

While I’m Gone…

I’ve got to leave you with something fun to read. I’ll be in Virginia for several days – if you are anywhere near Monticello’s Heritage Harvest Festival this Saturday you should come by – it is going to be fabulous.. I’m going to be talking about how Jefferson’s idea of “A Nation of Farmers” can…

Stuff

I’m about to go out of town for three days to a conference on dealing with poverty issues, energy depletion and climate change, and I’m a little nervous. We’ve had no babies born since Meadowsweet’s appearance two weeks ago, and I have three does due in the next week – not only am I a…