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And on Outrunning the Boom…

In 2011 I wrote an essay about how the convention of escape undermines our thinking about the environmental crises we are facing.  A kind reader of mine emailed to tell me about how she uses that essay “Outrunning the Boom” in her classroom,  and her wonderful students responded with this video.  Apparently, outrunning the boom…

From David Leonhardt at the New York Times, a good, if very partial explanation of why the overall future of the US and the Global North generally doesn’t look as promising as the 30s. See if you can guess what’s missing from the article. Still, the reasons for concern today are serious. Even before the…

A friend of mine, Colin Beavan (aka No Impact Man) once observed that cutting your energy usage should be as easy as rolling off a log – that as long as it is always easier to use more resources, and the path of least resistance heads towards taking the car or turning up the heat,…