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  • How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan Post Carbon Institute 04 Nov '14, 12pm

    It is more than worrying that only few recognize the importance of solutions such as the above if we want to avoid a catastrophic global situation in the very near future. Or, as Ashish Kothari from India puts it: “An economic policy that assumes that growth will magically transform i...

  • U.S. & China emmissions deal is first step but more needed @postcarbon

    U.S. & China emmissions deal is first step but more needed Post Carbon Institute 15 Nov '14, 12pm

    The world’s two most egregious air polluters – the U.S. and China – announced a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions during the next 20 years. In Beijing Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the U.S. intends to get at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. China’s President Xi ...

  • Drilling Deeper

    Drilling Deeper Post Carbon Institute 27 Oct '14, 10am

    Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reference case forecasts through 2040. It utilizes all available production da...

  • Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions 22 Sep '14, 4pm

    In a New York Times op-ed published September 18 titled “Errors and Emissions ,” economist-columnist Paul Krugman took a swipe at my organization, Post Carbon Institute, lumping us together with the Koch brothers as purveyors of “climate despair.” No, the Koch brothers are not in desp...

  • Paul Krugman and the Limits of Hubris

    Paul Krugman and the Limits of Hubris Post Carbon Institute 10 Oct '14, 5pm

    But Mr. Krugman doesn’t follow through on his argument. If he is implying that there are no limits to growth because energy use can be made more efficient, then logically he must also argue that energy efficiency can be improved endlessly—at least to the point at which no energy at al...

  • Why did @NYTimeskrugman call us out this morning? Maybe he'd read this, from @richardheinberg:

    Krugman Goes Splat 19 Sep '14, 4pm

    I was fairly amazed to read Paul Krugman’s latest op-ed in the New York Times, titled “A Permanent Slump? ” He seemed to be coming remarkably close to saying what several of us have been trumpeting for the past few years—that world economic growth is ending and we’d better retool acco...

  • "Good land stewardship requires patience, dependable long-term memory, precaution, and affection"

    Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities 02 Sep '14, 1pm

    Much of what we have learned about managing real systems began in agriculture, notably the work of horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey, agronomist Albert Howard in India, forester Aldo Leopold, agroecologists Miguel Altieri and Stephen Gliessman, plant geneticist Wes Jackson, range man...

  • Just How "Legal" Are Seed Libraries? 15 Aug '14, 5pm

    If we change laws to create a clear legal space for seed libraries, we should perhaps also do so for small-scale seed enterprises. If current law requires a seed business to test 400 seeds of each variety, this privileges large seed companies, and effectively blocks farmers from start...

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