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US Drastically Cuts Carbon Emissions

| July 4, 2013

Good job, guys. Well done. Keep it up. I think Americans deserve about 1,000 gold stars each for cutting their carbon emissions to 1994 levels. Too bad Obama didn’t mention this in his speech last week. A substantial number of Americans have made small and large lifestyle changes in an effort to reduce their carbon […]

The Recipe for Change in a Post-Carbon World

| January 19, 2012

Book Review-Part V (of VI) Fleeing Vesuvius, New Zealand Edition (2011, Feasta and Living Economies) Parts 5 and 6 of Fleeing Vesuvius are entitled “Changing the Way We Live” and “Changing the Way We Think.” Both are about solutions. They propose broad strategies for supporting large numbers of people in downsizing their energy guzzling way […]

You Can’t Argue With Success

| January 21, 2011

Much of the work that went into the Voluntary Simplicity and Y2K movements (see prior blogs) has been incorporated into Transition Towns and other sustainability-related movements. There are now literally millions of groups worldwide focused on some aspect of bioregional sustainability. The most visible evidence of their success are the blossoming of home veggie gardens, […]

Empire Building and Social Fragmentation

| January 9, 2011

Vaknin’s fourth criterion for a semi-failed state is that it replaces rational infrastructure reconstruction and policy making with empire building. In his view irrational empire building is a signal that a semi-failed state is in the final stages of becoming a failed state. He gives four examples. The first is US empire building in the […]