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GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth

| October 9, 2012

2011, Directed and produced by Dave Gardner http://www.growthbusters.org/ Film Review Growthbusters is the inspiring story of Dave Gardner’s efforts to challenge conservative Colorado Springs’ failed growth promotion policies. The film mainly focuses on the insanity of local councils cutting essential public services to “jump start” growth. However it also takes a broader theoretical look at […]

Wyoming Prepares for Dollar Collapse

| March 7, 2012

2012 STATE OF WYOMING 12LSO-00441 HB0085 HOUSE BILL NO. HB0085 Government continuity Sponsored by: Representative(s) Miller, Burkhart, Davison, Edmonds, Jaggi, Kroeker, McKim, Peasley, Quarberg and Teeters and Senator(s) Jennings and Peterson A BILL for 1 AN ACT relating to governmental studies; providing for a 2 task force to study governmental continuity in case of a […]

Me and the Club of Rome

| February 6, 2012

(This is the first of four blogs about the Club of Rome, which along with Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, is an important think tank in the Round Table network of world elites. Bill Clinton’s mentor Carroll Quigley describes their history and function in his 1966 book Tragedy and Hope.) […]

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 […]

Money and Energy Scarcity

| January 15, 2012

Local currency used in Ithaca, NY Book Review-Part III Fleeing Vesuvius, New Zealand Edition (2011, Feasta and Living Economies) The second part of Fleeing Vesuvius is entitled “Innovation in business, money and finance.” It draws on the main theme of Part I, describing how the current economic crisis is a direct result of fossil fuel […]

Peak Oil and the Importance of EROI

| January 13, 2012

Fleeing Vesuvius, New Zealand Edition (2011, Feasta and Living Economies) Book Review-Part II Obviously getting by without fossil fuels (owing to impending shortages of oil, natural gas and coal) will be an incredibly rude shock for all of us. Our current telecommunication, transportation and retail infrastructure, as well as our current system of industrial agriculture, […]

Life After Capitalism

| July 24, 2011

Like many sustainability activists, I strongly believe that with advanced planning and preparation, the demise of capitalism could be an extraordinarily positive change for most of humankind. As I have blogged previously (see http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com/2011/07/18/global-capitalism-a-house-of-cards/), I agree with Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute that global resource scarcity, aggravated by catastrophic climate change, will force […]

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, […]

Sustainability: Choosing the Right Crisis

| January 19, 2011

I think Heinberg and Hopkins are right (see previous blog):  sustainability activists should focus on resource scarcity, rather than climate change. It’s just too damned hard to persuade large numbers of people to undertake major lifestyle changes around something they can’t directly experience. Except for extreme weather events, it’s virtually impossible for lay people to […]

Don’t Panic: the Failure at Cancun

| January 17, 2011

This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd […]