Conversations with Andrew Harvey

Carolyn and Andrew Harvey on How To Respond To Catastrophic Climate Change.

Carolyn and Andrew discuss collapse.

Living Resiliently

Carolyn’s Latest Books

If We Close Our Eyes, The Monster Will Go Away, By Charles Hugh Smith

King Kong

Refusing to face the need for radical change and adaptation only makes the eventual adjustment more traumatic and less likely to succeed. . . . → Read More: If We Close Our Eyes, The Monster Will Go Away, By Charles Hugh Smith

Sharon Astyk: 2011 Predictions–A Savage Place

2011 Calendar

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

This year I have a jump on my predictions – as part of my comparatively new role as Editor of the Peak Oil Review Commentary section, I had the fun of asking a whole lot of smart people what they think is going to happen, and thinking about their predictions first.

If you . . . → Read More: Sharon Astyk: 2011 Predictions–A Savage Place

VIDEO: What Price Cheap Food?

Think you’re paying too much for local, organic food? Think again. . . . → Read More: VIDEO: What Price Cheap Food?

What Lies At The Core of Pattern Language, and Why Should We Care? By Carolyn Baker

Pattern Language

Many individuals involved with Transition, including Rob Hopkins, have become fascinated with the work of Christopher Alexander and his development of pattern language. Long before there was a Transition model, Alexander was studying patterns and noticing that any built environment is like a language in that the patterns communicate problems we confront in our . . . → Read More: What Lies At The Core of Pattern Language, and Why Should We Care? By Carolyn Baker

Is There An Ecological Unconscious? By Daniel B. Smith

Labyrinth 2

[Think the collapse of industrial civilization is nothing more than a physical phenomenon requiring only logistical preparation? This brilliant New York Times article from earlier this year argues otherwise. It is even more relevant than it was 11 months ago.–CB]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

About eight years ago, Glenn Albrecht began receiving frantic calls from . . . → Read More: Is There An Ecological Unconscious? By Daniel B. Smith

Environmental Movement Beginning to Understand That All Solutions Are Local

Community Garden

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, December 20, 2010; 11:16 PM

As 2010 comes to a close, U.S. environmentalists are engaged in their most profound bout of soul-searching in more than a decade. Their top policy priority – imposing a nationwide cap on carbon emissions – has foundered in . . . → Read More: Environmental Movement Beginning to Understand That All Solutions Are Local

Automatic Earth: About That 90% Drop In Home Prices

Downhill Speed

Check Out A Related News Story: Homeless Squatting In Foreclosed Homes

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Ilargi: One of the few things that Stoneleigh and I occasionally disagree on -and there really are but a few- is the rate at which real estate prices will decline. I proudly and steadfastly maintain that it will be 80+%, while . . . → Read More: Automatic Earth: About That 90% Drop In Home Prices

Obama Is A Hostage, But Not To The GOP, By Paul Farrell

Barack Obama

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

New York Times columnist Frank Rich branded himself a new kind of wikileaker in his column, “All the President’s Captors.” Rich diagnosed Obama using “an article titled ‘Understanding Stockholm Syndrome’ in the online archives of The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. It explains that hostage takers are most successful at winning a victim’s . . . → Read More: Obama Is A Hostage, But Not To The GOP, By Paul Farrell

Winter Solstice, Lunar Eclipse, and Full Moon Overlap, December 20-21

Lunar Eclipse

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Multiple astronomical events are lining up for a rare display of synchronization tonight as a total lunar eclipse overlaps with 2010’s winter solstice.

Depending on the location, late night December 20 or early morning December 21, the full moon will be darkened by Earth’s shadow as our planet passes between it and . . . → Read More: Winter Solstice, Lunar Eclipse, and Full Moon Overlap, December 20-21

Automatic Earth: Kicking The Snowball Down The Road, By Stoneleigh and Ilargi

Debt Bomb

Debt Bomb

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

All you can still do now is to try and get out of the way of that snowball that’s headed in your direction. Get out of debt. Think about your basic needs.

Ilargi: The saying of course says “kicking the can down the road”, and we see it used . . . → Read More: Automatic Earth: Kicking The Snowball Down The Road, By Stoneleigh and Ilargi