I went to the big protest in NYC back before this war was launched against Iraq. And then, like pretty much almost everyone else, I went back to my standard everyday life, grumbled a bit, but kept to the sidelines as Bush went ahead anyway. Since then I’ve wondered why the impulse to protest is […]Read More..
A recent report find that, worldwide, livestock production releases more carbon (or carbon-equivalence) than transportation. Sustainablog has more on this. One thing I’d like to note–because nitrogen fertilizers are major contributors (nitrous oxide has 256 times the global warming power as carbon dioxide), this is yet another good reason to support organic agriculture. In fact, […]Read More..
Perhaps he wrote this article for The Ecologist on his emate as well… Growing pains Stephan Harding, coordinator of the MSc in Holistic Science at the Schumacher College, explains why standard economic growth is not the answer, and why personal Tradable Energy Quotas are… [read on]Read More..
It’s hard to believe, but it just might be possible to live without a snazzy new computer with multiple, blazing fast processors. Stephan Harding apparently does it, and writes great books at the same time. Here’s what he said about writing Animate Earth in an email to me this weekend: I wrote a lot of […]Read More..
Last month, Bill McKibben reviewed a handful of books in the New York Review of Books, including James Lovelock’s Revenge of Gaia and, somewhat in passing, Travis Bradford’s Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry. I’m reminded of this because of an article from yesterday on a “breakthrough” in solar cell technology. […]Read More..
Tip-o-the-blog to A Steep Hill for bringing this to my attention–Toby Hemenway’s recent essay on peak oil “doomers” got Brent thinking and blogging, and the coversation is interesting. Toby Hemmenway, the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture (the best intro to permaculture that I know), just posted an essay examining the psychology […]Read More..
If it’s true that you are what you eat, then we shouldn’t be surprised that our culture seems increasingly dangerous–it seems our food is increasingly dangerous, too. Salon interviews Michael Pollan (lately elevated to Lord High Priest of all things food) (just ribbing you, Michael; you’re telling it pretty much like it is, so there’s […]Read More..