info diet

articles, books, etc. that I’ve read

Read: “Beyond the Limits to Growth”

a chapter by Richard Heinberg from “The Post Carbon Reader”

Read: “Resilience and the incredible power of slow change”

a blog post by marketing guru Seth Godin

Read: “The Pentagon Prepares for Peak Oil”

Chapter 5 of “Profit from the Peak” by Brian Hicks and Chris Nelder

Read: “Stabilizing Climate: An Energy Efficiency Revolution”

A chapter—available free online—of Lester Brown’s book Plan B 4.0

Read: “Energy minister will hold summit to calm rising fears over peak oil”

The UK government and industry heads met to weigh up the risk of oil going into terminal decline, the Guardian reports

Read: “Is the global economy a Ponzi scheme?”

We’re using up the planet, “we’re targeting our own children and grandchildren.” Yep—it’s a Ponzi scheme

Read: “Rethinking Clean Energy Innovation”

New York Times’ blog post on open innovation for solving big problems

Read: “Food Fighter”

Nick Paumgarten’s New Yorker profile of Whole Foods CEO John Mackey

Read: “Far North”

an “eco-fi” novel by Marcel Theroux

Read: “Activism v. Restraint”

by Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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