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“Allowing the unrestrained sprawl of energy-inefficient communities and infrastructure is a now-bankrupt economic development strategy.”

—Warren Karlenzig in “Urban Resilience Planning for Dummies”

UK Sustainable Development Commission

government watchdog

Read: “Why politicians dare not limit economic growth”

by Tim Jackson of the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission, in New Scientist

“It’s a circus, and the tent’s on fire.”

—novelist and commentator Bruce Sterling on the state of the world in 2010

Read: “Intensive farming good for forests” by Fred Pearce

New Scientist, 25 Aug 2009

“The Rush Factor” by Saleem Ali

Chapter 3 of “Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future”

“What Resource Wars?” by David Victor

in The National Interest, 2007-11-12

Data geek-out: slick Google graphs of world stats

You can now assemble custom charts from World Bank data

Common Wealth vs Bottom Billion & Global Deal

Paul Collier + Nicholas Stern > Jeffrey Sachs

Can the U.S. be shamed into climate action?

India and China could use shame as a strategy to goad the U.S. to fight climate change, a top climate scientist argues


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

Mason's favorite books »