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Only Five Years Left to Make Transition to Low-Carbon Infrastructure

The world could soon be “locked-in” to dangerous climate change, IEA warns

Don’t let speculation distract us from peak oil

Oil production has flat-lined since 2005—and any analysis of oil prices has to take that into account, economist says

The Climate Post: Ethanol Tax Breaks Survive, but Vote May Have “Broken the Dam”

Oil prices threaten pushing the economy into a “double-dip recession,” says the International Energy Agency, and why the loss the sunspots won’t lead to a new “little ice age”

Why OPEC may simply fade away

The oil cartel’s main purpose seems to have vanished, a sign that times have changed and the rest of the world needs to adapt—fast

The Climate Post: Obama Aims for Elusive Goal of Energy Independence

Smart grid fears, breakthroughs in developing an artificial leaf, and a court battle over TV portrayal of an electric roadster—and more in this week’s news round-up

Opening the future

How will our choices shape the future? With a new approach to how the climate community develops scenarios, researchers are coming closer to answering it.

The Climate Post: Obama’s new budget would make Big Oil pay for clean energy

In this week’s roundup of climate and energy news: budget battles, foodpocalypse, PetroLeaks, and more

Peak oil and our finite world; or, in praise of waste

Shortages won’t bring on a “Mad Max” world, Krugman argues—and we have our wasteful ways to thank for that

America is falling apart—and selling the pieces

Time to start looking for a prosperous way down, for ways of failing gracefully

“Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.”

—economist John Maynard Keynes


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 »