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We need to imagine life without oil, says legendary ecologist Buzz Holling

Not many scientists take peak oil seriously—but they should, Holling said at the Resilience 2011 conference

The Checklist Manifesto, Writing, and Resilience

Creating checklists can help avoid catastrophic failures in flights and surgery, and might just help with writing and generally being more resilient

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

“Mining” Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows

Small-scale rainwater harvesting and new crops could fill the gap

Skill up, party down

Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process

Resilience links: Waste water, water storage, and cooperatives

Water storage could help during droughts and floods, and ….

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

a blog post by marketing guru Seth Godin

“We should not be concerned about wealth; we are rich enough, but we should be very concerned about robustness.”

—Nicholas Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan”

“The human body has built-in redundancies: two eyes, two kidneys, two lungs. It is good to incorporate that model into everything we create.”

—Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan”

Post Carbon Reader – book chapters free online

From a new book on “managing the 21st century’s sustainability crises”, edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch


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 »