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“Relative to the risks of coal mining and oil exploration, the downsides of offshore wind turbines seem minor.”

—USA Today editorial on approval of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm

Sustainable Cities Collective

The nuts-and-bolts of building better cities

Optimum Population Trust news watch

diverse range of news from across the web, gathered by the OPT

The Permaculture Project

Wayne Weisman’s blog

UK Sustainable Development Commission

government watchdog

Sustainable Cities

Danish site full of case studies of best practices

Read: “Why politicians dare not limit economic growth”

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

“I think we need to get over the idea that this is a planetary emergency. Life is incredibly resilient.”

—Andrew Revkin, New York Times environment reporter

“However faint the hopes of engineering a soft landing might be, we must keep this possibility alive.”

—George Monbiot, in a debate in the Guardian

Read: “Divisive Modernity”

Chapter 1 of by William Catton’s book “Bottleneck”


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 »