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the post carbon newsletter August 2010

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the post carbon reader

August saw the release of further exclusive articles from our brand new book The Post Carbon Reader. The book will be released in October 2010. Find out more.

POPULATION: The Multiplier of Everything Else
Report by William Ryerson • August 17, 2010
When it comes to controversial issues, population is in a class by itself...One thing is certain: The planet and its resources are finite, and it cannot support an infinite population of humans or any other species... Read more

ENERGY: Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy
Report by David Fridley • August 10, 2010
Unlike conventional fossil fuels, where nature provided energy over millions of years to convert biomass into energy-dense solids, liquids, and gases...alternative energy depends heavily on specially engineered equipment and infrastructure for capture or conversion... Read more

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latest publications

Read, watch or listen to the latest content by our Fellows, Board and Staff anytime on our website. Here are some selections from the last month:

Five Years After Katrina, An Important Lesson Goes Unlearned
Post by Sandra Postel • August 24, 2010
It's getting harder and harder to blame Mother Nature for the disasters that befall humanity. While hurricanes, floods, droughts and storm surges are natural events... Read more

Veils, Boomerangs, and Goldilocks
Post by Asher Miller • August 28, 2010
There's a lot to digest in Michael Lewis' The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine but I was particularly struck by a passage at the very end of the book... Read more

Save it for the Combine
Post by Jason Bradford • August 24, 2010
I have been visiting A2R Farms outside of Corvallis Oregon all year. They are a former conventional grass seed farm transitioning to organic seed crops... Read more

Community Economic Laboratories (CELs)
Post by Richard Heinberg • August 23, 2010
As America adjusts to the New Reality of tight credit, chronically less-affordable energy, high unemployment rates, rising levels of homelessness... Read more

Peak Everything: Preface to the Paperback Edition
Article by Richard Heinberg • August 18, 2010
Note: Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines will be released in paperback this month (September) by New Society Publishers... Read more

Peak Everything: Oil, Water, Climate Stability & More
Interview with Richard Heinberg • August 19, 2010
An interview with Richard Heinberg about how to conquer gracefully with post-Peak Oil declines in climate stability, economic growth, food security... Listen

Embodied Energy: An Alternative Approach to Understanding Urban Energy Use
Article by David Fridley • August 12, 2010
Everyone knows that it takes energy to produce anything. The energy used in mining, transport, processing, manufacturing, delivery, and disposal... Read more

Temporary Recession or the End of Growth?
Article by Richard Heinberg • August 11, 2010
This is an updated version of an article which was originally published in August 2009. Everyone agrees: our economy is sick... Read more

Big Think - Bill McKibben
Video commentary by Bill McKibben • August 11, 2010
Bill McKibben talks about the climate change that is already underway, our failure to act so far, and why we need to price carbon to ensure... View

The NCSL's Energy Summit — The good, the bad, the missing.
Article by Tom Whipple • August 10, 2010
Every year the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) holds an annual conference where legislators from all over the US gather... Read more

UN-Shanghai Expo Megacities Sustainability Study: My Role
Post by Warren Karlenzig • August 9, 2010
Urban sustainability is the challenge of the century as more of the world's population becomes urbanized (50 percent in 2008, 60 percent by 2030)... Read more

The 'Pipe Dream' of Energy Independence - Building U.S. Energy Resilience
Video commentary by David Fridley • July 8, 2010
David Fridley discusses global renewable energy technology development and what may be a 'pipe dream'... View

We're hot as hell and we're not going to take it any more
Post by Bill McKibben • August 4, 2010
Try to fit these facts together: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months... Read more

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take action

Are you looking for suggestions of meaningful actions you can take to respond to the issues facing us? PCI is supporting our allies and friends in their campaigns. Keep an eye on the 'take action' block on our home page for more.

Join the party! - 10/10/10
Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That's the date. We're calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'. We want to send a message to politicians: if we can get to work on climate change, you can get to work too.

Sign up to host a local event, or search for an event to join. Find great ideas for for your party here, and resources to help you organize it here.