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  • Toban Black's picture
    Posted by Toban Black, 28 February 2009
    Post-Carbon Photo "pool" ------- Post-Carbon London now has photo pages on Flickr. We have a section for more local photos submissions -- from around the London, Ontario, Canada area - http://www.flickr.com/groups/postcarbonlondon/pool/ The images at the top of this post are... (read more)
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    Posted by Toban Black, 22 February 2009
    Mitchell Anderson at DeSmogBlog - ""Clean Energy Dialogue" or Carbon Capture Shellgame?" Andy Rowell at the Oil Change blog - "Obama: Dirty Tar Sands Can Become “Clean”" ... (read more)
  • cjryan2000's picture
    Posted by cjryan2000, 27 January 2009
    Over the past eight years, the value of free expression has been illustrated so starkly and the barriers to this seemingly simple act of democratic participation in the realm of ideas and values have become... (read more)
  • Larry Menkes's picture
    Posted by Larry Menkes, 22 January 2009
    Although somewhat of an abstract idea, most of us would jump at the chance of adding another five months to our lives. I know I would, especially if I can add it on to the... (read more)
  • creekside's picture
    Posted by creekside, 21 January 2009
    Hi Folks- I created a signature to use (I use a mac, so I used textpander) to use on emails where I'm publicizing the Transition Town movement. Feel free to copy, paste, modify. You'd want to localize your... (read more)
  • Larry Menkes's picture
    Posted by Larry Menkes, 12 January 2009
    Walter Williams fools Intelligencer with his Rope-A Dope propaganda. The outrageously false "Minority View" contained in a widely syndicated Walter E. Williams Op Ed piece, "Global Warming Rope-A-Dope was based on a manufactured propaganda piece penned... (read more)
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    Posted by Larry Menkes, 31 December 2008
    In an article titled "Too Late? Why Scientists Say We Should Expect the Worst" (see link below) suggests that barring a miracle, atmospheric CO2 will exceed 450 ppm before any lowering will take place. In... (read more)
  • Toban Black's picture
    Posted by Toban Black, 22 December 2008
    About the International Energy Agency's 2008 "World Energy Outlook" report -- an authoritative report on oil depletion statistics - Richard Heinberg - "IEA: Everyone Gets to Be Right" George Monbiot  - "At Last, A Date" Andy Rowell at the Oil Change... (read more)
  • Toban Black's picture
    Posted by Toban Black, 10 December 2008
    Two posts at the Post-Carbon Cities site - "Hamilton, Ont. creates task force to study city's energy vulnerabilities" "The City Council of Hamilton, Ontario approved $35,000 for the creation of a Community Energy Collaborative to explore the... (read more)
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    Posted by Toban Black, 27 November 2008
    (By Erland Howden) --- From Mark Hertsgaard's article "Our Polar Bears, Ourselves" - "What's missing from most discussions about endangered species is that preserving other species is not an act of charity; it is essential to our own survival.... (read more)
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    Posted by Toban Black, 25 November 2008
    More polar bear protestors - --- Those photos are from September, 2008; and there are more of them here. There are videos and background information here. An artist named Mark Jenkins was involved in this project ( -- and in... (read more)
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    Posted by Toban Black, 25 November 2008
    Andy Rowell (in this post) - "After years of growing fat on the back of profits building ever bigger cars, trucks and SUVs, the executives of Detroit’s 'Big Three' automakers – GM, Ford, and Chrysler –... (read more)
  • janaia's picture
    Posted by janaia, 25 November 2008 (2 comments)
    This coming Saturday (Nov. 29) we'll be videotaping a Peak Moment Conversation with Jennifer Gray, who's conducting the Transition Initiative trainings in San Francisco and Portland. It's our first show introducing TI. If you have... (read more)
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    Posted by tifraser, 24 November 2008
    Not a real blog of my own, but a link to something good. Enjoy! A Resilient Suburbia? 3: Weighing the Potential for Self-Sufficiency... (read more)
  • Toban Black's picture
    Posted by Toban Black, 15 November 2008 (1 comment)
    This post is a response to hype about Obama as a supposed agent of 'change.' (I've posted about that hope-hype here, here, here, and here.) --- Marjorie Kelly and Paul Raskin - "What is unfolding today is a... (read more)
  • Larry Menkes's picture
    Posted by Larry Menkes, 14 November 2008 (5 comments)
    The University of Pennsylvania and the Rockefeller Foundation marked the 50th Anniversary of their groundbreaking 1958 Conference on Urban Design Criticism by holding an international symposium on the Penn campus on November 6 - 8. Fifty... (read more)
  • Toban Black's picture
    Posted by Toban Black, 31 October 2008
    Robert Jensen and Pat Younglbood - "It's no longer helpful to speak about 'environmental issues,' as if we face discrete problems that have clear solutions. Without major changes to the way humans live, we face the... (read more)
  • Larry Menkes's picture
    Posted by Larry Menkes, 30 October 2008
    The Financial Times front-page headline on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 declares, "World will struggle to meet oil demand: Output falling faster than expected", reinforcing the MIT vetted Royal Dutch Shell report (Davos, Feb. '08) that... (read more)
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    Posted by Daniel Lerch, 28 October 2008
    Martha Stewart, of home and garden fame, is holding a $10,000 contest called "Dreamers Into Doers." One of the finalists is Laura Masterson, a CSA urban farmer bringing relocalization to life in Portland, Oregon! Not... (read more)
  • Sonya's picture
    Posted by Sonya, 28 October 2008
    Some of you may have been following the progress of our test tube experiment happening here on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. We started our journey a couple of years ago now. I studied for... (read more)
  • cjryan2000's picture
    Posted by cjryan2000, 26 October 2008 (1 comment)
    Those of us familiar with what constitutes good urban design know that the front porch plays a central role in establishing a sense of friendliness and community on a residential street. So I am putting... (read more)
  • Toban Black's picture
    Posted by Toban Black, 24 October 2008
    (Photo by Abdulla Alfoudry) ==== Writing from Andy Rowell at his Oil Change blog - --- "Climate Change Happening Faster, Stronger, Sooner" ( "Just as European leaders are faltering in their efforts to tackle climate change, a new survey of... (read more)
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    Posted by Toban Black, 19 October 2008
    An open pit coal mine (Photo by Christopher Herwig) --- Coal is Dirty - "Debunking the myth of 'clean coal.'" --- Other writing - Patrick Barry in Science News - "Carbon Capture and Storage Will Increase Pollution" Stacy Feldman at SolveClimate.com - "How Coal Is... (read more)
  • lifetree76's picture
    Posted by lifetree76, 15 October 2008 (2 comments)
    Hey folks, Our municipality is planning a conference on World Town Planning Day. I hope to get as many members from our outpost to attend as possible. If there is one taking place in... (read more)
  • Erica Etelson's picture
    Posted by Erica Etelson, 10 October 2008
    The final presidential debate on October 15 will focus on domestic and economic policy. Ask moderator Bob Schieffer to grill the candidates on energy policy. Submit your peak oil questions to Denise Li,... (read more)