Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

The Green Changemakers

The more your community can get its energy and basic goods from local sources, the less vulnerable it will be to rising and unstable oil prices, and the less it will contribute to climate change. Time is short to prepare for peak oil and global warming.

2008 52

Heinberg on Life Beyond Growth

The Green Changemakers

To survive and thrive for long, societies have to operate within the planet’s budget of sustainably extractable resources. By the year 2780 there would be 148 trillion humans on Earth—one person for each square meter of land on the planet’s surface. Indeed, China consumes more than twice as much coal as it did a decade ago—the same with iron ore and oil. For example, if oil gets expensive enough, energy companies might start making liquid fuels from coal.

2010 43

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Urban Biodiversity Strategies

The Green Changemakers

by Erik van Lennep Amongst the survival concerns now facing our planet and people, the destruction of biodiversity has become prominent, and this issue lands squarely in the middle of our plates as an industry. Born and educated in the US, he currently lives in Dublin Ireland.

A review of the UK’s first Green Film Festival

Green Blog

But, as came up in a Q & A session with one of the directors of Planet Eat Or Shlomi , there is a bit of a dilemma here. this creates a big dilemma, can we feed the planet in a post peak oil world? So began Ireland’s most controversial energy project to date.

2011 67

Transition Model

The Green Changemakers

Help People Access Good Information and Trust Them to Make Good Decisions Transition initiatives dedicate themselves, through all aspects of their work, to raising awareness of peak oil and climate change and related issues such as critiquing economic growth. The impact of the information about the state of our planet can generate fear and grief ? Talks by experts in their field of Climate Change, Peak Oil and community solutions can also be very inspiring.

The Local Food and Farming Revolution

The Green Changemakers

The biggest driver is going to be the increasing cost and decreasing availability of fossil fuels, especially oil. Because agriculture is so dependent on oil, the entire system is extremely vulnerable to oil depletion—and to oil price spikes.

2010 56