Bleak oil and ovens

  Lately I am bothering myself thinking about two ideas – one is called “peak oil,” the other concerns microwave ovens and firewood. When you’re down, it’s down, and when it’s up, you’re up. I’ve yet to read or hear…

Collapse, THE book.

  From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. In his Pulitzer Prize–winning bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, geographer Diamond laid out a grand view of the organic roots of human civilizations in flora, fauna, climate and geology. That vision takes on apocalyptic…

Monument To Sustainability

Washington, D.C. Stollen from the Olympic training center, this photo represents a similar memorial (not unlike the Licoln Memorial), dedicated to sustainability.

“The Bridge At the Edge of the World” Reviewed

By James Gustave Speth This book should be called, “A Review of Current Literature Regarding Sustainability.”  With the alluring subtitle, “Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability,”  Speth’s work has little in the way of original thought. It…

What nobody (including me) wants to hear

      This planet can not sustain current economic growth (given current population). We can’t go on as we have been. As described in many venues, including Jarad Diamond’s book, “Collapse,” the planet’s resources are finite and being used…

An sustainable incentive-based stock market

  Here’s a “what if” (an idea that makes sense but probably can’t work). Stock value based on long-range planning and financial health, rather than just short-term profit increase. It’s currently easy to see the pitfalls of a short view on…