Hedonism, Survivalism, and the Burden of Knowledge

What do we do with the knowledge that we may be headed for climate catastrophe?

Are We Hard-Wired to Think We Can Grow Forever?

Is there an evolutionary mechanism stopping us from living within our planetary constraints? If so, can we overcome it before it is too late?

Paul Krugman on Limits to Growth: Beware the Bathwater

Brian Czech responds to Paul Krugman’s shockingly weak column, which argues against the limits to growth with the example of slow steaming.

Spending on Preventing Climate Wars versus Spending to Secure Sources of Oil

To avoid a fate like the Mayans in Central America and the Polynesians on Easter Island, we will need to move toward a steady state economy–with the help of social scientists and natural scientists.

Piketty Acknowledges a Limit to Inequality–Will He Acknowledge the Limits to Growth?

We are going to need more than a wealth tax to fix our economy.

The Hidden Costs of Cheater Economics on Human Health & the Future of Life on Earth

Brent Blackwelder provides an overview of some of the ecological costs of economic growth, as presented in Tony Juniper’s latest book, What has Nature Ever Done for Us?

Toward a Finite-Planet Journalism

If the majority of voters remain ecologically illiterate, they must give up either civilization or democracy.

The Hidden Door

Mark Burch argues that voluntary simplicity is the best path for achieving both individual well-being and economic sustainability.

Dualist Economics

Herman Daly analyzes the philosophies of Frederick Soddy, a well known pioneer of chemistry, but also an insightful pioneer of economics.

Top 5 Threats to the World’s Beaches (and a Systemic Solution)

Only an economy that externalizes environmental costs would underwrite development practices that are pushing beaches to the brink of extinction.