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.
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?
If the majority of voters remain ecologically illiterate, they must give up either civilization or democracy.
Mark Burch argues that voluntary simplicity is the best path for achieving both individual well-being and economic sustainability.
Herman Daly analyzes the philosophies of Frederick Soddy, a well known pioneer of chemistry, but also an insightful pioneer of economics.
Only an economy that externalizes environmental costs would underwrite development practices that are pushing beaches to the brink of extinction.
Now’s the time to maintain pressure on the World Bank to avoid costly failures in constructing a 21st-century energy infrastructure.
The age of extraction is ending. We need a true cost economy that can meet people’s needs without undermining planetary life-support systems.
The contradictions in an oilman’s life offer insights into the complexities that come with confronting the limits to growth.