Part I: Chaos, Havoc, and the American Abyss
Reposted from my blog at IntegralPermaculture.Wordpress.com
“If a path to the better there be, it begins with a full look at the worst.” – Thomas Hardy
In the final days before the 2016 American presidential election the pundits were out in force, engaged in collective hand-wringing. … Continue
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In my final post in the Holiday Smorgasbord series, I want to share two articles that are each directed at (and finding fault with) different ends of the political spectrum. I don’t think the point of either of these articles is to demonize individuals who embrace either conservatism or liberalism, but rather to point out that in general we are not being served by the mainstream political discourse from either perspective. I find these articles…
Added by David MacLeod on November 30, 2014 at 2:32pm —
In today’s installment of our Holiday Smorgasbord, I bring you two voices that I have been following off and on for the last decade, and who have both been warning about limits to growth, and more importantly what we as individuals can do about it.
Nate Hagens on Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It
Nate Hagens, a former “wolf of Wall Street” stock trader/money manager, and then a … Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 29, 2014 at 4:43pm —
(image source: Orlin Wagner/AP)
There’s a lot of confusion going on right now – as the price of gasoline in the U.S. is declining, we are becoming ever more complacent. Today we saw another steep drop in the price of oil… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 28, 2014 at 2:30pm —
Today’s installment of our holiday smorgasbord features an approach to the environmental crisis and the energy crisis and the economic crisis that I’m very thankful for…Permaculture.
Permaculture, A vision of a post-oil world
Yves Cochet… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 27, 2014 at 2:10pm —
I’m giving thanks that there are so many good sources of information available on the current state of affairs regarding climate, energy, and the environment. Unfortunately most are not showing up in the mainstream media, so we have to search them out.
On a long Thanksgiving weekend, many of us tend to eat a lot, shop a lot, and then veg out in front of ball games or other distractions.
For the next few days I’ll be providing an alternative to how you spend some of your holiday… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 26, 2014 at 3:37pm —
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I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place. Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).
I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…
Added by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.
National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reported this morning:
NPR’s Business News starts with the outlook for oil. This is a change of course – the International Energy Agency… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on June 5, 2014 at 12:29pm —
Reposted from my Integral Permaculture
If you’re in the region of northwest Washington, or southwest B.C., consider stopping by Inspiration Farm on… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on May 26, 2014 at 9:27pm —
Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.
David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking. Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking. Can you elaborate?
Whatcom County Councilmember
Yes Ken, I…
Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2014 at 10:13am —
The Bellingham Herald had a front page article Wednesday indicating the dismay being expressed by the County Council over the fact that the two largest corporate taxpayers are challenging their property tax assessments. These would be BP Cherry Point refinery and the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale.
Added by David MacLeod on March 14, 2014 at 12:34pm —
This post is a continuation of my series discussing David Holmgren’s Crash On Demand essay, and the multitude of responses that have popped up in the peak oil blogosphere.
One of those responses was by Nicole Foss, of The Automatic Earth. In fact her response was a… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on February 22, 2014 at 10:00pm —
The blog post I wrote below is one of many circulating in the peak oil scene. I’m looking forward to hearing David Holmgren in his own words on this radio interview on Sunday, Feb. 2nd. He’ll be answering some of the questions raised in the recent debate on his essay “Crash on Demand.“ 8pm London time, I believe that’s Noon PST, here in Bellingham.
Added by David MacLeod on February 1, 2014 at 4:12pm —
I'm excited for our workshop to begin tomorrow morning, and as I was waiting for Tim's arrival I was studying some of his material. What follows are all Tim's words, but I've organized and put together various statements he's made to form another summary of what PatternDynamics is about. There's still a little time… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm —
In my previous PatternDynamics post (Following the Way Nature Organizes Itself to Deal with Complexity), I focused mostly on giving a fairly brief explanation of the underlying theory. In this post I’d like to share a little bit about the embodied experience of some of the Patterns that occurs during the PatternDynamics… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on January 9, 2014 at 6:00am —
The natural world is staggeringly complex, and yet amazingly elegant in how it manages the multitude of interconnected parts into organized, unified wholes that thrive. What is the secret for harnessing this elegance for use in human systems? Tim Winton found that observation of the most common patterns found in the natural world led to the development of high level principles which can then be used to address the most complex challenges that human systems… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm —
David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, published Future Scenarios in 2007, originally as a website, and then published by Chelsea Green in 2008 as a… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on December 17, 2013 at 8:12pm —