Category Archives: Emergency management

Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

Jon Quitslund Reviewing Richard Heinberg, The End of Growth; Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2011), $17.95. I’ll begin with a quotation: “The only efforts that will aid in the long run are those … Continue reading

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“Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth”

My title for this piece is the subtitle of the book I’ll be discussing here: HOT, by Mark Hertsgaard, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011 and now available in paperback. Throughout my work on this piece and in all … Continue reading

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Self-Sufficiency and Safety Nets

Here’s a before-and-after story about the importance of a tight-knit community. During the recent power outage I experienced long stretches of deep isolation. My wife is out of town, so I was alone in the house; our cat didn’t provide … Continue reading

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