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Humans Making Bad Choices Is Why I Garden

Behold, the era of Peak Soil
Monday, July 21, 2014, 8:35 PM

As long as you're curious and read somewhat widely, if you're one of those readers who digs a bit further now and then, it's pretty much impossible to avoid the conclusion that humans are living unsustainably.

We're using up energy sources that took approximately 350 million years to accrete in a single 350-year-long orgy of consumption. » Read more

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Introducing The New (Full-Length) Crash Course

The public release of Chapters 1 & 2
Friday, June 27, 2014, 1:36 PM

Last week we announced that we've spent the better part of the last year completely rebuilding the entire Crash Course video seminar.

Each chapter has been completely updated with recent data, better visualizations, and a more polished look and feel. We've also added several brand-new chapters on important new developments to the Three E story (i.e., quantitative easing, shale oil, environmental stressors) that weren't in the picture when the original series was created back in 2008. » Read more

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Massive change is upon us. To understand the nature of this change, we need to understand the three “E”s – the Economy, Energy, and the Environment - which is where we’ll spend the rest of our time in the Crash Course.

The first “E” is the economy, which is the lens through which the Crash Course looks at everything, specifically exponential money, the first-ever collapse of a global credit binge, an aging population, and a national failure to save.

The second “E” is energy. We will explore what Peak Oil implies for an economic system that is based on continual expansion.

The third “E”, the environment, will be exerting its own unknowable but certainly significant economic burdens due to shrinking resources and other systemic pressures while the other two “E”s are clamoring for your money and attention.