>by Peter SaloniusCulture Change (February 10 2008)Editor's note: The following essay by soil scientist Peter Salonius is Part One of his two-part series for Culture Change that bursts the delusion of agriculture's providing for a large human population long-term. If after reading it you have doubt, read the scientific basis for it: the second part … Continue reading >Intensive crop culture for high population is unsustainable
>A journey through the American cloacaby Frederick KaufmanHarper's Magazine (February 2008)In 1998, John Brunston bought a house in Yorktown Heights, a suburb of New York City. His wife decorated bedrooms for their three daughters, and Brunston planted a cherry tree and an American flag. Then-came the spring rains, and Brunston discovered a dark fountain of … Continue reading >Wasteland
>by John Michael GreerThe Archdruid Report (February 21 2008)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyThe Druid order I head hosts an email list for its members and friends, and the conversations there cover a dizzying range of topics. Some months ago, as I recall, composting became the subject du jour. In … Continue reading >A Theology of Compost
>In aboriginal languages, there are no possessive pronouns.by Barbara Nussbaumfrom Resurgence issue 221In African culture, ubuntu is the capacity to express compassion, justice, reciprocity, dignity, harmony and humanity in the interests of building, maintaining and strengthening community. An Nguni word from South Africa, ubuntu speaks to our interconnectedness and the responsibility to each other that … Continue reading >Ubuntu
>Most environmentalists are indeed leftists who support the redistribution of wealth and believe in a simpler lifestyleby Mark LynasNew Statesman (February 14 2008)I'm in a darkened room, my face plastered with make-up, somewhere in Manhattan. With powerful lights on all sides, all I can see is the camera lens. My earpiece crackles and the first … Continue reading >The good news from America
>Clusterfuck Nation by Jim KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005)http://www.kunstler.com (February 25 2008)The maneuvers that the big banks are making nowadays, along with their enablers at the Federal Reserve and elsewhere in Washington, really amount to little more than the old Polish blanket joke - in which … Continue reading >Still Pretending
>by Allen Schill, reply by Bill McKibbenIn response to Can Anyone Stop It? (October 11 2007)The New York Review of Books (December 20 2007)To the Editors:Once again a highly informative, well-written, and lively article by Bill McKibben on books with an environmental theme ["Can Anyone Stop It?", NYR, October 11]. Even enjoyable, notwithstanding the frightening … Continue reading >Will Slower Population Growth Stop Global Warming?