Archive for the ‘Energy Decline’ Category

Resilience is the new “sustainability”. Once sustainability had been co-opted to mean keeping things the way they are, by sustaining our existing lifestyle, a new term was needed. Resilience has a number of meanings, but it is starting to mean the ability to weather our coming energy decline and inexorable decline of industrial civilization. Achieving [...]

Being concerned about resource depletion such as peak oil, peak natural gas, and overall energy production and natural resource decline, I thought it would be interesting to see if the Ontario Building Code acknowledges these very serious and imminent issues. I say imminent, because even if a resource peaks and enters decline 25 years from [...]

The font page of the Toronto Star of today, Sunday February 15 2009, had the headline “Meet the doomsayers of our time” featuring some interviews with various ‘doomers’ in the city. I was impressed with the direction of the Toronto Survivalism Group which is not about the stereotypical independent survivalist hoarding food, fuel, guns & [...]

David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept, and author of the deep ecology treatise “Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability” has examined the challenges of our times and created a web-based book at www.FutureScenarios.org where he describes in detail how society will react to the issues of climate change and peak energy. Holmgren begins with [...]