Citizen Action Monitor

Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 4/7: Why societies become complex. How complexity triggers collapse

No 120 Posted by fw, February 17, 2011 In Part 3, How complex societies can remain sustainable, Dr Tainter explains how societal problem solving evolves along a path of increasing … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 3/7: How complex societies can remain sustainable

No 119 Posted by fw, February 14, 2011 In Part 2, Historical knowledge is essential to sustainability, Dr Tainter asserts: “No program to enhance sustainability can be considered practical if … Continue reading

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Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 2/7: “Historical knowledge is essential to sustainability”

No 118 Posted by fw, February 13, 2011 “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Edmund Burke In Part 1, The future ain’t what it used to … Continue reading

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Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 1/7: The future ain’t what it used to be

No 117 Posted by fw, February 10, 2011 When a brilliant scholar develops a new and far-reaching theory that could save present and future diverse societies from catastrophic collapse, then … Continue reading

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In a crisis, will elite decision makers act in your best interests? Here’s how to tell.

No 109 Posted by fw, January 30, 2011 “I would like to see the rich suffer even more and — and the politicians suffer even more. . . . because … Continue reading

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Leo Murray: Creator of “Wake Up, Freak Out — then Get a Grip”

No 66 Posted by fw, September 16, 2010 “Few people seem to have understood the full implications of the most recent climate science. I am an artist, but I believe … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 8/13: Oil triggers population explosion

No 25, Posted by fw, June 15, 2010 Continuing his talk on the impact of humans on the planet, in Pt 7, Dr William Rees explained how two biological tendencies … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 6/13: Yes, humanity is inherently unsustainable

No 23, Posted by fw, June 14, 2010 Pt 5 of my Bill Rees’ blog series examined the mental tension and related inner conflict associated with our “three brains, all … Continue reading

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