Author Archives: Steve Schwarze

Diamond’s NYT op-ed

Among several interesting pieces in today’s NYT was this op-ed by Jared Diamond. Other than a cursory familiarity with Collapse, I’m not much of a Diamond-ologist, so I’d be interested in what others think of his essay. The piece gets … Continue reading

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H2Oil documentary

Just came across a short portion of this documentary about the oil sands in Alberta, via the Daily Dish. The full trailer is here:

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Campuses Beyond Coal seeks talented ad agency

Grist just passed along the first of three advertisements that are part of Sierra’s Campuses Beyond Coal campaign. The theme, apparently, is that coal is dirty even by the standards of slovenly college students. I’m hard pressed to see much … Continue reading

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Sourcing Stuff

Via Worldchanging, an update on Sourcemap, a fascinating tool produced by MIT’s Media Lab for learning about and contributing to research on supply chains. It uses Google Earth to display these chains visually. It’s a work in progress, but definitely … Continue reading

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The Golden Institute: a “counterfactual history”

A video about an imaginary past of energy abundance suggests important questions for how we think about our future energy choices. Continue reading

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