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Cities Prosper Better Without Growth

It’s not often I get to applaud good media coverage of urban growth. The myth of prosperity from growth at the community level is still very firmly embedded in the hearts and minds of politicians, most of the general public and – yes, even journalists. Governing magazine and J.B. Wogan make the Wall of Fame today

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Climate Change a Symptom of Bigger Problem

You might think the biggest threat to human civilization, or at least to a comfortable life, is climate change. It’s not, and Richard Heinberg makes the Wall of Fame today for clearly articulating this. He gets extra credit for putting technology in its place (not our savior) in this piece originally published in Ecowatch, but better headlined here at postcarbon.org:

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Ed Begley, Jr. in population growth PSA

Ed Begley Goes Where No Star Has Gone Before

Two green thumbs up, kudos and thanks to Ed Begley, Jr. for daring to “risk” his reputation speaking up for a topic that has long been taboo. Ed puts the rest of the Hollywood celebrities and rock stars to shame by being the first and only to lend his face, name and wonderful sense of humor to one of the most important, but also most untouchable, causes on planet Earth.

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Wall Of Shame

Reporting & commentary that assume eternal growth is feasible, good, and necessary for prosperity.

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Reporting & commentary that recognize growth has limits, costs, and consequences.


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