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Will Civilization Collapse, or Evolve?

Richard Steiner | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

What is now at risk is the functional integrity of the only biosphere we know, and the very continuation of civilization. And yet, we seem numb to this unprecedented threat. Will modern civilization evolve to become egalitarian and sustainable, or collapse?

How Inequality Affects Our Existence

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.25.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

What makes sophisticated empires fall? That's the question that one team of scientists backed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center tackled in their report, and it's reflected in our own backyard.

A Gift from the Collapseniks

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Of what possible use is it to imagine the end of civilization or even of the species? Is this kind of imagination simply a pessimistic indulgence or can it contribute to "green" and other positive results?

Transform While There's Still Time

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

The mission is to prepare people before their world falls apart, so they won't be surprised and fall into panic and traumatic depression. Carolyn Baker's dream is that a better society will arise as we wisely prepare for and resiliently move through a period of suffering.

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

4 Stress Types and Their Impact on Busy Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It wasn't until I burned out that I actually became aware of how few resources existed which identified, much less discussed, the impact that occurs when stress and high-achieving women collide.

Mayan Civilization's Demise Linked to Bizarre Beliefs

Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/22/2012 10:05 AM EDT on LiveScience A dread of malevolent spirits haunting forsaken areas...

The Great Red Sox Collapse, in 140 Characters or Less

Jeff Polman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports
Jeff Polman

This year's historic Red Sox meltdown may have been more statistically horrendous on many levels than their 1978 swan dive, but with Boston having gone all the way in '04 and '07, the emotional letdown hasn't been nearly as severe.

Tornado Collapses Florida Airport Hangar, Trapping 70

foxnews.com | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green

DEVELOPING: At least 70 people are trapped in a collapsed building at a central Florida airport after severe weather hit the region, Fox News confirms...

WATCH: Interview With Oscar Winning Director Of 'Inside Job'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"When Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and AIG collapsed together in a 48 hour period and we were all wondering if next week we'd be able to get money ...

What Happens After the Election?

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

I'm bracing myself for the GOP gains next month. We can argue about whether Obama's incremental, middle-management approach to governance set Democra...

The Wisdom Jimmy Cayne - A Career In Lowlights

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman and Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne is scheduled to testify before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission today, and his testimony is sure to be mem...

Notes of a Temporary Ex-Pat #3

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

I came here to find a corner of the world where relationships, ideas, and beauty were more important than winning. I wanted a place where people sat down to dinner, where I could live.

Game Change or Game Over

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

"Admittedly world organization with common obedience to law would be a solution. Not that easy.... Things cannot be forced from the top. The internati...

For America to Succeed in the 21st Century, Senate Rules Must Change

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Accelerating change is the central fact of the modern world. If America is to succeed and survive it must have a government that can make timely decisions, look at the long haul, and act in the public interest.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: A Popular History of Human Evolution That Actually Contributes to Understanding

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Remington

Popular nonfiction is a tricky beast. It's one thing for someone to write a memoir, or a long-form investigation that the journalist-author has perso...

Collapse: Interviews with a Radical Thinker Who Called the Crisis

Chris Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Smith

Michael Ruppert, unlike most, is always prepared for the worst. He predicted the current financial crisis in his newsletter at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial.

Dreaming the Future Can Create the Future

Kenny Ausubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kenny Ausubel

We stand at the threshold of a singular opportunity in the human experiment: To re-imagine how to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations.

McCain: Frank and Dodd "Willing Co-Conspirators" In Banking Crisis

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain and his Republican allies have elevated an unlikely pair of political villains to deflect blame for the slumping economy. During a town ...

I Just Took $5 Billion Off $700 Billion (Cost to Taxpayers: Zero)

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Hollander

The government says they want to help? Okay, let's really put the I.R.S. to work. The President should direct that agency, right now, to identify all those who profited from the root cause.

The Invisible Hand is Dead. Long Live (Smart) Regulation.

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

I hope that our economy recovers, but the time has come to declare its guiding metaphor dead. This is the metaphor of the invisible hand, which makes...

Door Number 1 or Door Number 2?

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

In the 1800's, millions of people decided that slavery was an evil whose time had passed, and they put Lincoln in power to end it. If we proactively manage the transition away from fossil fuels, they will meet the same end.

How Did Things Get so Bad So Quickly? (Sustainability Primer Part 1)

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

"The bottom line is that the world is in what ecologists call an "overshoot-and-collapse" mode. Demand has exceeded the sustainable yield of natural s...