Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse


Preparing for a future of economic contraction.

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Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

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Preparing for a future of economic contraction.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780865716995
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard Heinberg ix

Introduction Richard Douthwaite xii

Part I Energy Availability

On the Cusp of Collapse: Complexity, Energy and the Globalized Economy David Korowicz 2

Future Energy Availability: The Importance of "Net Energy" Chris Vernon 34

Calculating EIRR, the Energy Internal Rate of Return Tom Konrad 43

Energy and Water: The Real Blue-Chips Nate Hagens Kenneth Mulder 46

Part II Innovation in Business, Money and Finance

The Supply of Money in an Energy-Scarce World Richard Douthwaite 52

Liquidity Networks: Local Trading Systems Using a Debt-Free Electronic Currency System Graham Barnes 80

Equity Partnerships: A Better, Fairer Approach to Developing Land Chris Cook 86

Using Equity Partnerships to Rescue Building Projects Hit by the Downturn James Pike 97

Trying to Form an Equity Partnership to Buy a Welsh Farm Tim Helweg-Larsen 105

The Mondragon Bank: An Old Model for a New Type of Finance Oscar Kjellberg 109

Rethinking Business Structures: How to Encourage Sustainability Through Conscious Design Choices Patrick Andrews 113

Why Pittsburgh Real Estate Never Crashes: The Progressive Reform that Stabilized an Economy Dan Sullivan 137

Definancialization, Deglobalization and Relocalization Dmitry Orlov 157

Part III New Ways of Using the Land

Cutting Transport Costs and Emissions Through Local Integration Emer O'Siochru 178

The Nutritional Resilience Approach to Food Security Bruce Darrell 201

Turning the Land from an Emissions Source to a Carbon Sink Corinna Byrne 218

Part IV Dealing with Climate Change

Future Global Climate Institutions Alex Evans 250

Cap and Share: Simple is Beautiful Laurence Matthews 257

Influencing High-Level Strategic Decision Making Toward a Sustainable Low-Carbon Economy Julian Darley 270

Part V Changing the Way we Live

Danger Ahead: Prioritizing Risk Avoidance in Political and Economic Decision-Making Brian Davey 280

Transition Thinking: The Good Life 2.0 Davie Philip 296

Sailing Craft for a Post-Collapse World Dmitry Orlov 311

Part VI Changing the Way We Think

The Psychological Roots of Resource Overconsumption Nate Hagens 336

Busy Doing Nothing: Seven Reasons for Humanity's Inertia in the Face of Critical Threats and How We Might Remove Them Mark Rutledge Brain Davey 356

Cultivating Hope and Managing Despair John Sharry 373

Collapse or No Collapse: We Need to Respect to Survive Lucy McAndrew 382

Enough: A Worldview for Positive Futures Anne Ryan 392

Part VII Ideas for Action

Escape Routes: Fleeing Vesuvius-Which Way Should We Go? Caroline Whyte 406

Should the United States Try to Avoid a Financial Meltdown? 437

Epilogue: Fleeing Vesuvius 444

Contributors 445

Index 453

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