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"He knows everything, urinates in the forest, and can build a wind-powered generator out of found materials. In the event of an apocalypse, Bates is president." — Vanity Fair Green Issue, April 2007
"He knows everything, urinates in the forest, and can build a wind-powered generator out of found materials. In the event of an apocalypse, Bates is president." — Vanity Fair Green Issue, April 2007

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Mount Pleasant
"The problem is not our understanding of the science or the efficacy of
our potential solutions. The problem is human willingness to do the
right thing before its too late. "   We first latched onto the notion of catastrophic climate change back around 19...

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The Orphaned Solution
"By combining compost with biochar, or feeding biochar to those herds of migrating herbivores, the story could become one of negative emissions — net sequestration — almost immediately, continuing indefinitely. "    Let's summarize: so here we stand. The oc...

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Viral Conspiracies
" Now that President Trump has brought fake news out into the open, is it safe to call bullshit on the 9/11 story? " When we watch the near-hysteria going on in the United States as the country tries to come to grips with the consequences of its recent choi...

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Fake News: The Russian Hacker Story
" If you can't maintain the dominant paradigm, at least you can subvert the emergent ones." Jazz musician and iconoclast Harry Shearer observes that
Donald Trump’s ability to openly lie and then deny he did and then move on to
telling the same lie again is ...

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Three Pillars
"By pushing the system beyond the brink, the status quo protectors have now put it into free fall."   Naysayers about the potential for a radical shift in the foundational structure of civilization argue by looking backward, not forward. “It has never happe...

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Without a bucket to RCP in
" The only thing holding
this global tsunami back is the cold depth of the deep blue sea. "   We are in a crisis of civilization but most people, by and large, have not realized it yet. It is as if we are a prizefighter in the ring with a stronger opponent ...

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A Power Zone Manifesto
" The physical requirements are not negotiable. They
cannot be bargained down, discounted, or put on a layaway plan. " Fire in the New Valley, Egypt - PlanetLab 2016 was a year for revolutions. Really it was only a
continuation of the Tunisian Spring that b...

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A Journey to Standing Rock
"This story was sent to us on the day before Christmas by Eric Lewis. It
seemed like the best way to end one year and start another, or to end
one era and begin a new one." For a couple of months prior to my trip I had been working on my Facebook Page, Fr...

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The Haft of his Axe
"Why are we behaving as if we actually deserve to go extinct?" In Nanjing they have banned gas and diesel powered motorbikes, scooters, and trike-cabs or trike-trucks and replaced them with electrics. While most vehicles are retrofits, new electric bikes an...
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