The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

By
Richard Heinberg
Reviewed by
Peter Jones
The problem extends beyond oil and other fossil fuels, and even beyond climate change: the world’s fresh water resources are strained to the point that billions of people may soon find themselves with only precarious access to water for drinking and irrigation. Biodiversity is declining rapidly. We are losing 24 billion tons of topsoil each year to erosion. And many economically significant minerals—from antimony to zinc—are depleting quickly, requiring the mining of ever lower-grade ores in ever more remote locations. ... Read more

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

By
Thomas Friedman
Reviewed by
Anthony Ketchum
This month we feature Hot, Flat, and Crowded by multi-Pulitzer-winning journalist Thomas Friedman. About the Author Thomas Friedman has been a major voice in the politics of globalization for many   years and in various capacities.  Born in Minneapolis, USA in 1953, his resume includes three Pulitzer prizes – twice for International Reporting (1983, 1988) and the third for Commentary (2002) – for his work with The New York Times. His extensive writing on foreign affairs – specifically on global trade, ... Read more