About Bruce Darrell
Bruce has written 67 articles so far, you can find them below.

Alex Evans – Global Framework for Climate Change

Alex Evans' report on climate change and global institutional reform was published by the Center on International Co-operation earlier this year. He presented the case for basing a framework for dealing with the climate crisis on a scientifically derived stabilisation target. Such a framework should also share the global carbon budget out between the world's nations according to a transparent, equitable formula.

Chris Vernon – Net Energy, Energy Scenarios & Climate Change

Chris Vernon surveyed the prospects for oil, gas and coal supplies over the next 50 years. He argued that, because the energy cost of producing these fuels is rising as more difficult sources have to be used, the actual amount of energy that will be available for other purposes will fall off more quickly than has been recognised so far.

Richard Douthwaite – Emergency? What Emergency?

Richard Douthwaite looked at the problems created by the availability of cheap energy. He believes it shaped capitalism and our monetary systems, led manufacturers and farmers to adopt unsustainable technologies, and permitted a six-fold increase in the human population while creating a concentration of power and wealth in very few hands.

Minister Eamon Ryan – Conference Opening

Conference Opening address by Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland.


Recorded on day one of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Full Conference Proceedings
Recordings of all presentation.…

The New Emergency Conference – Detailed Proceedings

Tuesday June 9th, 7.30pm The Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Public Lecture by Dmitry Orlov
Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment


Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse, explored the question “What is it that we are looking at here, and what can we do about it?” He believes that there is not much hope for a global financial system and economy, nor should there be given the huge problems it is causing with the environment. If this is the case, then what can people do, in terms of coping with financial collapse, creating community resilience, and re-skilling for …