Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sardine fishery threatened

Milius, S. 27 Feb 2012. Sardine fishery may be in peril. Conditions in northeast Pacific echo those related to collapse last century. Science News. The Sardine fishery was once the largest of any species in the Western hemisphere.  It’s still … Continue reading

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Colder winters

Brahic, C. 7 Feb 2012. Melting Sea Ice could trigger colder winters.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Cold winters in Europe and North America may be due to declining sea ice, which warms the arctic air blowing cold … Continue reading

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World oil supply debate between former Shell Oil president and Professor Patzek

This is a paraphrase of some of what was said.  Basically Hofmeister is drill baby drill, Patzek advises taking action in your own life to live more simply, because that’s how it will be in the future regardless — investing … Continue reading

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4 Feb 2012. Sobering Future of Wildfire Dangers in U.S. West, Researchers Predict.  ScienceDaily (based on Marlon, Jennifer R. et. al. Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western USA. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science 10.1073/pnas.1112839109) The American West … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste disposal: not going to happen

Nuclear waste is an immediate danger because it’s a plentiful source of dirty bombs or the material to fabricate a real bomb.  Terrorists and despots with nothing left to lose as society falls apart during the initial phase of collapse … Continue reading

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Nuclear reactors problems in the news

If you’ve read the nuclear reactor hazards paper or my summary of it, then you understand why there will continually be accidents like Fukushima and Chernobyl.   That will make investors and governments fearful of spending billions of dollars to … Continue reading

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Extinction can happen over hundreds of thousands of years

ScienceDaily (Feb. 3, 2012) — A painstakingly detailed investigation shows that mass extinctions need not be sudden events. The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent of Earth’s marine life, and it killed in … Continue reading

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