Monthly Archives: November 2012

More Dust Bowls on the way

Gaskill, M. 27 Nov 2012. Climate Change Threatens to Create a Second Dust Bowl. Rising temperatures, persistent drought, and depleted aquifers on the southern Great Plains could set the stage for a disaster similar to the Dust Bowl of the … Continue reading

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Permafrost Carbon Dioxide

  Morello, Lauren. 27 Nov 2012. Large-Scale Melting of Permafrost May Be Underway. Release of CO2 is overlooked in climate models; better monitoring needed. Scientific American. As the climate warms, thawing permafrost could have a major impact on the world’s … Continue reading

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A better way to measure Planetary boundaries: global plant production

Running, Steven W. 21 Sep 2012. A Measurable Planetary Boundary for the Biosphere. Science. Forty years ago Meadows et al, in “Limits to Growth 1972” concluded that by the first part of the 21st century, limits to essential global resources … Continue reading

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How to find a good Property insurance company

What is a good homeowners insurance company? Solvent enough to pay your claim in a large disaster such as a fire or earthquake, and willing to pay you a reasonable amount of money in timely manner. After the 2008 financial … Continue reading

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Delay, Deny, Defend. Why insurance companies don’t pay claims

Jay M. Feinman.  2010. Delay, Deny, Defend: Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Claims and What You Can Do About It. Nearly all of the 3,500 families who burned down in the Oakland 1991 firestorm formed groups by insurance company to … Continue reading

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David Korowicz: Tipping point near-term systemic implications of a Peak in global Oil production

[ This is the most brilliant and succinct paper I’ve ever seen that explains the interdependencies of our economic, energy, infrastructure, food, and other systems.  It is so well-written that you ought to read the entire paper, my summary can’t … Continue reading

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Tariel Mórrígan: Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Collapse of Global Civilization.

Morrigan, Tariel. Oct 2010. Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Collapse of Global Civilization.  The current peak oil Crisis. University of California, Santa Barbara. Peak oil is happening now.  The era of cheap and abundant oil is over. • Global … Continue reading

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Stock Market will Crash when Investors realize Peak Oil is Real

David Fridley, an expert on oil economics, worked under Chu. In an interview given in 2009, Fridley claims, “[Chu] was my boss…He knows all about peak oil, but he can’t talk about it. If the government announced that peak oil … Continue reading

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Dust Bowls

Excerpts from: Joseph Romm. 24 May 2012. My Nature Piece On Dust-Bowlification And the Grave Threat It Poses to Food Security. Human adaptation to prolonged, extreme drought is difficult or impossible. Historically, the primary adaptation to dust-bowlification has been abandonment; … Continue reading

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Nate Hagens rebuttal of Bill McKibbens “Politics: Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”

Timeline: die-off: event odds low 10-15% next 10-20 years, though higher after that (1 Dec 2012). End-of-growth realized by public: 90% next few years, 99% in 5-7 years (1 Dec 2012) 17 Oct 2012 Rebuttal of Bill McKibbens 19 July … Continue reading

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