Monthly Archives: May 2013

Peak Phosphorus

Below is an excerpt from page 176 of Princeton professor Kenneth S. Deffeyes from his book “Beyond Oil, the view from Hubbert’s Peak” (2005): Phosphate (PO4+++) is mined commercially from sedimentary rocks containing the mineral apatite, a form of calcium … Continue reading

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Aquifer decline in California

Konikow, L.F., 2013, Groundwater depletion in the United States (1900−2008): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013−5079, 63 pages. Cumulative groundwater depletion in the Central Valley of California, 20,000 square miles, 1900 through 2008 California grows a third of America’s … Continue reading

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Ogallala (High Plains) aquifer depletion

Ogallala aquifer (High Plains) Cumulative groundwater depletion in the High Plains aquifer 1900-2008 Has declined as much as 164 feet in some places. 337 km3 total depletion since 1900. The Ogallala is one of Earth’s largest aquifers, the water used … Continue reading

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Only you can prevent wildfires: write FEMA by June 17, 2013

If you’d like to prevent another wildfire, I encourage you to write FEMA or go to the meeting tomorrow, May 18th at 10 am – see http://claremontcanyon.org/ for details on where to send a letter and meeting place. A great … Continue reading

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Why we might not go extinct from fossil fuel emissions

Peak Fossils means Peak Emissions and the lowest to medium IPCC projections at worst This is an overview, other posts in this category contain peer-reviewed papers that show why this is true.  The heart of the problem is that the … Continue reading

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