Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cascading failure + Liebig’s Law + Supply Chain Breakdown = Collapse of civilization

Declining supplies of high-quality, easy-to-get fossil fuels with no alternatives ready to replace them — ever — is the #1 issue. As long as we have oil, all problems can be solved, unless oil lasts long enough to deplete every … Continue reading

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Emergency drill: Cyberattack on electric grid

[ America is so vulnerable to cyber attack or war from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and other nations that I doubt we will ever attack them. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future … Continue reading

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Alfred McCoy in Salon Magazine on How America will collapse (by 2025)

How America will collapse by 2025. Four scenarios that could spell the end of the United States as we know it — in the very near future. Alfred McCoy. December 6, 2010. Salon.com Here are a few extracts from this … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall of Civilizations links to articles about this

  The Histomap. Four thousand years of world history. Relative power of contemporary states, nations, and empires from slate.com

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Energy infrastructure cyberattack targets

An Attack on Energy Infrastructure would affect all other Infrastructure Developments in digital information and telecommunications dramatically increased interdependencies among the Nation’s critical infrastructures. Each depends on others to function successfully. Disruptions in a single infrastructure can generate disturbances within … Continue reading

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What would happen if the electric grid was cyberattacked?

Almost every aspect of American life depends on electricity—from producing goods to saving lives, from defending the country to conducting electronic banking and commerce, from simple communications to feeding our families safely. It could take 1 to 2 years before … Continue reading

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Actual cyber attacks

[ There are too many cyber attacks to keep track of so I’ve stopped putting them in here.  If you do an internet search on “list of cyber attacks” you’ll get many hits (i.e. the Wiki list, hackmageddon, etc). Not … Continue reading

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Cyber attack methods. Who are the cyber attackers?

This just in: Cyber criminals are planting chips in electric irons and kettles to launch spam attacks.  A Russian TV channel had footage of an iron being opened up to reveal a “spy chip” with a small microphone that could … Continue reading

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Cyber Attacks an unprecedented threat to U.S. National Security

[ This post contains extracts from a 75 page House of representatives session: March 21, 2013 Cyber attacks: An unprecedented threat to U.S. National security Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, … Continue reading

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House hearing: protecting small businesses against cyber-attacks 2013

[ Cloud computing is seen as a way to protect small businesses according to the testimony from the staff of these businesses, since the cloud provider has the staff to maintain sophisticated firewalls and keep malware patches up-to-date, back up … Continue reading

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