Monthly Archives: January 2014

Preparing for a Nuclear Terrorist Attack on an American City: Report from the National Academy of Sciences.

[ I think cities may be the “best” place for a while. Cities have always been richer than rural areas since wages for farmers, loggers, and mining are much lower than the wages of workers who make “value-added” products from … Continue reading

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A Century from Now Concrete Will be Nothing But Rubble

Photo: road abandoned since 1984 in the Florida Keys By Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and Crackers”. Podcasts:  KunstlerCast 253, KunstlerCast278, Peak … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bet: Paul Erlich, Julian Simon, and our Gamble over Earth’s Future”

Alice Friedemann book review of “The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future” by Paul Sabin Kind of scary that Bill Gates recommends this book. But then again, to get really good at something, you don’t … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Land Rover watching women do all the work

A book review by Alice Friedemann of Ann Jones “Looking for Lovedu. Days and Nights in Africa”. 2001. The book deserves 5 stars in terms of hardship and difficulty. It ought to be required reading in schools to alert women … Continue reading

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