Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sandra Postel: Wildfires in the Western U.S. Threaten Drinking Water

Sandra Postel. May 1, 2014. Wildfires in the Western U.S. Are on the Rise, Posing Threats to Drinking Water When the Las Conchas Fire scorched some 151,000 acres of northern New Mexico in 2011, it wasn’t just the direct fire damage that … Continue reading

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Videos

For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read. Overviews of the Energy Crisis Peak Oil: A Staggering Challenge to “Business As Usual”  A very clever animated documentary from Incubate Pictures, that lays out the challenges to “business … Continue reading

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Richard Duncan : Olduvai Gorge – Civilization ends when Electric Grids Permanently Fail

The Olduvai Theory – Heading into the Gorge By Richard C. Duncan, Ph.D. Volume 23, Number 2 (Winter 2013) Summary: The Olduvai Theory is defined as the ratio of world energy production and population. It states that average energy production … Continue reading

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Videos on What to Do

  Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity: Why the Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike the Last 20. Presenting the ‘Accelerated’ Crash Course, by Adam Taggart, June 20, 2014. Please follow and like us:

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Earth’s Magnetic Flips May Have Triggered Mass Extinctions

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/06/10/earths-magnetic-flips-may-triggered-mass-extinctions/#.U5oyJ41dVXu Earth’s Magnetic Flips May Have Triggered Mass Extinctions At several times in Earth’s history, mass extinctions have come close to wiping life out altogether. The reasons for these catastrophes are still unclear – they’ve been blamed on everything from asteroid impacts to cosmic … Continue reading

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Biggest Waste of Wealth in All of history: America’s Interstate Highway system

A book review by Alice Friedemann of: Swift, Earl. 2012. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways. Related articles $46 Trillion Infrastructure in USA, $6 Trillion is Transportation Expressways & … Continue reading

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Wind notes from government studies

[These are here to help me do research and find citations] Notes from 96 page: EERE. August 2014. 2013 Wind technologies market report. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. No commercial offshore turbines have been commissioned in the United States, but … Continue reading

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$46 Trillion Infrastructure in USA, $6 Trillion is Transportation

James Howard Kunstler has written that Suburbia will be the largest waste of money and physical assets in human history. The end of the age of oil means that just about everything will be useless too.  Below is just the … Continue reading

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Dennis Meadows Collapse inevitable 2015-2020

[Dennis Meadows spoke at the ASPO peak oil conference 2006 in Pisa Italy.  Many of the scientists and speakers said Meadows was right about Limits to Growth in their presentations — indeed, his model appeared to be ahead of schedule.  … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg: How this collapse differs from past collapses

Converging Energy Crises – And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past  May 29, 2014 by Gail Tverberg At the Age of Limits Conference, I gave a talk called Converging Crises (PDF), talking about the crises facing us as we reach energy … Continue reading

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