Monthly Archives: September 2015

African Deforestation

Nakkazi, E. May 16, 2015. Uganda’s forests dwindle as illegal settlers hollow them out. NewScientist. Uganda’s forest cover fell from 24 per cent in 1990 to 10 per cent in 2009, and it is still falling. Every year the country … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste disposal in boreholes drilled into earth’s crust

[I recommending you also read my book review of Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste by William M. Alley & Rosemarie Alley. 2013. Cambridge University Press to understand how serious the problem is.  Alice Friedemann  www.energyskepticlcom … Continue reading

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The Great Game and future wars over oil: Will China and the U.S. collide?

[ I don’t think we will go to war with China because it would be over before we started it — they’d start a cyberwar and take down our electric grid, and we can’t retaliate because their grid is run … Continue reading

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Some of my favorite passages from H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

When walking the forest you come across all sorts of things you don’t expect. Great tracts of reindeer moss, for example: tiny stars and florets and inklings of an ancient flora growing on exhausted land. Crisp underfoot in summer, the … Continue reading

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Book Review of Kleveman’s 2003 “The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia”

[I posted this book review at yahoo group energyresources back in 2004 when the average American still thought the Iraq war was about weapons of mass destruction. It is still relevant today.  Alice Friedemann  www.energyskeptic.com ] Lutz Kleveman. 2003. “The … Continue reading

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Rise of high-tech civilization helped by moderately cold climate, rainfall all year, navigable water ways

What follows is a review by Rembrandt Koppelaar of Christian Welzel’s 2013 book: “Freedom Rising Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation” on a private forum, followed by some comments of members of this group.  The basic paradigm of the … Continue reading

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Energy used to spray agricultural pesticides

April 14, 2011. Drilling for a solution: finding ways to curtail the crushing effect of high gas prices on small business. U.S. House of Representatives. Small Business Committee Document Number 112–011 Rick Richter, owner of Richter Aviation, an aerial application … Continue reading

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Energy used in Potato Production

April 14, 2011. Drilling for a solution: finding ways to curtail the crushing effect of high gas prices on small business. U.S. House of Representatives. Small Business Committee Document Number 112–011 JIM EHRLICH. I speak on behalf of the 170 … Continue reading

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