Category Archives: By People

Ashvin Pandurangi on social disorder and the military

The Debt-Dollar Discipline: Part III – Future Reorganization Dec 13, 2010. Ashvin Pandurangi [giant snips and rearrangement of material] Machines of societal oppression, whether they are equipment or computerized devices, cannot continue to function at their current rates of activity … 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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Ugo Bardi: Quite likely we’ll have a fast collapse, a “Seneca Cliff”

Excerpts from: Ugo Bardi. August 28, 2011. The Seneca effect: why decline is faster than growth. Ugo Bardi. July 15, 2013.The punctuated collapse of the Roman Empire. Could it be that the Seneca cliff is what we are facing, right … Continue reading

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Paul Chefurka: A really nasty oscillating decline, wirth steep falls & desperate partial recoveries

“Approaching the Limits to Growth” is the name of my site, given before I was convinced we were already at the limits. I now recognize that we are past them, and that there was really no way to avoid ending … Continue reading

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Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face & Pumalin NP in Chile

Article 1  Jimmy Langman. Spring 2012. Conversation: Doug Tompkins. Earth Island Journal. I see Chile as overdeveloped. We have gone way past the carrying capacity of Earth to sustain all these people, activities, and consumption. Using all government measurements, nobody … Continue reading

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Jamey Hecht

July 7, 2013. Jamey Hecht. Collapse Awareness and the Tragic Consciousness. Infinite growth on a finite planet is suicide. Industrialization is destroying the world. Resource depletion, pollution, and climate change will make industrial civilization impossible much sooner than is generally … Continue reading

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Summary of Hirsch & Bezdek 2005 DOE Peak Oil study

A summary of:  Hirsch, R. L., et al. February 2005. Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, mitigation, & risk management. Department of Energy. The peaking of world oil production presents the U.S. and the world with an unprecedented risk management … Continue reading

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Hirsch predicts Oil Shocks by 2017, panic, and stock market crash

I believe oil shocks could lead to a FAST CRASH Robert L. Hirsch was the author of the first US government report on peak oil in 2005, which recommended taking action to mitigate Peak Oil at least 20 years before … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg (Gail the Actuary)

Gail the Actuary at ourfiniteworld.com and theoildrum.com writes outstanding columns on peak oil and finance. There are so many graphs that I’m not going to summarize all of this article, you need to read it!  Most people assume that lower … Continue reading

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Nicole Foss Podcasts and Miscellaneous

Nicole Foss, at theautomaticearth.com, writes about the intersection of Peak Oil and the economic system. Podcasts Nicole Foss – How I Prepared My Home for Peak Oil Harvard recently wrote a study that got a lot of coverage and convinced … Continue reading

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