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Nature : Hydrocarbons and the evolution of human culture

Hydrocarbons and the evolution of human culture Charles Hall et al. 20 NOVEMBER 2003     NATURE. VOL 426 Most of the progress in human culture has required the exploitation of energy resources. About 100 years ago, the major source of energy … Continue reading

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Why do political and economic leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change?

Since there’s nothing that can be done about climate change, because there’s no scalable alternative to fossil fuels, I’ve always wondered why politicians and other leaders, who clearly know better, feel compelled to deny it.  I think it’s for exactly … Continue reading

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World oil supply debate between former Shell Oil president and Professor Patzek

This is a paraphrase of some of what was said.  Basically Hofmeister is drill baby drill, Patzek advises taking action in your own life to live more simply, because that’s how it will be in the future regardless — investing … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg vs Tom Athanasiou: Peak Oil or Climate Emergency?

Debate Dec 15, 2011 between Richard Heinberg (Post Carbon Institute) and Tom Athanasiou (Earth Island Institute) at the David Brower Center.  Peak Oil or Climate Emergency? We know we’re in Big Trouble. But What Kind Exactly? Climate change books and articles … Continue reading

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Telling others about peak oil 2000-2005 from energyresources and runningonempty

TELLING OTHERS: EnergyResources and RunningOnEmpty comments about their experiences trying to get the word out on “Peak Oil”  from March 1, 2000 to August 2005.  July 2013: I just read a fantastic article about what it’s like to be aware … Continue reading

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