Category Archives: What to do

Richard Heinberg: Systemic change driven by moral awakening is our only hope

[ Although this was written over a year ago on August 14, 2017 by Richard Heinberg on Ecowatch, it’s as true today as it was then, and worth republishing since people forget what they’ve read in the past Alice Friedemann   … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Critical Thinking, Overpopulation, Overshoot, Population, Richard Heinberg | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Steve St. Angelo: The global oil & gas industry is cannibalizing itself to stay alive

[ I heard Steve recently on a Peak prosperity podcast here.  I like St. Angelo because he is one of very few financial advisors who understand the role energy plays in the economy.  Though I don’t think that gold and … Continue reading

Posted in Debt, Economic, Investing advice, Natural Gas, Oil | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

The growth of incarceration in the U.S. Causes and consequences. National Research Council 2014

Preface. This National Research Council 465-page report may be the most comprehensive study of the U.S. prison system there is.  It will make you cry. I’ve excerpted about one-sixth of it below.  It is shocking that the “U.S. penal population … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Drug wars and the prison system, Politics, Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The growth of incarceration in the U.S. Causes and consequences. National Research Council 2014

How horses changed native cultures after 1492

[ This is a very brief overview of Peter Mitchel’s “Horse Nations”.  As oil and other fossils decline, will we will almost certainly return to using more horse “muscle power” as we did in the past. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture, Muscle Power | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

We Must Preserve The Earth’s Dwindling Resources For My 5 Children

Brenda Milford. June 28, 2006. We Must Preserve The Earth’s Dwindling Resources For My 5 Children. The Onion. Vol 44 Issue 27 “As we move into the 21st century, it is our responsibility to think of the future of the … Continue reading

Posted in Population | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Promoting abstinence and fidelity does nothing to reduce teen pregnancies or HIV

Preface. One of the goals of Christian evangelists and fundamentalists is to get enough Supreme Court justices who will stop sex education and ban contraceptives. Bad timing, free birth control and abortion are desperately needed to get the human population down … Continue reading

Posted in Population | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Promoting abstinence and fidelity does nothing to reduce teen pregnancies or HIV

The mega rich are escaping to New Zealand

[ Ummm, it’s obvious that China and other overpopulated Asian nations will invade New Zealand (and Australia) eventually.  And also in hard times, non-natives are among the first to go… Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy … Continue reading

Posted in Where are the rich going | 7 Comments

Bill Bonner escapes to Argentina

[ The Dailyreckoning warned about the dot.com crash before 2000, and the coming housing bubble very early on (it is absurd that the media often says the housing bubble was unpredictable), the rank corruption of wall street and banks, detested … Continue reading

Posted in Where are the rich going | Tagged , | 5 Comments

George W. Bush home in Crawford Texas

Rose Marie Berger. The Texas Two-Step. George W. and Laura Bush’s new Crawford, Texas home boasts a stunning array of eco-friendly features—perhaps not what you’d expect from one of the least environmentally friendly administrations since…um, creation. http://www.sojo.net/magazine/index.cfm/action/sojourners/issue/soj0107/article/010722.html The Bush ranch … Continue reading

Posted in Where are the rich going | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Rob Mielcarski: You know you are in trouble when…

[ This is from the outstanding blog by Rob Mielcarski (un-denial.com) which you can see here.  I cant think of anything he’s left out… Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, … Continue reading

Posted in Conserve Energy, Critical Thinking, Population, What to do | Tagged , | 11 Comments