Category Archives: What to do

Why did everyone stop talking about Population & Immigration?

[ I tried to summarize the 20 top reasons why population growth was abandoned by environmental groups and received little coverage in the news media the past 40 years.  I highly recommend reading Beck and Kolankiewicz (2000) “The Environmental Movement’s … Continue reading

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House Representative Stewart Udall (Arizona) 2005 Time to discard 50 years of energy myths

Stewart Udall and Matthew R. Simmons. Nov 20, 2005. Time to discard fifty years of energy myths. Arizona Daily Star. Stewart Udall was elected to Congress more than 50 years ago, and served as secretary of the Interior during a … Continue reading

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Review of Schneider-Mayerson “Peak Oil Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture”

I just finished a great book about life in Russia called “Nothing is true and everything is possible, the surreal heart of the new Russia” by Peter Pomerantsev. He reveals how Soviet propaganda is propagated through TV shows whose goal … Continue reading

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Reduce vehicle fuel consumption to increase energy security

[This is a really interesting House session that discusses U.S. energy policy, the need for consumers to be educated about why they should buy more fuel efficient cars, and push-back from the auto industry (see the full 140 pages for … Continue reading

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David L. Greene, ORNL: Raise cafe standards and gas tax

Excerpt from: U.S. House. February 9, 2005. Improving the nation’s energy security: can cars and trucks be made more fuel efficient? Committee on science, House of Representatives, Serial No. 109-3. 140 pages. DAVID L. GREENE, OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, CENTER … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov: How Russians survived the collapse of the Soviet Union

This is one of the best articles I’ve read about what collapse may be like, the best strategies to survive, and why the Russian way of life and culture prepared them far better for hard times than America.  Related posts … Continue reading

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Weatherizing homes costs twice as much as the benefits

Summary: In a randomized controlled trial of over 30,000 households in Michigan, where 6% of them received energy efficiency improvements, the cost of efficiency upgrades were about double the energy savings, with a negative -9.5% rate of return of annually. … Continue reading

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Book list: What to do

I’m not sure that collapse can be coped with, but if it can, it’s at a local level cooperating and sharing with people nearby, because few have all the skills necessary to survival on their own year after year.  Given … Continue reading

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Agriculture. Climate change impacts in the United States.

Notes from 25 page: Hatfield, J., et. al. 2014: Ch. 6: Agriculture. Climate Change Impacts in the United States. The Third National Climate Assessment. 150-174. Note the main calorie growing regions of the United States (not shown: hogs, cattle, milk … Continue reading

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Stop wasting food

[Clearly at the point when food rationing begins due to limited amounts of transportation oil, not wasting food will be important, and composting can expected to be the main way of disposal since garbage trucks will run less frequently. Below … Continue reading

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