Category Archives: Where to Be or Not to Be

I would guess that as oil declines, remote gas stations will close, forcing many to move to urban areas, which will become megacities. for a while food, shelter, and power can be provided to these dense urban centers, but eventually the electric grid will fail more and more often, forcing people to leave cities for the countryside, where they won’t be welcome

Escape to Mars after we’ve trashed the Earth?

The idea that we can go to Mars is touted by NASA, Elon Musk, and so many others that this dream seems just around the corner.  If we destroy our planet with climate change, pollution, and so on, no problem, … Continue reading

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Part 4 Raven Rock. The government abandons plans to aid the public, only the government to survive

Preface. This is the fourth  part of my book review of: Graff, G.M. 2018. Raven Rock. The Story of the U.S. Governments Secret Plan to Save Itself–While the Rest of Us Die. Simon and Schuster.  Clearly if the U.S. government … Continue reading

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Part 3 Raven Rock. The government’s plans for after a nuclear holocaust

This is the third part of my book review of: Graff, G.M. 2018. Raven Rock. The Story of the U.S. Governments Secret Plan to Save Itself–While the Rest of Us Die. Simon and Schuster. This book stresses that a full … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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How to survive a nuclear winter

[ Clearly you’d want to move to Australia or New Zealand or stockpile 5 years of food.  Related posts: Nuclear winter: World-wide ozone loss from small nuclear war = 1 billion + deaths The EMP Commission estimates a nationwide blackout … Continue reading

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Water-borne diseases will increase as energy declines

[ Drinking water and sewage treatment plants are the main reason lifespans nearly doubled. Not medicine. Read Laurie Garrett’s  “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health” for details.  As energy declines, the ability of towns and cities to … Continue reading

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Scientists on where to be in the 21st century based on sustainability

[Note: Hall & Day recently published a book based on the ideas below. America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends (book review). The magazine Popular Science also took a stab at the best places to be … Continue reading

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

[ A great post by Dmitry Orlov 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 will be the case in … Continue reading

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