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

When wood once again becomes our main energy source, how long will it last?

Preface. Since we’re going back to wood as our main energy and infrastructure source after fossil fuels deplete, I thought it would be interesting to try to get an idea of how wood stacks up against other energy resources (below).   … Continue reading

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Billionaire apocalypse bunkers

Preface. There are many reasons why people might want a bunker, but peak oil, peak phosphorous, peak everything really… and limits to growth were not among the reasons given. James Howard Kunstler’s book, “The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of … Continue reading

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

Preface. The article below is based on Hall & Day’s book “America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends”. Related articles: Hess, P. 2016. These will be the best places to live in America in 2100 A.D. … Continue reading

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Book review: the stranger in the woods. The extraordinary story of the last true hermit

Preface.  On March 16, 2020 it was announced that the residents of most San Francisco Bay Area counties were expected to shelter in place for a few weeks to stop the Covid-19 pandemic.   Three weeks?  You can do it, Christopher … 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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