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Ugo Bardi: Quite likely we’ll have a fast collapse, a “Seneca Cliff”

Excerpts from: Ugo Bardi. August 28, 2011. The Seneca effect: why decline is faster than growth. Ugo Bardi. July 15, 2013.The punctuated collapse of the Roman Empire. Could it be that the Seneca cliff is what we are facing, right … Continue reading

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A Century from Now Concrete Will be Nothing But Rubble

Photo: road abandoned since 1984 in the Florida Keys Concrete is an essential part of our infrastructure. And it’s all falling apart, as Robert Courland’s 2011 book Concrete Planet makes clear. The Romans built concrete structures that lasted over 2 … Continue reading

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Birth Control Impossible due to Religion, they prefer you die of starvation, disease, and war

What a horror: so-called “Pro-Life” religions force their nasty beliefs on a woman’s right to control her own destiny and a civilizations ability to decently house and feed citizens, dooming societies of the future crazed from hunger and disease brought … Continue reading

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Even Pencils will be hard to make

Most of us are unaware of how complex our society is, how things are made, how food is grown, how stuff is delivered, and the people, energy, transportation, and kinds and sources of materials in every day objects.  This essay, … Continue reading

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David Korowicz : Tipping Point Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production

David Korowicz. 15 Mar 2010. Tipping Point Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production.  Feasta & The Risk/Resilience Network. A decline in energy flows will reduce global economic production; reduced global production will undermine our ability to … Continue reading

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Tariel Mórrígan: Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Collapse of Global Civilization.

Morrigan, Tariel. Oct 2010. Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Collapse of Global Civilization.  The current peak oil Crisis. University of California, Santa Barbara. Peak oil is happening now.  The era of cheap and abundant oil is over. • Global … Continue reading

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Corporate Welfare

Big business sets the agenda for what legislation our elected officials spend their time on at the national, state, and local levels, and even write the legislation and pass it on via lobbyists. What ever your issue is, you can … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Pulse EMP from solar flares or high-altitude nuclear weapon explosion

An exploding high-altitude (25 to 250 miles) nuclear weapon can generate an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) that can zap electronic systems over a wide area — several could potentially take out electronic systems across the country. Periodically there are also solar … Continue reading

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Optimism versus Ignorance

When it comes to scientific topics like peak oil and climate change, are people’s opinions based on optimism, or ignorance?  Does optimism prevent people from even obtaining the information that would make them less optimistic?  Consider what it took for … Continue reading

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Ocean BioInvasion

 7 Sep 2011. Giant Crabs invade Antarctica. New Scientist (original source Proceedings of the Royal Society) More than a million large 3-foot wide crabs have invaded deep Antarctic waters after the water warmed up enough for them to survive.  They’ve … Continue reading

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