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Gail Tverberg: How this collapse differs from past collapses

Converging Energy Crises – And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past  May 29, 2014 by Gail Tverberg At the Age of Limits Conference, I gave a talk called Converging Crises (PDF), talking about the crises facing us as we reach energy … Continue reading

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Science: The Coming Copper Peak

Science 14 February 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6172 pp. 722-724 by Richard A. Kerr The Coming Copper Peak Production of the vital metal will top out and decline within decades, according to a new model that may hold lessons for … Continue reading

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Science Magazine: Peak Oil Production May Already Be Here (since 2005)

It’s widely known that peak conventional oil arrived in 2005 as the article below states.  The reason oil production has appeared to slightly rise since then is the inclusion of unconventional oil added into the total: natural gas liquids (NGL), … Continue reading

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Survival: Stay out of Institutions

The census bureau definition of Institutional Group Quarters: Facilities for people under formally authorized, supervised care or custody, such as correctional facilities, nursing facilities/skilled nursing facilities, in-patient hospice facilities, mental (psychiatric) hospitals, group homes for juveniles, and residential treatment centers … Continue reading

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Cuba’s agriculture experiments are not working out

8 Dec 2012. Damien Cave. Cuba’s Free-Market Farm Experiment Yields a Meager Crop. Feeding the People in Cuba: Last year, President Raúl Castro legalized small agricultural businesses as part of an effort to revive the economy.  New York Times. President … Continue reading

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How long will concrete last if it isn’t maintained?

As energy grows scarcer and is devoted to growing food and other life-support services, our infrastructure will crumble. Bob Holmes. 12 Oct 2006. Imagine Earth without people. NewScientist.com Lack of maintenance will spell an early demise for buildings, roads, bridges … Continue reading

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Dan Allen: When collapse happens, help it crash faster

What Dan Allen writes below is what many scientists and ecological activists are thinking and saying privately. Read his entire post at resilience.org for context, since this slice of the article seems rather harsh and cruel from this small excerpt. … 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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