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Saul Griffith, “Climate Change Recalculated”

According to Saul’s calculations, in order to reach a goal of 450 ppm of atmospheric carbon dioxide in time to limit a global rise in temperature to 2 degrees C., we’ll have to reduce the amount of burned fossil fuels to 3 terawatts (of power). That means we’ll need to replace 11.5 terawatts with new […]

Dean Kamen’s Electric/Stirling Hybrid

Dean Kamen, inventor and entrepreneur, has pieced together a hybrid that uses electric battery power for the drive train, and a Stirling engine for heat and defogging. In a pinch, the Stirling engine can also be used to recharge the battery. Read the whole story at UnionLeader.com (See Also: Dean Kamen’s Deka Revolt Electric Car […]

Energy Export Database

very cool online database A databrowser for exploring: Where are oil & gas produced? Where are oil & gas consumed? How has this changed? http://mazamascience.com/OilExport/index.html http://mazamascience.com/OilExport/index.html

Robert Zubrin calls for challenging OPEC looting!

Mind Blowing interview with Robert Zubrin on CoastToCoastAm with George Noorey….really worth buying a copy of the audio! Zubrin points out that the move of Oil prices from $10 to $120 per barrel of oil is 1200% ! , Dudes! This is a Bush/Cheney/Republican TAX HIKE! Duh! This is the third person in the media […]

Peak water developments….Our water footprints; see old Water Shed idea

How much Virtual Water is in your shirt? Virtual Water is a measure of all the water it takes to make the products you use. Waterfootprint.orgcalculates that a new cotton shirt uses 2,700 liters. That’s a tally of the water evaporated in irrigating and growing the cotton, and the water needed to wash away the fertilizers and […]

Intensive crop culture for high population is unsustainable by Peter Salonius

from Culture Change.org Intensive crop culture for high population is unsustainable Written by Peter Salonius Editor’s note: The following essay by soil scientist Peter Salonius is Part One of his two-part series for Culture Change that bursts the delusion of agriculture’s providing for a large human population long-term. If after reading it you have doubt, […]

Haber-Bosch process has often been called the most important invention of the 20th century

this ties in with the earlier post on Peak Phosphorus from Juergen Schmidhuber’s site Since age 15 or so Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber’s main scientific ambition has been to build an optimal scientist, then retire. In 2028 they will force him to retire anyway. By then he shall be able to buy hardware providing more raw […]

time lapse film compresses 35 years of skyscraper construction in Shinjuku district of Tokyo

 http://blog.longnow.org/2007/09/10/35-year-time-lapse-of-tokyo-skyline/ [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/laPU0bS8JOc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Jonathan Ott on Free/Cheap/Peak fossil fuels/minerals update/comments

from Erowid Conference Report: Mind States Costa Rica by Lux, Erowid Staff Writer v1 – Jul 18, 2007 sample from Jon Ott- “The End of the Treasure in the Basement”, by Jonathan Ott Jonathan described himself as “not a prophet”, but someone who has been interested in the question of energy and the petroleum-based political […]

What resources are not Peaking? Now it’s Phosphorus! Way important!

From the Oil Drum site Peak Phosphorus Posted by Prof. Goose on August 17, 2007 – 10:00am Topic: Alternative energy Tags: agriculture, depletion, hubbert linearization, phosphorus, recycling This is a guest post by Patrick Déry and Bart Anderson. Patrick Déry is a physicist, energy, agriculture and environment analyst and consultant in Quebec, Canada. Bart Anderson […]

new twist on Peak Oil effects “…Civilization is being boiled out of existence…” by Hugo Salinas Price

October 7, 2006. The evaporation of civilization Hugo Salinas Price All human societies are being destabilized by the energy that is injected into them. As societies are constituted by human beings, we can clearly observe how the more “developed” a society, the greater the physical and mental activity of its population; the population has no […]

One Cubic Mile of Oil

Very interesting article over on Wired with a diagram that puts our energy consumption in perspective. Wow! Now I understand what Michael is talking about when he says the singularity has already happened and it was cheap oil. And I get a much better idea of the gloom and doom side of oil depletion Robin’s […]

Preparing Math Students for a World of Collapse

I have been a math teacher since 1991 when I taught my first algebra class at Philadelphia Community College. I had just received my Bachelors degree in Physics. Bolstered by my girlfriend Val’s seemingly cushy part-time employment as a math instructor, and the fact that the math department was in quick need of an algebra […]

Critical-Mass

Wow, Just to say that B and I were a part of http://www.santamonicacriticalmass.org/ Friday night. I have to tell you it’s really some of the most FUN I’ve had in a LONG time. I mean, I’ve always loved bicycles and that’s a big part of it, but something about 300 of us cruising through the […]