Monthly Archives: November 2010

Population, Food Supplies, and the Big Unasked Question

This is a guest post by Dr. Gary Peters, author of the textbook Population Geography. Speaking in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2010, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf stated, ‚ÄúThe key to long-term food security lies in boosting investment in agriculture, … Continue reading

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Is it possible to raise taxes enough to fix the deficit? What does the oil connection say?

In 2008, I said that an energy shortfall was likely to make it more difficult to pay back debt and to fund government promises, such as Social Security. Now there has been a big step down in US oil consumption: … Continue reading

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Changes Planned to ‘The Oil Drum’

As many readers know, I write for The Oil Drum, a website about Energy and Our Future. The Oil Drum is currently undertaking changes in content and in how the staff are organized. I was not part of the group … Continue reading

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