Item of General Interest
I put up a review of Ugo Bardi's new book Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet on Amazon.
I will be speaking at a conference on oil limits at the UNED Center in Barbastro (Huesca, Spain) on October 9-10. My time slot (including Q/A) is 75 minutes. All sessions will be simultaneously translated into English and Spanish.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
This is a guest post by Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden, a Guide to Home Scale Permaculture. It is being republished with the author’s permission. It was previously published on his blog, Pattern Literacy. Jared Diamond calls it “the worst mistake … Continue reading
A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China was added in December 2001. Figure 1 shows world fossil … Continue reading
Most of us have heard that Thomas Malthus made a forecast in 1798 that the world would run short of food. He expected that this would happen because in a world with limited agricultural land, food supply would fail to rise … Continue reading
If an employer wants to maximize profits, it will want to leverage its use of high-priced energy sources. From an employer’s point of view, there are basically three kinds of energy, from most to least expensive: Human energy Petroleum energy Everything … Continue reading