Item of General Interest
I added three items to the Presentations/ Podcast page:
1. A link to a write-up and interview on Nov. 12 on NewsMax TV with Ed Berliner regarding the US-China Climate Accord.
2. A video discussion that I participated in on November 9 on Low Oil Prices with Doomstead Diner folks, plus Ugo Bardi, and Steve Ludlum (aka "Steve from Virginia").
3. A PDF version of my presentation at the UNED Conference in Barbastro, Spain on October 10. It was called, "Energy and the Economy: Twelve Basic Principles in a Finite World."
Tag Archives: Former Soviet Union
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Recently, I explained how high oil prices can bring on financial collapse for oil importers. In this post, I’ll discuss the flip side of the situation: how oil exporters reach financial collapse. Unfortunately, we have many examples of countries that … Continue reading
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