Other resource depletion

Deep thought - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Forget Shorter Showers
Peak Jubilee
Consciousness and Complexity

archived July 21, 2009

Water - July 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

California: Despair flows as fields go dry and unemployment rises
Tucson rainwater harvesting law drawing interest
Australian Town Bans Bottled Water

archived July 13, 2009

Investing in durability

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

If you are planning to withdraw, please tell me where you're going, and send directions. If not, it's time to start thinking about how you and your family or tribe will muddle through the years ahead. One word comes to mind: durability. If that wasn't the first word that came to your mind, I'm not surprised.

archived June 30, 2009

Deep thought - June 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why do we rape, kill and sleep around? (environmental psychology under attack)
When does a packed but happy crowd become a dangerous, even lethal one?
Psychological and evolutionary roots of resource overconsumption
Kirkpatrick Sale: Let’s get rid of the economy of growth
Consuming within recharge rates

archived June 27, 2009

Depletion - June 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Multinationals eye up lithium reserves beneath Bolivia's salt flats
Will fertiliser scarcity harm farm economy?
Pressure over land rights to increase, conference told

archived June 19, 2009

Humanity’s Choice: A Series of Exits—Not a Fork in the Road

Chris Clugston, Energy Bulletin

The ecological and economic prognosticators who warn of a potentially unpleasant future for the human enterprise typically portray humanity as being at a fork in the road on our evolutionary journey. They contend that we are at a pivotal decision point at which we must make an “either/or” choice between a positive future outcome and a negative future outcome.

archived June 11, 2009

Coal & minerals depletion

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Imported minerals, metals fuel U.S. shift to homegrown power
Goodbye fossil fuel dependence, hello rare earth dependence!
U.S. foresees a thinner cushion of coal
Have we reached peak coal?

archived June 11, 2009

Food & agriculture - June 5

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Phosphorus Famine: The Threat to Our Food Supply
Revealed: The Bid to Corner World's Bluefin Tuna Market
Bob Shaw: Have you hugged your bag of NPK and S today?
Community Kitchens
Fighting for the right to grow food in L.A.
Frugal foods

archived June 5, 2009

Food & agriculture - May 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

For urban gardeners, lead is a concern
The sewage plant carries the sweet smell of valuable phosphorus
Back to the “old normal” of domesticity
Going up? Farming in high-rises raises hopes
Transitioning our food from fossil fuel based to sun based

archived May 20, 2009

Depletion & peak oil - May 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Book review: On Borrowed Time? Assessing the Threat of Mineral Depletion
Letter in Science on Hubbert linearization
Kjell to speak on peak oil in Sydney
Are we moving towards a new oil crisis?
The slavery of oil

archived May 16, 2009