Other resource depletion
Monbiot: A kneejerk rejection of nuclear power is not an option
Review: Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World
Does America still have a nuclear industry?
Gail Tverberg: How long before uranium shortages?
While Bolivia has the largest deposit of lithium, you don't have to go that far to find, and produce it.
In Bolivia, untapped bounty meets nationalism (lithium)
Peak lithium: will supply fears drive alternative batteries?
Peak pro sports?
Peak middle class
This Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project is the latest film from Colorado-based Tiroir a Films. This sequel to their 2006 offering, Energy Crossroads: The Burning Need to Change Course, looks to dig deeper into how the concurrent processes of resource depletion, climate change, ecosystem destruction and our consumption-oriented economic model are threatening to destroy both our planet and possibly our very civilization. I would say in large part that it succeeds.
Nate Hagens on the financial meltdown and fossil fuels
Peak Oil - Politics, Geopolitics, and Choke Points
Radical Retrenchment -- A reference model
Remember the wall that environmentalists (like the 1972 "Limits to Growth" authors) have long been saying that industrial society would eventually hit? Permit me to make the formal introduction: Industrial society, meet wall; wall, meet industrial society.
As fossil fuels become less available, judicious use of the remaining reserves becomes even more important. We must come to realize that fossil fuels (as well as concentrated sources of minerals) are a gift from the earth and previous to life. To mistakenly call solar or wind energy renewable and include the capturing mechanisms leads to both false hopes and perhaps poor allocation of limited fossil fuels and funds.
Fatih Birol talks the talk on peak oil - In this 40 minute exclusive interview for my film "PetroApocalypse Now?" I interviewed Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of the IEA about reserves, the USGS, technology, demand and recession, solutions and peak oil. (Also, a mini-review of the film)
As peak oil arrives, and many Americans turn to wood fuel for heating and cooking, how can we mitigate the problems of particulate pollution and deforestation? Let's talk about ways to get the appropriate information, skills, and technologies out to the public.