New interviews, articles, links at our sister site, "How to Boil a Frog. Frogmaster Jon Cooksey is preparing for the release of the eponymous movie How to Boil A Frog.
Perhaps you have heard of the Peak Oil theory? Most people have by now, even the people whose job used to involve denying the possibility that global crude oil production would peak any time soon. Now that everybody seems a bit more comfortable with the idea, perhaps it is time to reexamine it. Is the scenario Peak Oil theoreticians paint indeed realistic, or is it firmly grounded in wishful thinking?
Transition movement vs post-carbonistas
The Transition Initiative: changing the scale of change, from The Orion magazine
Transition Hohenwald: Rural Community Targets Energy Efficiency
A weekly review from a UK perspective.
Which Matters Most? The Size of the Tap or the Tank?
Peak oil: myth or reality?
German-language "Global Oil Briefing No.5" now online
Transitioning to a post-peak oil world
What Can Happen When a Transition Initiative and its Local Government Work Together: the Stroud Story
A Look at Peak Oil Preparation Plans from Around the World
Thinking Local Part I: Bringing the Sheep Back
Recession generation? Young adults brace for simpler lifestyle
A weekly round-up including:
- Prices and production
U.S. Stimulus Puts Bullet Trains on the Fast Track
Don’t Fight The Powerful Trends Now Underway
Pump Prices Driving More to Mass Transit
Three months ago the collective wisdom of investors concluded that the recession was nearly over. This resulted in one of the faster rebounds the stock markets have ever known --- based on the flimsiest of evidence and much wishful thinking.
It's hardly news that economists these days spend more of their time explaining away their mistakes than providing useful guidance to policy makers and the public. Behind the failure of contemporary economics lies a poorly understood reality: the mismatch between today's economic ideas and the laws governing the natural systems that support the human economy.