Environment & sustainablity

ODAC Newsletter - June 12

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly update from a UK perspective, including Guest Commentary.

archived June 12, 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

Climate - June 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Water stress, ocean levels to unleash 'climate exodus'
Hotter planet means more underweight babies
Large area of Africa vulnerable to climate change
Captured on camera: 50 years of climate change in the Himalayas
China alone could bring world to brink of climate calamity, claims US official

archived June 11, 2009

Oceans, fish and The End of the Line

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Act now or it's jellyfish burgers all round
Film prompts Pret a Manger to change its tuna
Public support creation of marine nature reserve
The End of the Line: The biggest problem you've never heard of
Menaces to oceans: CO2, plastic bags, overfishing
Scientists: global warming has already changed oceans

archived June 11, 2009

A Day in the Life - Part 3

Peak Oil Hausfrau, Blogspot

As our families are rocking away the evening under our kiwi arbor, my friend mentions that her sister is pregnant. After having one baby by C-section, she is worried about having another one at home, without drugs. Pregnancy and birth have changed a lot since the old economy failed and insurance and government stopped paying for epidurals and Cesareans. Of course, without insurance or government support, no one can afford them, and hospitals want payment up front now.

archived June 9, 2009

Economics - June 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Ailing, banks still field strong lobby at Capitol
Herman Daly: From a failed growth economy to a steady-state economy
How Wall Street Fleeced Millions from Wisconsin schools

archived June 6, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - Jun 5

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived June 5, 2009

Cycle Wild wants you to get back to nature... by bike

Daniel Liu, Bike Portland

“A rideshed is basically the distance you can ride on a loaded bike on a summer day. It’s approximately 80-90 miles, but our range is greatly extended by the MAX [light rail in Portland]"

archived June 4, 2009

Earth 2100 - June 4

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Special documentary by ABC - 'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization?
Reviews by peak oilers

archived June 4, 2009

Deep thought - June 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The context of 'low product": how designers can help articulate a new social language
The Oil Drum BookCollage - #1 of 3 (Energy, Ecology, Sustainability, Etc.)
'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization?
Borderline bankruptcy: A Bioregional alternative?

archived June 1, 2009