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Why Science won't save us

Damien Perrotin, The View from Brittany

Last week one of the three main French trotskist group – Worker's Struggle – published an editorial denouncing "degrowth" as "reactionary". I am no fan of French style degrowth. Most of the time, it is hardly more than a revolutionary mythology repackaged as ecology and in my humble opinion, anybody telling that the best way to solve today's society's problems is to destroy it entirely is better off the farthest away possible from any real power. Yet the red hard-liners' reaction is interesting because it highlights one of the industrial world's most pervasive delusion : the faith in science as an all-powerful mean to manipulate reality.

archived July 19, 2009
	

Peak oil & prices & supplies - July 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bakken Oil; bonanza or hype?
The End of the Age of Oil: Will It Be a Soft or Hard Landing?
Will Iraq Be a Global Gas Pump?: The (Re)Making of a Petro-State

archived July 17, 2009
	

ODAC Newsletter - July 17

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective

archived July 17, 2009
	

China, the US and the dollar - July 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How long will China finance America?
Geithner-Dollar to remain world's key reserve currency
Yuan small step
History suggests it could be decades before the dollar is dislodged

archived July 17, 2009
	

Peak oil notes - July 16

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly round-up including:
- Prices and production
- The Nabucco pipeline

archived July 16, 2009
	

Transport - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

England's pork barrel politics is paying for airlines to burn the planet
Groups plan pedal power for the homeless
Ontario looks to jolt electric car market
On the Streets of China, Electric Bikes Are Swarming
Get wired (again): Trolleybuses and Trolleytrucks

archived July 16, 2009
	

Reflections on the G8 summit - July 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Alternative G8 Summit: Final Summary Statement
The G-8 Is Dead
G8 summit features evolution of global governance

archived July 15, 2009
	

Nations & resources - July 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Obama remains diplomatic on oil and guns
European countries sign up for Nabucco deal to break Russia’s gas monopoly
Australian oil warning

archived July 15, 2009
	

Climate & environment - July 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The planet's future: Climate change 'will cause civilisation to collapse'
Scientists warn carbon dioxide may soon make coral reefs extinct
UK-French Summit: Declaration on international climate negotiations

archived July 13, 2009
	

Peak oil news - July 13

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly review:
- Demand, production and prices
- Washington
- Briefs

archived July 13, 2009