California - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

California in 'fiscal emergency'
California's IOU to the world
Californians are sinking themselves

archived July 6, 2009

A brief ecological manifesto

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

For a European website I attempted to write a concise, blunt assessment of our ecological predicament in hopes that perhaps at least one person of influence might read and understand what I believe we face: "We are in overshoot. Failure to recognize this fact and act on it will ultimately condemn humans worldwide to nature's cure for this condition: collapse."

archived July 5, 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 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Collapse Dynamics: Phase transitions in complex social systems
How will knowledge of collapse impact collapse?
Again social evils haunt Britain. Do we still have the spirit to thwart them?
Machiavelli's insight

archived June 21, 2009

Maintaining Our Prosperity

Lionel Orford, Lionel Orford

Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.

archived June 15, 2009

Deep thought - June 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Jason Bradford: A Message to the Nearly Converted
Profiting from Scarcity
A Review of Neil Jackson’s Photo Essay "Conflict"

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

The fifth problem: peak capital

Ugo Bardi, The Oil Drum: Europe

Much of what we are seeing now may be a symptom of peak capital approaching: airports, roads, bridges, dikes, dams, and about everything that goes under the name of "infrastructure" are decaying everywhere in the world. The whole economic system is becoming unable to maintain the level of complexity it had reached just a few decades ago.

archived June 2, 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

The sinking Titanic: interview with Michael C. Ruppert

Lars Schall, Energy Bulletin

Interview with investigative journalist and author Michael C. Ruppert about his new book A Presidential Energy Policy.

archived May 22, 2009