San Francisco peak oil task force report

San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force, City & County of San Francisco

San Francisco was born at the beginning of the oil age, and the city has flourished during an era in which fossil fuels became the foundation of our economy and society...Task Force Members will present their findings to members of the Board of Supervisors’ Government Oversight and Audit Committee in Room 263 of City Hall at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23. Interested readers in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to join them in room 263, City Hall, at 2:00 P.M.

archived July 21, 2009

Debt, oil and healthcare reform

Dan Bednarz, PhD, Health after Oil

...the ongoing healthcare debate in Washington is anachronistic. A future oriented analysis has to include two driving forces: first, the long-term consequences of the fiscal/economic crisis and, second, the arrival of geological peak oil...

archived July 2, 2009

Deep thought - June 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why do we rape, kill and sleep around? (environmental psychology under attack)
When does a packed but happy crowd become a dangerous, even lethal one?
Psychological and evolutionary roots of resource overconsumption
Kirkpatrick Sale: Let’s get rid of the economy of growth
Consuming within recharge rates

archived June 27, 2009

Greater depressions: social and behavioral trends of economic collapse

Kathy McMahon, Peak Oil Blues

First, I look at similarities in unemployment, eviction and homelessness during the 1930’s and today. But in the second section, I was surprised to learn how similar the psychological, social and emotional impacts are between our Great Depression and theirs.

archived June 27, 2009

The history of Canada's first grain CSA - as told through the voices of its people

Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner (via Global Public Media)

Since March 2008, Deconstructing Dinner has featured The Local Grain Revolution - a series tracking the evolution of Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain.

archived June 23, 2009

Food & agriculture - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Viva la Vegolución! Che Guevara's Granddaughter stars in PETA ad
New allies for food reform (American Medical Association)
1.02 billion people hungry
Detroit: Food fighters (special food issue)
The campesino struggle for sustainable agriculture in Paraguay

archived June 21, 2009

Waste and recycling - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Recyclable picnic for 3,000 - leaves 1 bin of trash
Did sewage sludge lace the White House veggie garden with lead?
'Humanure' victory: green toilet wins Austin city approval

archived June 21, 2009

Food & agriculture - June 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Sharon Astyk: Tour my food storage
Michael Pollan, garden fresh
Greenhorns: Building A movement of young farmers
Gardens are where community problems are solved
Why our food system may suffer the same fate as our financial system
UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

archived June 13, 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

Why national health care is necessary for a viable food system

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

A while back, at a talk I gave, a small scale farmer asked me why my family didn’t farm full time. I observed that one of the reasons we don’t is simply that we have young children and we feel that we have a need for benefits.

archived June 9, 2009