The frugal teenager, ready or not
China lung disease 'to kill 83m'
Nonprofits, charities brace for the worst
Rural communities best equipped to cope with climate change: UN report
World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor
Plastics ingredient linked to smaller penises
Water treatment firms help industry close the water loop
Measuring your water footprint
'Car sleepers' the new US homeless
More Americans on food stamps but say it's not enough
Million more suffer fuel poverty
Why are so few peak oil authors women? There’s been much debate about this, and no one has yet arrived at a definitive answer. But whatever the reason, Sharon Astyk has established herself as a true rarity within the peak oil community by virtue of being a woman who has chosen to write about peak oil. The perspective that she offers is thus both uncommon and vital.
An urban legend to comfort America: alternative energy will save us
Peak oil, or just peak oil prices?
Were we wrong to fret about peak oil?
High costs could prompt premature end to oil production
Health care begins to feel impact of oil prices
George Monbiot - fructivist
Beyond carbon: Scientists worry about nitrogen’s effects
Human waste used by 200 million farmers, study says
Drought in Australian Food Bowl Worsens
Although it is not yet palpable or palatable, it is logical and an empirical fact that rising energy prices equally threaten the health sciences. The vast majority of health professionals with whom this author has spoken classify high energy costs as troublesome but temporary, as well as outside the boundary of the health professions. A review of the literature shows virtually no research has been conducted on energy strategy and the health sciences – or the role of petroleum-based products - for three decades.
Gray turns green - Older people stay fit keeping the environment in shape
Natural air conditioning with sandwiches and a shake
Don’t let green roofs be victims of the crunch
Give your home an eco facelift
Like my title? Never let it be said I’m not ambitious.
A student in my class asked me for a list of skills we need to get ready for peak oil, prioritized. I admit, it took me about a day after she asked to stop thinking “Holy Crap, how do I figure that all out!” But it is an interesting question. And while it isn’t all just about food preservation, I thought I’d take a shot at it. I will, of course, be relying on my fearless readership to point out gaps in my thinking.