Deep thought - May 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Alex Steffen: The real green heretics
Stratfor: Geopolitics of $130 oil
The final act of the Age of Oil has begun
The Carbon Age: the history of carbon

archived May 29, 2008

Why decline matters

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

If the end of industrial society proves to be a slow decline rather than a sudden catastrophe, we stand to lose more of today's cultural heritage and knowledge base, not less. What can be done in the face of so challenging a future?

archived May 28, 2008

Tilting at windmills and energy literacy

Dave Cohen, ASPO-USA / Energy Bulletin

We are now being bombarded with ludicrous suggestions about how to get out of a crisis brought about by a gradual peak & decline of world oil production, a trend which has been evident for three long years now.

archived May 28, 2008

Gas prices got you down? Conference explains it all

Cami Reister, Grand Rapids Press

If your jaw still is on the ground after paying $4.19 for a gallon of gas, an upcoming conference in Michigan is calling your name.

archived May 24, 2008

Peak oil primers

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Gail Tverberg: Peak oil overview
Nate Hagens: Peak oil - whom to believe?
Sharon Astyk: Peak energy overview
Energy Bulletin: Peak oil primer

archived May 22, 2008

Cultural Conservers

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

Among the most challenging dimensions of the crisis of industrial civilization is the task of preserving its immense cultural heritage into a future where today's technologies of communication and information storage will likely no longer be available. The emergence of cultural conservers -- individuals who make the preservation of some part of our cultural heritage a personal mission -- offers one option for dealing with this challenge.

archived May 21, 2008

Gasoline, oil prices focus of Michigan sustainability conference

Release, Energy Bulletin / Local Future

"A good place to learn about peak oil, energy conservation, energy efficiency, global warming—get it all in one spot.” (U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers) The conference is scheduled for Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

archived May 20, 2008

The same new ideas

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

A crucial role in shaping the future will be played by cultural conservers – individuals who choose to take on the task of learning and preserving some part of the cultural legacy of the past, and passing it on to the future.

archived May 18, 2008

The post-oil novel: a celebration!

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA)

The post-oil novel began as a little-known aberration within the speculative fiction genre. But it’s now hitting bestseller lists, generating comment in major papers, and garnering increasing acceptance from the mainstream of speculative fiction. Frank Kaminski takes a spirited, authoritative look at this blossoming subgenre

archived May 12, 2008

Preparing for which future?

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

As the age of cheap abundant energy comes to its end, making meaningful plans for the future depends on a vision of the future we can expect. Many of the supposed answers to the challenge of peak oil, however, have been proposed in response to many other crises, real and imaginary. How much of our thinking about the future is defined by the attempt to find plausible problems for culturally favored solutions to solve?

archived May 7, 2008