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How To Boil a Frog!

I give a lot of credit to people who try and make peak oil and climate movies – trying to overcome the natural impulse of most people to say “Let’s not go see that movie about how we’re all doomed, instead, let’s go see The Expendables” is one of those tilting at windmill things I…

Could Rationing Be Made Palatable?

The realities of climate change and energy depletion mean that at some point, we will encounter situations where there is not enough of an energy resource or one of the things it enables – whether food or transport or whatever, to go around. In fact, eventually we will enounter many of these shortages. Whether they…

How We Learn What Matters

When Aaron Newton and I conceived _A Nation of Farmers_ we began each chapter with a framing image from World War political posters about food, energy and gardening. We wanted to bring home the point I make in writing in _Depletion and Abundance_ – that at critical moments in our history, including times of war…