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If Trends Continue…

Richard Heinberg has a nice piece about drawing conclusions from present trends. Among his observations: If current economic trends continue . . . China’s economy will be 8 times as big as it is today by 2040. China’s economy will surpass the size of the present global economy before 2050. The US federal debt will…

If you have followed energy issues from anywhere other than a cave on a mountain peak, you’ve probably heard technoutopians utter some variation on the following sentence two or three hundred times “We walked on the moon – of course we can do whatever it takes to shift from fossil fuels to some other source…

He’s Making Me Look Bad

I was planning to whine a little. You see I got back from Maryland and I was really, really tired. Got up at 4am after a late night to get to the train the first night. Four hours sleep the second night, because I was (you pity me, right?) drinking wine with Dmitry Orlov, Megan…

Now it is no secret that I think that we are facing a major shift in our society, and one that will not be entirely fun, to put it mildly. It should also be no secret that while I love to write jokingly about when zombies come, I don’t actually believe we’re facing an apocalypse…

In Praise of the Astrophysicist

My husband turns 40 this weekend, and we are celebrating. When asked what he wanted to do for his birthday, he said he wanted a party, just like the ones we have for the kids on their birthdays – lots of food, lots of friends, very casual. We’ve managed to collect 40-50 friends and family…

Woohoo…Astrophysicist Scores!

I know, I know, I promised you that Eric and I would start doing joint posts months ago, and we haven’t done a single one. Sorry folks. Besides the fact that it has been a crazy-busy period in our lives, there’s another reason. We didn’t fully grasp the reality of this blogging together project. You…

Meet the Astrophysicist

When I decided to switch over to science blogs, I told Eric that he had to go with me. We’ve talked for years about doing a project together, but have always worried that a book or something would kill our extremely happy marriage, that we’d end up fighting over grammar (he’s much more of a…