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Want the Story on Shale Gas?

Check out ASPO-USA’s first webinar, with Art Berman. Note that full membership will get you the whole webinar series. It is coming up on Thursday, so don’t delay! Sharon

Megan Quinn Bachman has a fabulous piece on the problem of net energy ignorance. Megan followed a group of ASPO attendees who visited congressional offices to talk about peak oil, and found pretty much what you’d expect – but what you’d expect has serious consequences: During our congressional briefings, it felt like we were the…

Robert Rapier was one of the great pleasures of ASPO-USA’s recent conference – his presentation was one of the best and as a long-time admirer of his work, it was a pleasure to finally meet him personally. I also like his current piece on the most common misconceptions about peak oil. Like him, I don’t…

Back, Catching Up

Someone once observed that attending an ASPO-USA conference is like trying to drink from a firehose – there’s just so much information, so many amazing people, so many sessions, so much to do that it can be overwhelming as well as stimulating, engaging and delightful. Helping to RUN an ASPO-USA conference is a little like…

At ASPO!

Between now and 4:30 Tuesday morning, I have to get 1 extraordinarily cute lion, three vikings and a clown ready for Halloween (the Vikings are going to pillage a neighboring town with two of their best friends, the other two are just trick or treating), do a few dozen errands, shovel out the snow, vaccinate…

Fortunately, ASPO-USA is on the Case!

From The Onion: Admitting they had “absolutely no idea what the fuck [they were] doing,” millions of Americans immediately ceased trying to manage the country’s large-scale, ongoing disasters and pleaded with U.S. scientists, economists, educators, philosophers, and inventors to intervene and make things better again. “You are good at doing things, and we are bad,…

Sundry

Lots of stuff to update you all on. First, the family expansion project – still nothing new. After three months of waiting, we’ve decided to expand our looking in a few different ways – our county just doesn’t have a placement, and after all the work of getting ready, we’re anxious to get one. Meanwhile,…

1. To hang out with me, of course ;-). 2. To make your voice heard in Washington about this issue – because we don’t have much time to begin to act, and every person here who says ‘I care deeply about this’ helps reinforce our message of the centrality of this issue. 3, To hear…

Daniel Yergin in the Wall Street Journal: Since the beginning of the 21st century, a fear has come to pervade the prospects for oil, fueling anxieties about the stability of global energy supplies. It has been stoked by rising prices and growing demand, especially as the people of China and other emerging economies have taken…

ASPO-USA Conference Coming Up!

The only travel I’m doing this fall is for the November 2-5 ASPO-USA conference. Among the speakers will be: Me Wes Jackson Dmitry Orlov Richard Heinberg Jeffrey Brown John Michael Greer Jeff Rubin Aaron Newton Bob Hirsch Chris Martenson Michael Klare William Catton Charley Maxwell Lester Brown Naomi Davis Jean Laherre And a whole lot…