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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…

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,…

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…

Well, the astrophysicist and I finally managed to write something together. More than a year and a half ago when I moved to Scienceblogs I promised that Eric would be my sometime- collaborator. I promise I did not realize was a total lie. You see, the way we’ve managed over the years to raise four…

One of my many other hats is the one I wear as a member of the ASPO-USA board and editor of the Peak Oil Review Commentary. My favorite kind of commentary is the one that puts together short pieces from a lot of thinkers, all answering the same question – and this must be the…

Anti-Consumerist Gift Files: Donate!

In a perfect world, perhaps we’d all have already made our own homemade gifts for everyone, but most of us aren’t that perfect. Many of us need to acquire some gifts, and the challenge is how to spend our money well, in things that are valuable, lasting and worth having. Over the course of the…