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Note, I’m horrified to realize I inadvertantly left out the link to Rhagavan’s piece – SO SORRY about that, and please do click through – it is well worth a full read. Barath Rhagavan has a superb article about the conversion of many climate scientists to support of nuclear power and the reasons this is…

One of the hardest things for people to get their heads around is the fact that just because we can do something doesn’t mean we will. For affluent people in the west in an era of rising energy availability, for the most part can and do went together. In an era of declining resource availability…

ASPO-USA Conference LiveBlog!

Well, we’ve finally got a mostly-complete ASPO Conference schedule. The problem is exactly the sort of problem you’d really like to have when running one of these – that there are just too many serious thinkers who need a spot. It is really tough to finalize the conference schedule when every day you are receiving…

I came back to my computer to find that many of my fellow Sciblings have recently taken up issues of resource depletion from various interesting perspectives – doing my work for me, I guess ;-). It isn’t exactly news to most of us that we’ve been using just about every resource on the planet far…

Note: This is another lightly revised version a piece I wrote some years ago at the oldest incarnation of this blog. It answers a question I get a lot – if people have been saying that the oil is going to run out for years, and if 30 years ago people thought we were going…

I shouldn’t complain – the Telegraph’s energy columnist, Rowena Mason is technically affirming that even non-crazy people can believe in peak oil. Her essay, titled “You Don’t Need to be a Mad Max Survivalist to Take Peak Oil Seriously” at least acknowledges the point. Her equation of Mad Max survivalism with “grows root vegetables” is…

Get Thee Over By Me, Satan

Note: This is a lightly revised version of a post from ye olde blogge (actually ye older blogge, the original Casaubon’s Book). At the time I wrote it, I didn’t know about Dan Savage’s brilliantly funny book on the seven deadly sins _Skipping Towards Gomorrah_ and if I had, I probably wouldn’t have written this,…