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PANRC, by the way, is the acronym for “Post-Apocalyptic Novel Reading Club” pronounced by those in the know (ie, the person who just made this up 3 seconds ago) as “Panric” ;-). And while December’s selection (we’ll start on 12/1), Jim Kunstler’s _The Witch of Hebron_ has been out for a bit, Kurt Cobb’s _Prelude_…

Beginnings

The first day of the ASPO conference involved a lot of smaller sessions, most of which I missed because I was speaking or at the press conference and congressional briefing. The congressional briefing was a wild success – absolutely packed. The press conference was smaller (we were competing with the IMF and several other events)…

Crafting A Peak Oil “Narrative”

Can a movement with the truth on its side abandon dry numbers for truthiness? by guest blogger Molly Davis **Hi guys! Sorry, this isn’t much of an intro, but I hope you like the blog!** Today’s ASPO-USA conference in Washington, DC, is by far populated with people who support the idea that oil and gas…

The first two pieces of this series were largely comic pieces. This one is more serious. I have said this before, but I’ll repeat it – I came to science blogs for one reason, and one only – because there was no one else talking about facing up to our material limits on this kind…

The New Essentials?

This list popped up on my screen this morning, and I thought it was an interesting window into a worldview. The article lists ten things that despite the economy, we aren’t cutting back on: Portable computers. The iPad might be the latest must-have gizmo, but the power of computers transcends trendiness. Brianna Karp, for instance,…