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Climate Science Communication: Trust begets Trust

Why are we failing at communicating the danger of climate change?

Tiffany's Fallacy: the Mineral Pie is Shrinking, and Most of What's Left is in the Sky

In the debates that deal with energy and fossil fuels, it is rather common to read or hear statements such as “oil will last for 50 years at the current rate of production.”

Peak Oil in a Fact-Free World: the New "Oil Bonanza" in West Texas

So, the USGS comes out with a press release that the media immediately diffuse in terms of a great discovery: 20 billion barrels, somewhere in Texas in a place called "Wolfcamp".

Jay Forrester: the man who saw the future

If you've read "The Limits to Growth" or Isaac Asimov's Foundation" series, you were probably influenced by Jay Forrester, one of the great minds of the 20th century, who died at 98 a few days ago.

Another Failure of Scientific Peer-Review: a Completely Wrong Paper on the Energy Return of Photovoltaic Energy

Theoretically, whatever is published in a scientific journal should go through a rigorous review process that ensures that it is correct and reliable. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

The Sower's Way: the Path for the Future

Our paper on "The Sower's Way" has been published in the IOP Environmental Research Letters journal. It is an attempt to quantify the physical limits of the energy transition from fossils to renewables.

An Asteroid Called "Peak Oil" - the Real Cause of the Growing Social Inequality in the US

So, what was that "something" that changed everything in the early 1970s?

The Earthquake in Italy and the Silliest Comment ever Received about Climate Change

So, why is the debate on climate change so special? In one sense, it is the sheer vastness of the problem.

Five Billion Years of Energy Supply: the "Stereosphere" and the Upcoming Photovoltaic Revolution

Both the biosphere and the stereosphere use solar light as the energy potential necessary to keep the metabolic cycle going and they build-up metabolic structures using nutrients taken from the earth's surface environment.

Depletion is real, Depletion is now, and if a Jellyfish Stings you, you Know Why

The sea has been nearly emptied of fish, and that has generated a booming jellyfish population and of other invertebrates, such as crabs and lobsters whose numbers, once were kept in check by the fish.
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