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Howling at the USGS’s Wolfcamp Announcement

The recent USGS announcement about the Wolfcamp play may inspire another round of company presentations to investors, and perhaps even a spurt of new drilling, but it probably won’t much change the overall picture.

Trump's Coal Delusions

First, does our nation really have 1,000 years’ worth of coal? No official agency thinks so.

My thoughts following the election

America has plunged into the unknown. What’s important now is to size up the situation and decide how to move on. The most promising responses to our twenty-first century crises are showing up at the community level.

An order of chaos, please

Americans of all political persuasions just can’t wait for the nightmare of the current presidential election to end. It’s too ugly and demeaning. Wake us when it’s over! Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

The Case of the Vanishing Oil Reserves

Where are Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade when we need them? A crime is in progress, and only a detective who’s unafraid of stepping on powerful people’s toes is likely to get to the bottom of it.

Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom

As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrow bring?”

The Challenges & Opportunities in the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

Post Carbon Institute Fellows Richard Heinberg and David Fridley gave a joint presentation to the Security & Sustainability Forum—to share the key findings and takeaways that emerged from the analysis they conducted to co-author Our Renewable Future.

Is the Oil Industry Dying?

The ‘peak oil’ controversy is staging a come-back as the industry confronts higher costs—and low prices

"You Can't Handle the Truth!"

At this point most people appear to know that something is terribly, terribly wrong in the United States of America.

What We as a People Can Do

Clearly, individuals, households, communities, and nongovernmental organizations cannot merely stand by and hope that political leaders somehow find the wherewithal at the last moment (if it is not already too late) to halt our descent into climate chaos.
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