In this piece I analyze critiques of smaller scale and alternative production strategies from several angles. In the second I will discuss problems inherent in the argument that small scale can feed the U.S. population and consider a middle path of scale and production diversity.
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I know that it is getting harder all the time to believe that there really is a “peak oil crisis” lurking out there waiting to engulf our civilization and create all sorts of havoc. Nearly every day now oil and gasoline prices are falling.
The political transformations that have occupied the last four posts in this sequence can also be traced in detail in the economic sphere.
A weekly update of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs
Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.
...this spring the Garden Tower Project, offering a vertical garden design with worm composting right in the tower, is my best friend.
A mid-week update. Oil prices in London have risen this week on concerns that the Ukrainian situation will lead to sanctions and reduced oil and gas flows into Europe.
Unnoticed by the mainstream media, US shale oil covers up a recent decline of crude oil production of 1.5 mb/d in the rest of world (using data up to Oct 2013).
Most of what’s kept people in today’s industrial world from coming to grips with the shape and scale of our predicament is precisely the inability to imagine a future that’s actually different from the present.
A mid-week update. After falling steadily since the middle of September, New York oil futures rebounded this week by some $5 a barrel to close at $97.14 on Wednesday.