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Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization

How long can the trend toward urbanization continue in the face of this century’s energy and climate constraints?

M. King Hubbert: The Limits To Oil

Chris talks with Mason Inman about his new book The Oracle Of Oil, the first in-depth biography of M. King Hubbert, to learn more about the genesis of the Peak Oil theory.

We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can   

A truly green transportation system probably wouldn't rely on electric cars that much because it wouldn't be relying on cars that much.

What Geological, Economic, or Policy Forces Might Limit Fossil Fuel Production?

Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does It Mean for Climate Change?

Renewable Energy Will Not Support Economic Growth

Can we transition to these renewable energy sources and continue using energy the way we do today?

Our Renewable Future   

How we use energy is as important as how we get it.

The End of Global Development as we Know it

Development professionals do their work under the assumption that the developing world will some day look a lot like the developed world.

Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It   

In this talk, Nate Hagens synthesizes the current landscape of global energy, environment and financial risks while offering suggestions on what to do as a hominid living on a full planet.

Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions

In a New York Times op-ed published September 18 titled “Errors and Emissions,” economist-columnist Paul Krugman took a swipe at my organization, Post Carbon Institute, lumping us together with the Koch brothers as purveyors of “climate despair.” But not only does …

The Ukraine conflict, peak cheap gas and the MH17 tragedy

The number of countries with fossil fuel conflicts and wars is increasing. Libya, Sudan, Egypt (Sinai), Yemen, Syria, Iraq and now Ukraine. The result is that many innocent people die and that actual oil/gas production drops.

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