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The Oil 'Revolution' Story Is Dead Wrong  

You are about to hear one of the most important and most lucid deconstructions of the false promise of American energy independence.

The end of airlines predicted by no other than former Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon in July 2008

Tony Abbott says it's the carbon tax that's hitting Qantas. This article tells it differently.

End of the Road: How Australia's auto industry ignored peak oil

This post will show how ignoring early peak oil warnings by Irish oil geologist Colin Campbell led to mis-investments in the Australian car industry.

Blessed are the PVC makers

Any sense of "we're all in this together" appears to evaporate when it comes to those industries that use the most amount of energy. If a recent lead editorial in The Times is anything to go by, there's a sense that they are somehow above all that.

Climate, politics & money - headlines

•Voters think Republican climate dissenters 'crazy', bipartisan poll finds •A Republican Secretary of State Urges Action on Climate Change• US investors show climate clout •Can you be sceptical about GM but believe in climate change? •You're Getting Warmer: Another Wall …

Environmental Debt  

By focusing on developing the economy for decades, politicians and business leaders have done little to account for the environmental costs of growing industry. Now, economies worldwide are struggling to cover the increasing expenses of pollution and health care – But who is going to pay?

World car production grows 3 times faster than global oil supplies

In the last 10 years the world’s annual car production went up from 41 million to 63 million cars in 2012, or 52%... in the same period, global liquid supplies went up only 16%, an obvious mismatch.

Climate: action, impact, and geoengineering - May 24

•China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016 •Warming to hit half of plants, a third of animals •Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature? •Climate Denial's Death Knell: 97 Percent of Peer-Reviewed Science Confirms Manmade Global Warming, Consensus …

'Follow the Money': How Rainforest Action Network Is Beating the Corporate Giants

We’ve arrived at a dangerous milestone. For the first time in human history, as Amy Goodman reported this week, "the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 400 parts per million."

5 Reasons Why Oil Companies Get Away With Overblown Field Estimates

We’ve all seen the big headlines over the few past few years proclaiming various new oil fields. These stories often go on to claim how the Age of Oilquarius is now upon us and we will swim and bath in seas of energy until the sun explodes and the universe ends.