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Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?  

Whatever happened to “peak oil” – the assertion that the rate at which oil is extracted from the Earth is nearing a maximum or peak level?

Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

Underlying so much of the economic and ecological turmoil unfolding before us is a slow collision between the operating practices of the resource-wasting, vertically-managed 20th century and the much more crowded, polluted, and dangerous ecological and economic conditions of the 21st century.

The King is Dead!

On August 5th, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey banded together with 15 other state attorneys general to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend the implementation of new rules devised by the Obama administration to slow the pace of climate change.

The Earth's Battery Is Running Low

We've drained our planet's stored energy, scientists say, with no rechargeable plug in sight.

Turning 21 in the Anthropocene   

An invitation for young people to participate in their future.

Peak Oil in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance

Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn't dead.

The Great Oil Game: Resource Crisis in Russia?

Complex structures, such as states and empires, are always prone to collapse and they usually give little or no previous warnings.

Climate change: can the Seneca effect save us?

A Seneca shaped production curve would considerably reduce the amount of fossil carbon that can be burned in the future.

How do Empires hunt bears? The control of natural resources from ancient Rome to our times

You probably know the joke that starts with the question "how do economists hunt bears?"

How Technological Progress can Generate a Faster Collapse

The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good example of the abrupt collapse in the production of resources - even resources which are theoretically renewable.

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