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The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet

Foreward from Notes to Nowhere

The illusion that progress will solve the problems of the future is presented to obscure the ancient truth that future-problems are created by the present.

Former oil man calls for renewable "Renaissance" to ward off shale dystopia

Despite its serious tone, The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance, published by the reputable academic publisher Routledge, makes a compelling and ultimately hopeful case for the prospects of transitioning to a clean energy system in tandem with a new form of …

Power is nothing without control: how to lose an empire

Power is nothing without control. And, usually, control seems to run out before power.

Gold and the beast: a brief history of the Roman conquest of Dacia

The beast of prey that, today, we call "Globalization" is facing the same problem that the old Roman Empire was facing in its times...

Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies'

Industry expert warns of grim future of 'recession' driven 'resource wars' at University College London lecture.

How I Became an Ex-Liberal

The issue of our collective state of denial had been bothering me for a year or two by the time Michael Moore showed up in Madison.

Unsustainability Now!

What will happen when an unsustainable system attempts to keep running as if the resources necessary for its continuation still existed?

What’s the Connection Between Foster Care and the Ecological Stuff?

The fact that we can’t make professional institutions that duplicate the functions of family suggest that there is something about families that cannot be marketed, sold, professionalized or made into cookie cutter product...

At the edge of time

An interpretation of the recent crisis as due to mineral scarcity.

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