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Peak Oil Review - April 4

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Briefs

Stock market confessions, chaos, complexity and the illusion of control

The illusion that we can control the world financial system is just one more illusion we share in an increasingly unstable world. Once that illusion is shattered, we will have to rethink carefully our assumptions about our lives, financial and otherwise.

Peak Oil Review - July 20

A weekly review: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East and North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, Greece, The Briefs.

Peak Oil Notes - July 16

A Mid-Week Update. It has been one of the more event-filled weeks in recent memory, but so far oil prices have changed little with New York futures continuing to trade between $51 and $53 a barrel and London between $57 and $59.

Chinese stocks: When mispricing becomes more important than pricing

What's happening in the Chinese stock market may be the front edge of the often delayed demise of the global credit bubble. Our daily lives have become so dependent on finance that it appears governments will do anything to keep the bubble going. Can they really succeed indefinitely?

Marxism, ecological civilization, and China

China's environmental problems are massive and growing, but the Chinese leadership has made significant steps toward a more sustainable development. This emphasis has emerged out of a broad socialist perspective, influenced by both Marxian analysis and China's own distinct history, culture, and …

Stop using China as an excuse for inaction on climate change

Invoking Yellow Peril tropes over China’s carbon footprint fails to recognise the fact its energy use is tied to our consumption, the country’s coal demand is dropping and Chinese people care more about climate than we do

Chinese energy figures suggest much slower growth than advertised

Energy consumption statistics hint that China may have already begun its decent into slower growth and that that growth will be much slower than almost anyone has forecast.

Energy Crunch: Kicking coal?

This week we saw three important signs of the increasingly moribund state of the fossil fuel industry.

Nuclear war: A forgotten threat to human sustainability

The possibility of a new Cold War between Russia and the United States and its NATO allies brings with it the spectre of nuclear war.