Carbon capture plant

Why net zero carbon capture contraptions are absurd

These reports show that the two most popular carbon dioxide removal methods likely to be funded, with taxpayer money, generate more CO2 than they capture.

October 28, 2021

oil refinery

Life After Fossil Fuels: A Reality Check on Alternative Energy

This book makes the case that the deadliest crisis facing our civilization is energy decline. Peak oil production may have already occurred.

June 8, 2021

oil well

Will Covid-19 Delay Peak Oil?

With global demand having fallen by about 29 million barrels per day from a year ago, it seems like this pandemic might delay peak oil production while the pandemic and consequent depression lasts, since so much less oil is being consumed.

May 29, 2020

What Can California Do about Sea Level Rise?

Nearly all, if not all, possible solutions to rising sea levels along all the coasts in the world are listed below, along with their challenges. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Rockefeller foundation will award $4.6 million dollars to the ten best ideas for how the Bay Area could adapt to sea level rise in May. I am eager to see their solutions given the challenges below, and whether they come up with alternatives.

February 28, 2018

Chemical Industrial Agriculture is Unsustainable. Here’s why

Even without pesticides, industrial agriculture is doomed to fail from extremely high rates of soil erosion and soil compaction at rates that far exceed losses in the past, since soil couldn’t wash or blow away as easily on small farms that grew many crops.

March 27, 2017

Peak Uranium: The Uncertain Future of Nuclear Energy

Declining uranium production will make it impossible to obtain a significant increase in electrical power from nuclear plants in the coming decades.

January 18, 2017

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