Kurt Cobb

Kurt Cobb is a freelance writer and communications consultant who writes frequently about energy and environment. His work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Common Dreams, Le Monde Diplomatique, Oilprice.com, OilVoice, TalkMarkets, Investing.com, Business Insider and many other places. He is the author of an oil-themed novel entitled Prelude and has a widely followed blog called Resource Insights. He is currently a fellow of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions.

Painting shows an asteroid mining mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid.

Yet more boondoggles: Extracting carbon dioxide from the air, mining asteroids

Many of the proposed solutions to climate change and resource depletion are really just boondoggles that benefit a few insiders

May 19, 2024

Dr. Seuss and the weight-loss drug craze

The chemical soup we live in every day is a major cause of chronic disease including obesity that no weight-loss drug can address.

May 12, 2024

Supreme Court justices around a table, struggling to keep up with an overload of cases piling up on the floor (1885)

Presidential immunity and the ‘Dark Age Ahead’

I’ve been thinking about Jane Jacobs’ book, Dark Age Ahead, as I’ve contemplated the idea that former presidents of the United States should be immune from prosecution.

April 28, 2024

A sperm cell fertilizing an egg cell

Are your Cheerios impairing your fertility?

A lax U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming right at your reproductive organs.

April 21, 2024

Tateyama Snow Walls (Japan, 2011).

Why we call it climate change

Our damage to the climate will make temperatures go up in many places, but in some places temperatures will plummet.

April 14, 2024

Man with cybernetic goggles in a forest

The short-circuiting of societal feedback mechanisms

Virtually all human and natural systems require feedback to operate properly. Modern global society has been manipulated to prevent effective feedback that could allow us to address the critical environmental problems we face.

April 7, 2024

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