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.

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What the dramatic drop in European demand for natural gas showed us

Energy-thrifty Europeans cut energy use dramatically in the wake of the loss of Russian natural gas imports. Will they go further?

March 19, 2023

Despoiling the final frontier: Satellite mega-constellations threaten ozone layer

Satellite mega-constellations are coming to a sky near you and the results could over time be catastrophic for the ozone layer unless something is done.

March 12, 2023

Is AI a job killer? What does history say?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now the focus of the most recent automation-is-a-job-killer stories. History suggests an alternate narrative.

February 26, 2023

Efficient and fragile: Low prices, modern railroading and the toxic Ohio derailment

The toxic Ohio derailment is demonstrating that the drive for efficiency can be extremely dangerous.

February 19, 2023

Who knew? There are limits to growth in the American West

Limits to growth in the American West were always there. Now residents are having to face them.

February 5, 2023

Idealized view of the Temple of Zeus and Ilissos river in 1833, after the liberation of the Acropolis (1833).

How the modern fantasy of an eternal civilization warps our view of technology

Everything comes to an end except our modern technical civilization. Or so a lot of people believe. It’s a dangerous thought for those who arrive after our civilization is gone.

January 29, 2023

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