On this episode, geologist and entrepreneur Gareth Roberts joins Nate on the podcast to discuss the geological science behind how we find, extract, and deplete fossil hydrocarbons.
The times call for new sacrificial rituals. Let us kill the fatted calf of the fossil-fuel industries by taking away their social license to steal and destroy the sacred Earth.
Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and citizens everywhere in the world…
We have to keep 80 percent of the fossil-fuel reserves that we know about underground.
The trigger for all this change may have been what happened in Paris but could not stay in Paris.
The Paris climate conference is really an economic conference, perched on the brink of a market crash in the fossil fuel sector.
What is really wrong with our energy system, particularly as it relates to electricity and natural gas?
Most ecological economists argue that continued economic growth is incompatible with ecological safety.
The power to create wealth gave Midas an unsustainable life as a complete solipsist. Oil’s power to create wealth has had a similar effect on Neoclassical economics.
Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.”
Ultimately, the issue is that to extract oil or any fossil fuel, we have to keep the financial and political systems together. These systems can be expected to fail, far before we run out of oil in the ground.