A review of One Hundred Years of Insanity, by Bob Lloyd

This book – and others it references, particularly Donella Meadows’ Thinking in Systems’ – should be a standard read for university students, but I suspect it will only be read by those who are already-there, or at least already well-on-the-way.

Oil, war and the fate of industrial societies

The world teeters on the brink of economic disaster due to energy shortages caused by war.
The main oil-producing nations are unable and unwilling to increase output, even though prices
are high and threatening to go much higher. The solutions being proposed—electric cars and
renewable energy technologies—are coming on line, but not fast enough. Sound familiar?

Shale oil and gas fraud: A sign of a peak in oil supplies?

Investment icon Warren Buffett once wrote in a letter to shareholders, “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” In the wake of the pandemic, the tide has gone out in U.S. shale oil and the naked swimmers are all around. With this decline of the so-called “shale miracle” is a peak in world oil production already behind us?

Has oil peaked?

Last month, the world’s 4th largest oil company—BP—predicted that the world will never again consume as much petroleum as it did last year. So, have we finally hit peak oil? And if so, what does that mean for our economy and our world?