If there is one resource that seems like it would be truly inexhaustible, it’s sand. But we are now using sand at an unsustainable rate.
In Part 2 of this Frankly Series, Nate breaks down why energy – and specifically oil – is currently the central foundation of our entire modern economic system.
In this episode, Simon Michaux returns to discuss his new paper “A Resource Balanced Economy”, which outlines an alternative economic and social system.
Annual global oil production data are now available from the U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration (U.S. DOE/EIA) for 2022 so it’s time for an update on my 2022 report.
On this Frankly, Nate reflects on his experiences in the financial industry with the cognitive bias Loss Aversion and the ways it may manifest to the coming material throughput declines during The Great Simplification.
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.
On this episode, petroleum geologist Arthur Berman returns to unpack the development and drawbacks of ‘peak oil’.
Let the billionaires go off to their fitting ends. Maybe we can think more clearly without all the noise and stress they generate.
On this episode, mining and geology expert Simon Michaux returns to give a preliminary framework for responses to the coming energy and material constraints described in the previous episode.
Sure, Malthus missed predicting this enormous surge in human population, not factoring in stored fossil energy. That doesn’t mean we should declare human population a mystery beyond our grasp and refrain from any attempt to understand its trajectory and future.
Colin Campbell, the petroleum geologist who coined the term “peak oil,” has died. He was a co-founder of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) in 2000 and the author of many articles and books on petroleum geology and oil depletion.
The time is now or never. Cooperation is fundamental to our success, and only by uniting as a human family, on all levels from local to global, can we hope to achieve an equitable and concordant future on our Mother Planet.