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When paper fails

By Adam Hyde
February 13, 2013

When all the activities and practices that we now call “publishing” exist in a networked environment, something radical changes – affecting creators, content, ownership, and trust. That might sound like the end of publishing as it is now but it …

The Watering Hole - RIsky Businesses

The Watering Hole - RIsky Businesses
By James Turner
September 28, 2010

I showed my son The China Syndrome last week. Remember the good old days when the worst energy thing we had to worry about was nuclear power?

The Watering Hole - The Brute Force Approach

The Watering Hole - The Brute Force Approach
By James Turner
May 20, 2010

Diverting rogue asteroids, capping oil spills, is there anything that nukes CAN'T do?

Email letter from 2019

By Kurt Cagle
January 21, 2009

I miss a few things - we don't get oranges this far North as often as we used to, and coffee and cocoa have become considerably more dear. Shipping has gone way up on them and because a lot of the cacoa growing areas were overfarmed in the last decades, but overall I'm not hauling around an extra fifty kilos of fat due to lack of exercise and processed fast food - can't argue the beneft of that.

The Long Emergency: An Interview with James Howard Kunstler

The Long Emergency: An Interview with James Howard Kunstler
By Kurt Cagle
January 12, 2009

We'll, let's just start by saying we've constructed an infrastructure for daily life with no future. That's pretty disturbing, isn't it? I customarily refer to this as the greatest misallocation off resources in the history of the world. Having poured all our post-WW2 wealth in it, we've made ourselves hostage to the psychology of previous investment -- meaning we will desperately try anything to keep it all going, to sustain the unsustainable, at all costs. Thus, we'll be squandering our dwindling resources in a gigantic act of futility. That's the Big Picture end of the story.

Analysis 2009: Energy Sector Faces Volatile Year

By Kurt Cagle
January 6, 2009

Here in Victoria, my corner gas station has a liter of regular unleaded gas for CAN$0.80, about US$3.00 a gallon. Six months ago, a similar liter cost nearly $1.50, more than $6 a gallon when factoring in the dramatic...

A Healthcare Renaissance: Could Peak Oil Inspire America To Create A National Health Service?

By Julian Darley
December 11, 2008

The decline of petroleum seems to be one more awful problem facing the US, but could it actually be an extraordinary chance to create a fine and fair national health care system?

The Energy Secret

By Julian Darley
December 2, 2008

Do we really understand the deepest causes of the economic crisis? If not, then we run the risk that our remedies will not produce sustainable results.

Short Gas Supplies Lead to Short Tempers, Long Lines and Telecommutes

By Kurt Cagle
October 1, 2008

While Hurricane Ike has long since faded into the ether, its effects on the economy continue to mount. One of the more significant (and unexpected) - Ike hit a number of oil refineries and gas distribution centers hard enough to know them offline for the last couple of weeks.


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