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WEF Global Risk Report 2013

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its 2013 Global Risk report. Guess what the theme of this year's report is? Resiliency! However, they look at it from a national and not community level. For the adherents of Peak Prosperity, the ...

Forum topic - Apocalypse_now - Jan 20 2013 - 6:28pm - 0 comments

the Export Land Model as applied to food

The Export Land Model says net oil exporters will, due to dwindling oil reserves, eventually keep the oil for home use and no longer export it. As an example, this recently happened to Egypt: Egypt went from being a net oil exporter to a net oil ...

Forum topic - Wendy S. Delmater - Jul 31 2012 - 9:25am - 1 comment

Anima Mundi - new permaculture and peak oil documentary

Anima Mundi - new documentary on permaculture, peak oil, climate change and Gaia science and spirituality. www.animamundimovie.com Featuring David Holmgren (co-founder of permaculture), Michael C Ruppert, Vandana Shiva, John Seed, Michael ...

Forum topic - United Natures - Dec 19 2011 - 10:29am - 0 comments

DBA etf a safe place to park $$ ?

I have some USD stuck in my brokerage account (long story). I'm wondering what will be a safer place than cash from August 1st. For about six months I've been wondering if the DBA (Agriculture) exchange traded fund might be a reliable store of ...

Forum topic - neilk - Jul 31 2011 - 4:29am - 0 comments

Do You Own Commodity ETF's?

A year or so ago I invested some of my IRA funds in DBA, and DBO (Powershares DB Agriculture Fund, Powershares DB Oil Fund) in order to take advantage of the expected rise in commodity prices.  As hoped for, the funds performed well, and I have made a ...

Forum topic - Rector - Apr 12 2011 - 12:33pm - 3 comments

Limit UP

I'm sure Chris will talk about this in a report when he get's back, but I couldn't help myself brining it up... All in one day... and it's only 1:30 CST. PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE TIME   ...

Forum topic - macro2682 - Oct 8 2010 - 2:29pm - 6 comments

Peak phosphorus, who knew?

Yet another troubling shortage coming up: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/04/20/peak_phosphorus?page=0,0 Quote: Our dwindling supply of phosphorus, a primary component underlying the growth of global agricultural ...

Forum topic - Doug - Apr 22 2010 - 10:58am - 6 comments

Ten things that should be self-evident

In whatever way you define biodiversity, humans are part of it. Humans obtain services from ecosystems to survive, make a profit, or increase their own well-being. In doing so, little effort is made to ensure long-term (inter-generational) ...

Forum topic - Kalense - Apr 20 2010 - 9:09am - 8 comments

‘Can Totnes and District Feed Itself?’

Announcing the Release of ‘Can Totnes and District Feed Itself?’ We are delighted, after many months of work, to finally announce the release of a major piece of groundbreaking research developed by Transition Town Totnes , Transition ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Mar 17 2010 - 3:20am - 1 comment

Food shortages in 2010

I've been seeing several articals recently that talk about food shortages in 2010.  Most suggest that the USDA is missrepresenting crop sizes, and that the acutal yields will be much lower than expected come spring.  A lot of times these areticles ...

Forum topic - macro2682 - Dec 30 2009 - 5:33pm - 5 comments

Peak Oil, Peak Food

Peak Oil, Peak Food By Aetius Romulous 16 December, 2009 Countercurrents.org T he single greatest challenge facing our modern economic food chain is the insanely unnatural low cost of food to the ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Dec 17 2009 - 2:55am - 0 comments

the 40 Factor

Demographic Significance of the 40 Factor http://sinkinglifeboat.blogspot.com/2009/08/demographic-significance-of-... Human survival depends on there being enough food and drink to support life. Fresh water is easily obtained in many parts ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Oct 31 2009 - 5:33pm - 2 comments

Consolidated List of Links to Existing Preparation Threads

In hindsight, this probably deserved its own thread. By no means a complete list, but a good start. Agriculture/Permaculture:    http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/definitive-agriculturepermaculture-thread/15715 Community Building:  ...

Forum topic - Dogs_In_A_Pile - Jun 15 2012 - 3:52am - 25 comments

Dairy Shortages This Fall/Winter?

Some additional information on what's happening to the US dairy industry from an extended, sobering personal conversation I had tonight.  Adding to this earlier post... http://www.peakprosperity.com/comment/37887#comment-37887 Dairy ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Jun 15 2012 - 4:01am - 2 comments

Square Foot Gardening?

I know there are some gardening threads on here, but has anyone posted material for urban gardening? Those of us with limited resources, time, space and funds -  could use info on said topic. I know there is a great selection of books on it, one ...

Forum topic - paranoid - May 12 2009 - 11:15am - 138 comments

becoming a farmer

has anyone thought about farming for a living. i mean to make money. i've heard alot of folks saying that farming will be really big in the next decade or so. So i'm wondering if anyone has thought of this as a possible career path? i ...

Forum topic - bbobwat33 - Apr 6 2009 - 12:50pm - 70 comments

Children

As long as I live, I'm never going to forget scenes from this short film... Today, I followed world events with the protests in London. Maybe this will be the sway that fully drives home what realities have been created in the background from ...

Forum topic - Vanityfox451 - Apr 1 2009 - 7:01pm - 12 comments

SEEDS of Deception

Has anyone here read Seeds of Deception by Jeff Smith? It is quite shocking   http://www.seedsofdeception.com/Public/Home/index.cfm He was on radio yesterday and what really caught my attention this time was that the top heads of the ...

Forum topic - paranoid - Apr 1 2009 - 11:24am - 5 comments

Robert Newman's History of Oil

Rob Newman, in his own inimitable way, putting out his take on the future... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8957268309327954402&ei=GIvPSYrMLIO22wL61IzrBw&q=Robert+Newman%27s+History+of+Oil + Best, Paul Re: ...

Forum topic - Vanityfox451 - Mar 29 2009 - 10:56am - 12 comments

Catastrophic Fall in Global Food Production

Have we already talked about this? As if global economic collapse isn't enough, 2009 looks to be a humanitarian disaster around much of the world due to severe drought and massive decrease in food production. ...

Forum topic - SkylightMT - Mar 7 2009 - 10:48pm - 13 comments