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Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World

And why we need a new energy strategy -- fast
Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:42 PM

A responsible global society should have a credible and very publicly-stated energy strategy providing a road map for weaning itself from fossil fuels before they become prohibitively expensive/scarce.

But since we don't have one, the alternative path we're taking is to sleepwalk into the future with no plan for feeding 9 billion people or re-building a crumbled global infrastructure -- let alone facing the additional challenges of running out of critical minerals, dealing with destroyed ecosystems, and being unable to field the necessary fuel and economic complexity to install a brand-new energy infrastructure measuring in the hundreds of quadrillions of BTUs.

This business-as-usual path will be marked by the three D’s: despair, demoralization, and death. » Read more

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Daily Digest 8/5 - The Pay Is Too Damn Low, The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened

Monday, August 5, 2013, 10:22 AM
  • Can It Get Any Better Than This?
  • Did China Just Fire The First Salvo Towards A New Gold Standard?
  • E Pluribus, Gen X
  • The Pay Is Too Damn Low
  • Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions
  • Taken
  • The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened
  • On R Train, Unwelcome Reminder of Storm’s Impact
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Daily Digest 4/28 - Gold and Silver War Declared, Renewables Investment Seen Tripling

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10:55 AM
  • Almost half of the world's food thrown away, report finds
  • Website Allows Strangers To Share Excess Food Online
  • Matt Taibbi Discusses the Market Rigging in the Swaps and LIBOR Markets By the Banks
  • Gold & Silver – War Unofficially Declared on 12 April 2013
  • Wealthiest Americans Only Winners in Recovery, Pew Says
  • Renewables Investment Seen Tripling Amid Supply Glut
  • Old People Just Don't Get the 'Green' Thing