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Tag Archives: disease

  • What Should I Do?
    Fire Blight: Phil Williams

    Managing Fire Blight

    A disease of fruit trees
    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:41 PM

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    Fire blight is a devastating disease that predominately affects pears and apples, although pears are more susceptible. It is caused by a bacterium. It typically occurs in the early spring when temperatures are over 60 degrees, and the humidity levels are high with rain.

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  • Blog

    Ebola!

    How worried should you be?
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:35 PM

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    What Ebola reminds us of is that when a true pandemic arrives it will travel much faster than those in the past (thanks to air travel being an order of magnitude faster than dawning recognition) and that our complex, highly leveraged, just-in-time global economy is utterly unprepared for even a minor glitch in the flow of goods let alone the virtual lockdown that a true pandemic would require.

    A small amount of preparing can make you much less vulnerable should (when?) that comes to pass.

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  • Podcast

    Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented by Global Population Growth

    And why they're so hard for us to address
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4:11 PM

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    As we embark on a new year, it's important to keep the really big elements of our global predicament squarely in mind. To that end, we're surfacing this excellent discussion on population growth that Chris recorded in 2012 with Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute.

    At the heart of the resource depletion story that we track here at PeakProsperity.com is the number of people on earth competing for those resources.

    The global population is more than 7 billion now and headed to 9 billion by 2050. If world population continues its exponential growth, when we will hit planetary carrying capacity limits with our key resources (or are we already exceeding them)? What are the just, humane, and rights-respecting options that are on the table for balancing the world’s population with the ability of the earth to sustain it?

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/8 – Alberta Oil Boom Is Boon For Thieves, Cows In Cities Spread Disease

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, April 8, 2013, 3:49 PM

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    • The Boomer housing bust: coming to Australia?
    • Acute Gold Shortage Reported In Southern India
    • The Template That Nobody Is Watching
    • Dirty Harry to World Savers “You’ve Got To Ask Yourself… – Do You Feel Lucky?
    • Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm
    • Alberta oil field boom is a boon for thieves
    • Rural Kenyans Are Bringing Their Cows With Them to Cities. What Could Go Wrong?
    • When The Earth Moved: What happened to the environmental movement?

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 3/18 – ‘No Cause For Panic’ In Cyprus, Disease Threatens Aquaculture

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, March 18, 2013, 2:03 PM

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    • Wakeup Call From Cyprus To The Rest Of The World
    • With Regard to the Cyprus Bank Deposit Confiscations: Is Nothing Sacred?
    • No Cause For Panic
    • Wall Street: $474 Million, Detroit: $0
    • Tax Credits or Spending? Labels, but in Congress, Fighting Words
    • Federal government to announce plan to increase tanker safety
    • MIT Develops Meltdown-Proof, Nuclear Waste-Eating Reactor
    • Disease threatens aquaculture in developing world

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  • Podcast

    Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented by Global Population Growth

    And why they're so hard for us to address
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:55 PM

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    At the heart of the resource depletion story that we track here at PeakProsperity.com is the number of people on earth competing for those resources.

    The global population is more than 7 billion now and headed to 9 billion by 2050. If world population continues its exponential growth, when we will hit planetary carrying capacity limits with our key resources (or are we already exceeding them?) What are the just, humane, and rights-respecting options that are on the table for balancing the world’s population with the ability of the earth to sustain it?

    Population management is an inflammatory issue. It's nearly impossible to discuss without triggering heated emotions, and rare is the leader who's willing to raise it. And by going unaddressed globally, the risk of problems created by overpopluation grow unchecked. War, poverty, starvation, disease, inequality…the list goes on.

    Which is why we feel we need to have the courage to address this very important topic directly. And to have an adult-sized conversation about these risks and what can done about them.

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