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Good news, folks. According to our friends at the International Energy Agency (IEA), the United States will once again be the world’s top oil producing nation by 2020. In your face Russia and Saudi Arabia! Not only that, but by 2030 we’ll have so much oil — thanks largely to fracking of tight oil (shale oil) […]
It’s hard to know how much of a difference Hurricane Sandy made in the outcome of last week’s election, but many of us were pleased to hear President Obama finally reference climate change in his acceptance speech: “We want our children to live in an America… that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a […]
Almost exactly nine years ago, opposition to the US invasion of Iraq was reaching a fever pitch. On February 15, 2003 millions of people around the world rallied to protest the inexorable march to war, including in over 150 cities in the United States. The case for war — coming from the Bush White House […]
Like so many others, we at Post Carbon Institute have watched the growth of the #Occupy movement with a mix of hope and curiosity. So a few weeks ago we sent Ben Zolno, an enterprising young filmmaker, to Occupy Wall Street with copies of The End of Growth and a bunch of questions. You can […]
You’d think by now the pathetic arguments of climate deniers would fail to get my goat, but I suppose Texas Governor Rick Perry deserves some kind of credit for taking blatant hypocrisy to a whole new level, and thus managing to raise my ire. “A substantial number of scientists [have] manipulated data to keep the […]
When Physics Meets Politics View more presentations from Post Carbon Institute Below is the text of a 30 minute presentation I delivered recently to a local group of Democrats. The corresponding slides, for those who are interested, can be viewed here. [SLIDE 1] Thanks for the introduction. I wanted to speak very briefly with you […]