Mae-Wan Ho, geneticist and biophysicist and author of more than a dozen books, including the ground-breaking Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?, talks about the big picture elements of reductionist science and mechanistic and competitive approaches that have given birth to genetic engineering and have shaped the world we know; bringing us into conflict with ecosystems… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Peak Oil
This old U.S. Forest Service clip, featuring Laurel and Hardy, is a very interesting look at the life that was before we started making all of our ‘stuff‘ out of oil. With oil now or soon to be a declining resource, even greater pressure will be put onto our forests to supply all those things… Read more »
Yes, it’s a strong title. But, it’s very real. The United States of America, built on incredible potential and an amazing constitution, has digressed and democratised itself into hell. The US has declared financial war on the world – Prof. Dr. Michael Hudson A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can… Read more »
It’s been a long time coming, but the uber-significant Peak Oil issue has finally started to infiltrate the corridors of power. What they’ll do with this information remains to be seen…. There is no reason for optimism. — Dr. James Schlesinger (former Secretary of Defence and the U.S.’s first Secretary of Energy) I made mention… Read more »
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts This could be the new paradigm for gated industrial communities – imagine the hungry clamouring at the fences. Lots of uncertainty here, considering the problems of food supply for a growing population. Meanwhile…the military pitch in, as do scientists, to tell a more convincing tale.
Two issues keep on puzzling me about economics. On the one hand, it undoubtedly is an incredibly important subject. At present, my life pretty much depends on being able to buy certain things from a functioning economy and the same holds for just about everybody else. On the other hand, there seem to be a… Read more »
Editor’s Note: I would recommend people in Australia get behind this, and people everywhere could consider how to organise your own festival in your respective states. Getting transition discussions into the lenses and microphones of mainstream media is an urgent need. What: Natural and Economic Solutions to the Global Financial Crisis Where: Hamilton Public School,… Read more »
I know some of you are itching to use the new Worldwide Permaculture Network system. Well, I hope to launch in just a few weeks! One aspect that I want your input on is in regards to user guidelines. We want to make a clear list of guidelines for what kind of projects are and… Read more »
Why are we still prospecting for oil when we can’t afford to use existing reserves? by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom Forget, for a moment, the fragility of the Arctic environment and the likely consequences of a spill there. Forget the dangers of deepwater drilling in a strait… Read more »
Copyright 2010 by Ernest Partridge. Published here with permission of the author. Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings. – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I Place a few fruit flies in a bottle with a layer of… Read more »
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts All sorts of military types prepare themselves for the new realities of peak oil and climate change. They don’t do this shit for nothin’.