<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/200px-Wikileaks_logo.svg.thumbnail.png" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="43" height="100" /></span> Despite blanket media coverage of Wikileaks and Julian Assange, there has been little discussion of the fact that Assange is merely one leader within a large and complicated social
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/player-one-e1293826018227.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="62" height="100" /></span>Douglas Coupland's vision of an oil-crisis apocalypse in his novel "Player One" is so frightening because it seems so plausible.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/cecile_andrews.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-_original" width="50" height="66" /></span> A recent study found that a quarter of people have no one to turn to in times of crisis, and another quarter have only one person.
Interview with the Canadian physician and bestselling author Gabor Maté: "The normal basis for child development has always been the clan, the tribe, the community, the neighborhood, the extended family. Essentially, post-industrial capitalism has completely destroyed those conditions. People no longer live in communities which are still connected to one another.
Having read enough books with Hubbert curves and charts of barrels-per-day to last us until the second Bristol Palin administration, we're now into powerful stories that explore peak oil through suspense, romance and humanity. But so you won't feel guilty having so much fun at the expense of the whole premise of industrial civilization, we've thrown in some more fact-y tomes too.
The current American food system can be expected to unravel as the limits to growth begin closing in. Somewhere between the gourmet notions that dominate too much of today's "slow food" and the mass-produced product that passes for fast food, a new incarnation of traditional working class cuisine is waiting to be born.
But this post-peak oil revolution in expectations will not begin with any of our mainstream political parties, nor even according to familiar political values. With only minor differences about how the spoils of the oil age might be dispersed, cutting across political lines is the master-belief that if we have the right to anything we can afford.
Christmas comes but once a year and its excesses pack a crippling punch. Then there's all those "so what's new in your world" conversations. Bringing up peak oil feels tricky.
- End of consumerism
- Peak oil novel: "Player One: What is to Become of Us"
- Carbon-Neutral Sail-Powered Cargo Ships Scheduled to Return to European Waters in 2012
- Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags
- Glenn Beck embraces simplicity (for real!)
- 21 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Permaculture and Guerrilla Gardening Activists in Your Life
- NYT: The Beekeeper Next Door
- The UK Crash Course… now online and available free to all UK Transition initiatives…
-Redefining Prosperity-Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability
-Transition: The Sacred, The Scared, and The Scarred
-Treading Softly: Paths to Ecological Order
"Our governments are incompetent at best, corrupt and greedy at worst, and people now get that. What Karl Rove couldn't accomplish, Hillary Clinton is driving home."
- No Impact Experiment: A One Week Carbon Cleanse from No-Impact Man
- Peak oil to drive changes in Dunedin NZ (new report)
- Bringing Transition to the airport near you
- Bicycle freight: thinking outside the box truck
Considering climate change, Copenhagen, Cochabamba, the coming calamity, and most controversial: capitalism.
This year I'm giving thanks for petroleum. Yes, it causes pollution. It's a big inequity factor between cultures. And leads to wars.