Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hitting peak oil twice

Per this article from Zerohedge, it appears we ‘Muricans have done something that was previously thought impossible. We’ve peaked twice in oil production. US Oil production hit its first peak around 1970, when we were getting 10 million barrels a day of our beloved dead dinosaur juice out of the ground and ocean drilling platforms. […]

The Dead Zone–parsing out the past year

This isĀ (per WordPress math) my 400th blog posting. I started my blog in 2012 when the memes of Occupy Wall Street were not getting traction in Main Stream media. I also was working on touring a number of my plays–I was writing about protest and revolution and income inequality. Lots of gigs, very little money. […]

Are Climate Deniers Racketeers? or just Good Fellas?

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
With the sorta-news that Exxon has known about the threat of climate change since 1981, (is that the year they first hired a physicist?), maybe it’s time to ask if climate denial meets the definition of organized crime – as Senator Whitehouse does above, starting about…

Greece melts down; the world starts to melt with it

the Eurozone might be short a star soon. Image from Reuters. As I type this, the results have come in and the Greek electorate has voted against the austerity measures demanded by the EU (primarily Germany) that would allow them to pay off the debt they owe. I’m thinking that maybe it would be a […]

Heat waves 2015–thousands dead already

the iconic photo from India, where a recent heat wave melted asphalt. From Hindustan Times. We’ve been treated (if that’s the right word) to a number of heat waves already this year. The northern hemisphere is currently home to record temperatures all over Europe. England had the hottest July day on record on the First […]