Category Peak oil

“Faster than Previously Expected”–a fun Google Game!

The above is Kevin Hester. He’s a longtime activist out of Kiwi Land, and he has been instrumental in getting out the message about climate calamity (specifically near term extinction) in his part of the world. Back in March, he conducted a little experiment on the old Google Machine. He typed something into Google’s search block […]

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. […]

Lies we tell ourselves about climate change

There’s an article I’ve been looking at recently from Resilience dot org, and it weighs in heavily against Liberals–yes LIBERALS–about  the issue of global warming. Resilience is the website put up by people who are in the Peak Oil movement. The theory of Peak Oil has taken an undeserved shellacking of late, what with presidential bromides about […]

HERE’S THE FARKIN’ PROBLEM–An Earth Day rant

This was what Teed me off this AM. As my pals spend their days protesting about Earth Day(I attended the BP protest Monday AM and I’m still waiting for my clothes to dry), the marketing geniuses of the industrial world seize upon the meme of environmentalism to SELL MORE CRAP. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty […]

Destroying priceless art the Western Way

  Like all my well-meaning lib friends, I’m appalled at the destruction of artwork that has followed the rise of extremism in many places in the world. The Taliban’s destruction of ancient Buddhist statues in 2001 alarmed people of culture worldwide. The destruction and looting of Iraq’s museum after the US 2003 invasion was about […]

Human extinction discussion on Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio

On Brooklyn Culture Jam last night, I spoke with Pauline Schneider.  Ms. Schneider has produced a documentary on near-term human extinction entitled Going Dark. and the discussion ranged from the predictions from scientist Guy McPherson and friends to overviews of progressive politics and protests. Currently, Pauline is one of the people supporting Guy’s lecture tour around […]

And now, Peak Food

It was a quiet Sunday morning and I was looking at the FaceBook while trying to decide whether I wanted to tune into CBS Sunday Morning and listen to Vocal Fry. One of my pals had posted this Independent article. Per a study in Ecology and Society, the world has reached peak of food production […]

Anti-fracking activists bust my cynicism

Okay, I’m a lazy cynical b*stard. When I became aware of the fight against Fracking in New York, I thought it would be a foregone conclusion that activists would lose. Noises to the contrary notwithstanding, when the big players started talking about fracking as the first part in a chain of fossil fuel initiatives that would end […]

Richard Heinberg talks about fracking on Sex and Politics

On Friday’s Sex And Politics, I’ll be talking to Richard Heinberg. Richard is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute and has written extensively on the topic of Peak Oil, authoring 11 books on the topic since he began speaking about it in 2002. We’ll be focusing on his book Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of […]

Climate change, Peak Oil and AGW Denialists

About a month ago I used my ‘politics’ segment of my radio segment on Sex and Politics to talk to Marlo Lewis, a frequent go-to expert on climate matters for Fox News. Marlo Lewis is with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and while we mistakenly identified him as a ‘climate change denier’, that isn’t exactly true.  His contention […]