Tag Archives: Matt Simmons

Worst stock market opening ever

I want to capture this moment, because (depending how things change), people might not have this on their radar screen a month or so from now. Remember, I warned you. The Stock Exchange lost over 5% of its value in the first week after New Year’s, and lost over 900 points. That makes this the […]

BP Oil Spill commemoration/performance next Monday!

Dan’s notes:  I will be performing a really new monologue at this event, during which I might (or I might not) blow blues harmonica. The basis of my play–imagine the Seventh Seal if they cast Jimmy Buffett instead of Max Von Sydow and re-imagined it as a Harold Ramis comedy. check out the events page […]

Confirmation: toxic oil covers floor of Gulf of Mexico

Per a news article in Live Science from February 2nd (yesterday), there’s this news about the poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico as an ongoing legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster: Up to 10 million gallons (38 million liters) of crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has settled at the bottom of […]

Cheap gas and economic collapse

  I was hoping to keep this short when I started writing it back in early December, but (to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson), “things are in the saddle and ride mankind.”  Oil prices have fallen off a cliff in recent weeks, declining some 45%. It has been a good time for motorists–and for the peak […]

The US is NOT an oil exporting country

A recent Business Week article looked at the politics affecting the construction of the XL pipeline. If you’re joining late, this is the proposed pipeline that will carry Canadian oil from tar sands across the US to the Gulf of Mexico, ostensibly for refinement at refineries in Texas and Louisiana. Proponents tout cheaper gasoline and […]

Deepwater Horizon. Again.

Disturbing news from the Gulf of Mexico: the Coast Guard (working in conjunction with NOAA and BP) has confirmed that a large and growing sheen of surface oil has appeared over the Macondo drilling site that was the location of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. This is extremely disturbing news, because there is currently no drilling […]

Peak Oil! Spectra, Dumpster Diving and seven year old predictions!!

In yesterday’s post I made some arguments about the resource arguments for veganism and changing the ways that we produce and use food. In the course of producing yesterday’s post on Dumpster Diving, I had revisited a number of different websites and documentaries to find support for the arguments for the practice of taking people’s wasted food. […]