Category Archives: Current Affairs

2014: The beginning of a Religious War of Ideas?


This month has seen the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, the conflict that was supposed to end all wars. Unfortunately, it never did – as we well know. Here in 2014,  a century on, we again face the … Continue reading

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Syria Threatens Israel (Audio Article Recommendation)


A new concept here: an audio article recommendation regarding the Middle East situation. Listen to the recording then click on the link below to read the article: Syria threatens to attack Israel if Nato intervenes in internal conflict (The Extinction … Continue reading

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Reflection on Strong Leadership


A conversation with my dad’s partner the other day got me thinking. This was something I didn’t realise, but apparently there was a difference of opinion between General Charles De Gaulle and his allies prior to the D-Day Landings of … Continue reading

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A very balanced article on the Daniel Yergin/Peak Oil debate


http://knowledgeproblem.com/2011/09/23/don%e2%80%99t-peak-on-ill-considered-peak-oil-debates/. Check out the above link to an article by Micheal Giberson entitled ‘Don’t Peak: On ill-considered peak oil debates. A very balanced and scholarly approach to the recent Daniel Yergin/Peak Oil debate.

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A response to Daniel Yergin…


You may recall the recent post mentioning Daniel Yergin‘s critique of Peak Oil (Pulitzer-prize winning historian.) This is the response from ‘The Oil Drum‘ blog featured on the sidebar of this blog. The arguments in this article are balanced and fair. … Continue reading

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Who gives a stuff about Climate Change any more??!


This is a very sobering article, published in the FT magazine this weekend. The writer’s premise is simple: who really gives a XXXX about climate change anymore? This really is a good question because – as Simon Kuper points out … Continue reading

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What Politician will Save Us?


It was interesting reading the Daily Express and Daily Mail yesterday (yes, I am a middle-aged conservative who, all the same, believes in the twin threats of Climate Change and Peak Oil. I call it ‘realism’!) Apparently, David Cameron is … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking re: oil price?


This article was posted on the blog for my home county’s newspaper, The Shropshire Star. It’s about the world’s most farcical and least favorite dictator (as if any of them are popular!!?), Colonel Gaddafi (aka ‘Frizz-Face’ to his former subjects, they … Continue reading

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Owen’s Muse: The Decline of American Power


What an interesting week it’s been! I’m now seriously thinking that we are seeing the beginning of the end of American power. First of all, there was the prolonged Congressional battle over America’s colossal $14 trillion debt and the Eleventh … Continue reading

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Article Recommendation: Interview with John Michael Greer


An short and interesting article with author John Micheal Greer, writer of ‘The Wealth of Nature‘. Greer is prolific writer on the subject of Peak Oil. However, his main focus has been on that particular strange breed of academics called … Continue reading

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