Category Archives: disaster

Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Yesterday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hand of their clock from six minutes to five minutes to midnight. So what? Was it just … Continue reading

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Climate Change Discussion Point


RT @energyalternati: “As climate change is happening, we know that the frequency of these disasters will increase as well as the scope.” Barbara Helfferich #fb As you can no doubt tell, I found the above quote on Twitter and thought … Continue reading

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Article Recommendation: The scourge of Peak Oil


A quick article recommendation here. This article is on Al-Jazeera and is one of the best summaries of the Peak Oil issue to date. Well worth checking out – please don’t lose any sleep!: The scourge of ‘peak oil’ – … Continue reading

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Owen’s Novel Report – More Chapters on Authonomy and Article Recommendation on Peak Oil


An update: some more chapters have been put on Authonomy. It now includes up to chapter 26, the point where Patrick experiences a vision whilst wild-camping with Llew in a forest near Beddgelert. To find out more, click here (remember, … Continue reading

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New Article Recommendation: Climate Change and Resource Conflicts


A good (and timely) article here from msnbc.com reporting recent comments by the director of the UN Environment Program, Achim Steiner, regarding the links between climate change and resource conflicts. In a nutshell, he is stating that the process of … Continue reading

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Article recommendations: World not prepared for Peak Oil and the new Middle Ages


Some interesting articles for you here. The first is from Ecologist and is a slightly scary report on the fact that world governments are not preparing for Peak Oil. Take, for instance, the recent decision to release emergency oil reserves … Continue reading

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An Owen Law Short Story – Matilda Leviathan


A new feature here, and I’m looking for your assistance. I’m writing a series of short stories which all have a loose Climate Change/Peak Oil sci-fi flavour and this is the first: ‘Matilda Leviathan’. They are a bit of a … Continue reading

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Two more (very) interesting articles from two British broadsheets


These two articles are both from two stalwarts of the British broadsheet press. the first was published by The Guardian yesterday and is slightly scary. It states that the UK Government was warned two years ago about the threat from … Continue reading

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Article Recommendation: An Open Letter to Stephen King


Now this is a blog post that appeals to my writer’s outlook – an open letter to Stephen King, suggesting a new plot novel for him to take up based on the converging 21st century threats. Now this really is … Continue reading

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Britain not prepared for Peak Oil (Article Recommendation)


© LHF Graphics – Fotolia.com This brief yet unsettling article from The Telegraph underlines my original thinking for the Dragon Line scenario. Britain is a vulnerable as Uganda to potential energy disruption. We have well-developed energy network in this country. … Continue reading

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