Tag Archives: Current Affairs

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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Peak Globalisation?


I like this little article (its an edited version.) Basically, this is a entrepreneur’s response to Peak Oil – and it as a positive outcome. He suggests that Peak Oil will lead to a decline in Globalisation as big corporations … Continue reading

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Leviathan has lost its teeth…


Back in the 17th Century, a philosopher called Thomas Hobbes wrote a book called ‘Leviathan’. At the time, Europe was in the thralls of the religious violence of the Thirty-Years War and England itself was on the brink of insurrection … 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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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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Video and Article on Transition


I found this video on Treehugger (great name!) about a village that’s preparing for Peak Oil as a community. A little bit long (about 22 minutes), but you might find it of interest: You Tube – Grow Food Locally You … Continue reading

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Article Recommendation: Americans largely skeptical about Climate Change, Scientists largely sure


This article speaks about the increasing polarisation between the American public and scientists over the reality of climate change. In a nutshell, the average American is not convinced on the issue but the majority of scientists are – very much … Continue reading

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