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After the Peak

January 31, 2015

Nearly 17 years ago the modern peak oil movement began with the publication of “The End of Cheap Oil” by petroleum geologists Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère in the March, 1998 issue of Scientific American. Campbell coined the term “peak...


Green Dreams – Future or Fantasy?

January 28, 2015

Download UK guest host Greg Moffitt from Legalise-Freedom.com interviews scientist David Fridley, from Berkeley National Lab and the Post-Carbon Institute. We will switch away from fossil fuels sooner or later, because they will run out. If it’s later, our kids get...


Our Renewable Future

January 21, 2015

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy (7000 words, about 25 minutes reading time) Folks who pay attention to energy and climate issues are regularly treated to two competing depictions of society’s energy options.* On one...


Economics of the Anthropocene

January 9, 2015

Post Carbon Fellow Joshua Farley was one of 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the public presentation: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of...


Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

January 8, 2015

This article initially appeared on Nov 19, 2014 and was only available to Peak Prosperity’s enrolled users. Many of them thought it important enough that it should be made available to the general public, which we are now doing...


The Peak Oil Crisis (Dec. 31, 2014)

January 5, 2015

I know that it is getting harder all the time to believe that there really is a “peak oil crisis” lurking out there waiting to engulf our civilization and create all sorts of havoc. Nearly every day now oil...


Why should we even bother?

December 29, 2014

  Let’s be honest, if you’re aware — at any meaningful level — of the full nature of the human (un)sustainability crisis, you’ve probably asked: Why bother? After all, the problems are so big and intractable–a climate march, Keystone...