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Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions

Richard Heinberg Sep 21, 2014   

In a New York Times op-ed, economist-columnist Paul Krugman took a swipe at my organization, Post Carbon Institute, lumping us together with the Koch brothers as purveyors of “climate despair.” Apparently our shared error is that we say fighting climate change and growing the economy are incompatible. ... >>

With 38% of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed

Sandra Postel Sep 19, 2014   

As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse impending conflicts. ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: It‘s All Around Us

Tom Whipple Sep 18, 2014   

Ten years ago peak oil was assumed to be a rather straightforward, transparent process. Fortunately or not, depending on your point of view, the last ten years have turned out to a lot more complicated than expected. ... >>

The "Upstream" Story that Hasn't Been Told

Bill Sheehan Sep 12, 2014   

After ten years as Product Policy Institute we changed our organization’s name to UPSTREAM at the end of 2013. We changed our name to emphasize that critical environmental solutions to … >>

Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

Bill McKibben Sep 10, 2014   

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies—about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4—show that President Obama’s … >>

Quite Possibly the Dumbest Thing the Mustache Ever Wrote

Asher Miller Sep 8, 2014   

Over the weekend The New York Times published what could very well be the dumbest column Thomas Friedman has ever written. I know, I know… How could that be possible after the … >>

Introducing Petrolify®: The Power of Petroleum in One Little Pill

Asher Miller Sep 3, 2014   

Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Well, guess what? You’re already taking it. And it’s called Petrolify®. ... >>

Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die

Richard Heinberg Sep 2, 2014   

Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either been dispelled ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

Tom Whipple Aug 25, 2014   

The key question is just how many more months or years production of U.S. tigh toil will continue to grow. ... >>

Just How "Legal" Are Seed Libraries?

Janelle Orsi Aug 15, 2014   

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a community seed library, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. ... >>