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Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented by Global Population Growth

Chris Martenson William Ryerson Jan 02, 2013   

The global population is more than 7 billion now and headed to 9 billion by 2050. If world population continues its exponential growth, when we will hit planetary carrying capacity limits with our key resources (or are we already exceeding them?) ... >>

Don't fall for the shale boom hype - Chris Martenson Interview: Part 1

Chris Martenson Dec 21, 2012   

We are in the midst of an amazing energy boom, but by sweeping the idea of peak oil under the rug we are ignoring a significant fact: the relationship between hydrocarbon reserves and flow rates are not the same as they used to be—reserves have increased but flow rates are not as high or sustainable. ... >>

Creating a World Worth Inheriting

Chris Martenson Aug 14, 2012   

With a new site and a number of new irons in the fire, Adam and I thought it a good time to revisit and renew the mission behind this movement. Simply put, our mission is to create a world worth … >>

Oil and the economy

Chris Martenson Oct 24, 2011   

By itself, the concept of having to get by on just a little bit less oil each year seems to be manageable enough. Some think that a steadily, or even sharply, rising price will merely reduce … >>

Don't Worry; They'll Just Change the Rules

Chris Martenson Jan 14, 2011   

To anyone paying the slightest bit of attention, these remain very uncertain and trying times. On one side of the intellectual divide are the folks who are counting on deflationary forces … >>

Straight Talk with James Howard Kunstler: "The World is Going to Get Rounder and Bigger Again"

James Howard Kunstler Chris Martenson Nov 18, 2010   

"Straight Talk" features thinking from notable minds who the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated that it wants to learn more about. Readers submit the questions they want … >>

Interview with Chris Martenson: "Prepare for peak oil while there is time."

Chris Martenson Nov 16, 2010   

ASPO peak oil conference held in Washington was an unique opportunity to meet Dr. Chris Martenson. Chris is devoted to finances, economics, energy and environment and connects together these … >>

Big Ideas at the Commonwealth Club (Transcript)

Chris Martenson Jan 29, 2010   2 comments

Last night (Tuesday January 26th, 2010) I gave a talk at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to a sold-out audience. The crowd was excellent and I was thrilled to have the chance to deliver our … >>

Exponential Money in a Finite World

Chris Martenson Oct 20, 2009   5 comments

I recently attended and presented at the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) conference in Denver. The entire summary of everything I heard boils down to this:  We are already … >>