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Top 10 Hits – Resilience and Energy Bulletin

November 15, 2013

Ever wondered which articles have been accessed the most at Resilience.org and Energy Bulletin? Here’s the run down…What have been some of your favorites? Please let us know in the comments section at the bottom.


Resilience.org Top 10 Hits

1. Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US
by Dmitry Orlov, Dec, 2006
2. A DIY guide to wicking beds
by Rob Avis, May, 2011
3. The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism—and the birth of a happy alternative
by Richard Heinberg, Jul, 2013
4. What kind of tree do acorns grow on?
by Gene Logsdon, Dec, 2007
5. Solar Energy : This Is What A Disruptive Technology Looks Like
by Brian McConnell, Apr, 2013
6. How to build a chicken run in 157 easy steps
by Brian Kaller, Jan, 2013
7. When agriculture stops working: A guide to growing food in the age of climate destabilization and civilization collapse
by Dan Allen, Mar, 2013
8. Commentary: Why peak oil threatens the International Monetary System
by Erik Townsend, Jan, 2013
9. The Hard Road Ahead
by John Michael Greer, Mar, 2013
10. Electric velomobiles: as fast and comfortable as automobiles, but 80 times more efficient
by Kris De Decker, Oct, 2012


Energy Bulletin Top 10 Hits

1. Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US
by Dmitry Orlov, Dec, 2006
2. The Five Stages of Collapse
by Dmitry Orlov, Nov, 2008
3. Who has the oil?
by Aaron Pava, Nov, 2007
4. US military energy consumption- facts and figures
by Sohbet Karbuz, May, 2007
5. Why Our Food is So Dependent on Oil
by Norman J. Church, Apr, 2005
6. Soil food web – opening the lid of the black box
by Bart Anderson, Dec, 2006
7. Our American way of life is unsustainable – evidence
by Chris Clugston, Aug, 2008
8. Peak phosphorus
by Patrick Déry, Bart Anderson, Aug, 2007
9. A shale gas boom?
by Dave Cohen, Jun, 2009
10. Energy Payback of Roof Mounted Photovoltaic Cells
by Colin Bankier, Steve Gale, Jun, 2006

We’re interested what you think: What have been your favorite reads? Please share them in the Comments below.

We find the above lists an interesting mix. Energy Bulletin readers seemed more focused on threats, and their list is dominated by older, much referenced articles. The Resilience.org list begins to bring in some responses. We’re highly disappointed not to see any of our excellent women authors appear in these lists.

That said, there may be elements other than just popularity playing into the results. No offense to Gene Logsdon, for example, but we are pretty sure that the reason his 2007 article on acorns is receiving so many recent hits has a lot to do with its title – could be some school homework going on there!

Please do tell us what you think in the Comments below.