Monthly Archives: August 2012

Demand for corn ethanol removes food from world markets

30 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “To meet some of the higher ethanol production goals would require more corn than the United States currently produces, if all of the envisioned ethanol was made from corn…Further, rapid expansion of biofuel production … Continue reading

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Medicare will cost more and more

29 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes We built an economy during the past century which was supposed to give security for everyone forever. unfortunately we used a finite resource (hydrocarbon energy) to do it. Healthcare depends on cheap oil just … Continue reading

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Will we all be vegetarians?

29 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: The analysis showed that there will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett is getting out of municipal bonds

27 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “Today’s city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man” Martin Oppenheimer, sociologist The surprise is not that the sage of Omaha is getting out of municipal bonds, but that he ever … Continue reading

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Less bad but still grim

by Tim Morgan on August 24, 2012 article reposted courtesy of Tullett Prebon research As had been widely anticipated, the Office for National Statistics’ revised estimate of GDP shows that the economy declined by -0.5%, rather than -0.7%, in the … Continue reading

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Your health will not survive oil depletion

24 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “Fossil fuel costs will continue to rise and eventually the healthcare system will be forced to downsize – just as the baby boomers and (possibly) climate change effects inundate the system.” Dan Bednarz, PhD, … Continue reading

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Economic reality and resource depletion will not be solved by prayer

24 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . . If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races, their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors, … Continue reading

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Peak oil denial, another curious contribution

by Rich Turcote, original article appeared in Peak Oil Matters Give credit where credit is due: the right-wing alternate reality machine is remarkably well-disciplined. They have a message to share, and as usually fact-free as it may be, they do … Continue reading

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The End of the Industrial Revolution

by Paul Gilding Original article appeared in Cockatoo Chronicles What a privilege it is to be alive in these times, in such a significant period in human history. It’s not always easy to see moments of great historical importance when … Continue reading

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Romney promises self sufficiency in energy by 2020

23 August 2012 by Guest Blogger “Today’s oil supply supports 7 billion people, but by 2050 the supply will be enough to support no more than about 2.5 billion in their present way of life….” Colin Campbell PhD, Petroleum Geologist … Continue reading

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