Sunday, November 30, 2008

via Energy Bulletin:

The overoptimized society
Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights
The tight coupling and vast size of the globe's major economic actors, once hailed a triumph for economic efficiency, has now become an Achilles' heel.

Survivalism: For peak oilers and ecotopians too?
Jerry Erwin, culturechange.org
It seems that many of the peak oil heavyweights, including Richard Heinberg and Dmitry Orlov, in particular, despite their own ingenious contributions to analyzing our current predicament, seem to blithely dismiss survivalism. They apparently do not understand the basic technical constructs of survivalism...

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