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Richard Bell: Polar Bears on Parade

27 Jan 2007
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Are polar bears going to save the world from global warming? At a Senate committee hearing today on the effects of global warming on wildlife, the fate of polar bears seized center stage.
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BBC: Farming, supermarkets and the end of cheap oil

27 Jan 2007
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Should we all be preparing for a life without supermarkets? There's a growing school of thought that argues that the way we shop and the way supermarkets organise their food supplies just won't be possible once the era of cheap oil comes to an end.
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Top Energy Scientists Agree, Bush Wrong on Alternative Fuels

18 Jan 2007
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"...witnesses from three of America’s premier energy research institutions cast grave doubt on the feasibility of reaching President Bush’s State of the Union goal of manufacturing 35 billion gallons a year of alternative fuels by 2017." Post Carbon Institute Communications Director Richard Bell reports.
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State Of The Union: The Danger of a Few Little Words

18 Jan 2007
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Richard Bell, Communications Director for Post Carbon Institute, responds to President Bush's State of the Union Address. The article is followed by the energy sections of the 2006 and 2007 State of the Union Addresses.
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Richard Bell: The Rise of “The Axis of Oil”—Big Trouble for the United States

20 Nov 2006
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Richard Bell, Communications Director for Post Carbon Institute, reports on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' hearing into “The Geopolitics of Oil.”
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An open letter to CERA from Chris Skrebowski

22 Dec 2006
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The Editor of the UK Petroleum Review responds to Peter Jackson of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) regarding CERA's report "debunking" peak oil.
Ron Cooke and Mia

The Cultural Economist's Report on Oil Depletion

04 Dec 2006
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Of all the issues we confront in the 21st Century, resource depletion promises to have the greatest impact on our economic and cultural destiny. And of our dwindling resources, none will have a greater impact on our future than the decline of oil and natural gas production. Ronald R. Cooke's Report On Oil Depletion is now available as a free document at http://www.oildepletion.blogspot.com.
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Peddling PetroProzac: CERA Ignores Ten Warning Signposts of Peak Oil

06 Nov 2006
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In recent years, Daniel Yergin and his colleagues have been peddling a curious form of PetroProzac. This fall, Esser went so far as to proclaim, “Peak oil theory is garbage, as far as we are concerned.” In this newly updated article, ASPO USA responds.
Ron Cooke and Mia

Ron Cooke: Oil Shortages? It’s Happened Before. And It Will Happen Again.

13 Sep 2006
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We consumed - on average - over 555 million gallons each and every day in 2005. More than 4.8 billion barrels of motor fuel in a year. Poof. Gone forever. Can we assume we will always have an unlimited supply of affordable fuels to sustain our existing means of personal mobility?
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Transcript of Kunstler & Darley now online

24 Aug 2006
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The transcript of James Howard Kunstler's June 2006 interview with Julian Darley on the topics of relocalization and peak oil is now online. You can read it here.