Peaks everywhere

Peak everything:

Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (the 2007 book by Richard Heinberg)

New preface to paperback edition of Peak Everything (2010)

“Peak everything? Forget peak oil. What about peak lithium, peak neodymium, and peak phosphorus?” (Reason, 2010)

Peak oil:

Peak Oil Primer (Energy Bulletin)

Peak Oil Quotes (Oil Depletion Analysis Center)

Planning for the End of Oil (TED talk, 2010)

Peak coal:

Mining the Truth on Coal Supplies (National Geographic News, 2010)

Hubbert’s Peak, The Coal Question, and Climate Change (David Rutledge of Caltech, 2010)

Peak economy:

Peak oil means peak economy: Q&A with energy expert Robert Hirsch (, 2007)

Peak Oil: The End of Economic Growth?: talk by Charles Hall (Feasta, 2007)

Peak water:

Peak Water (World Water 2008)

Peak Water — in Arizona (Daily Reckoning)

Not just oil: US hit peak water in 1970 and nobody noticed (Ars Technica)

Peak water (Wikipedia)

Peak water limits to freshwater withdrawal and use (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010)

Peter Gleick on peak water (video) (The New Security Beat, 2009)

Peak Water – book review (The Ecologist, 2010)

Peak water (Energy Bulletin, 2010)

Peak wheat:

Has Wheat Peaked? (ScienceNOW, August 25, 2010)

Peak phosphorus:

Peak Phosphorus (Energy Bulletin, 2007)

Peak Phosphorus and Why It Matters (Foreign Policy, 2010)

Sustainable Phosphorus Initiative (University of Arizona, launched 2010)

more to come… peak food, peak copper…


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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