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From Wikileaks or Saudi sheiks?

Why the world needs better data on oil, and how we might get it

Peak oil and our finite world; or, in praise of waste

Shortages won’t bring on a “Mad Max” world, Krugman argues—and we have our wasteful ways to thank for that

The future of oil and the wedge of hope

The first in a series of follow-up posts on the new World Energy Outlook by the International Energy Agency

Has the world already passed “peak oil”?

New analysis pegs 2006 as highpoint of conventional crude production

Wikileaks wish list for oil data

Inspired by the thriller “Garden of Betrayal,” I wondered what oil field data would be most helpful to get

Beyond the Beyond

Bruce Sterling’s blog for Wired

“The public will be furious with governments: why didn’t you tell us about this and what are you doing about it?”

—Robert Hirsch, former US energy official and oil executive, speaking about “peak oil”

US military must stop using oil in 30 years, defense think tank says

The US military should switch over to biofuels to maintain its supremacy, the report says, but this possibility seems unlikely

Blocked-up weather behind Russia’s heat, Pakistan’s floods

The atmosphere can get stuck, becoming unusually still over large regions and leading to disasters

Can geoengineering halt sea-level rise?

New study finds that extreme approaches work best, but come with risks


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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