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tar sands

Peak oil is here and oil prices will keep rising, says physicist Michio Kaku

The consensus is that the world is at Hubbert’s Peak or within ten years of it, Kaku says

We need to imagine life without oil, says legendary ecologist Buzz Holling

Not many scientists take peak oil seriously—but they should, Holling said at the Resilience 2011 conference

U.S. Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada—For Now

After pressure from Republicans for a quick decision, the Obama administration decided to reject the proposed pipeline rather than try to rush its environmental review

Fight Over Tar Sands Pipeline May Lead to Cancellation, “Huge” Consequences

The Keystone XL pipeline, planned to run from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the topic of a fierce battle

Only Five Years Left to Make Transition to Low-Carbon Infrastructure

The world could soon be “locked-in” to dangerous climate change, IEA warns

“It’s not the size of the tank which matters, but the size of the tap.”

Dr. Jean-Marie Bourdaire, former director of both the International Energy Agency and the World Energy Council

“Crony Capitalism” Alleged Behind Tar Sands Pipeline Review

Ties are too close between the U.S. State Department and oil pipeline company TransCanada, some say, giving a controversial project a leg up

“The Quest” Questioned #3: We’re Finding Oil Faster Than We’re Using It?

Daniel Yergin cites numbers to give a hopeful picture of oil supplies—but he seems to rely on questionable data

“The Saudi Arabian liquor store is running out of bottles. Do we sober up, or do we find another liquor store, full of really crappy booze, to break into?”

Bill McKibben on the increasing use of tar sands and America’s addiction to oil

Will Tar Sands Pipeline Threaten Groundwater?

Proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry diluted bitumen, or “dilbit”


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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