Monthly Archives: June 2010

Growth isn’t possible!

Well, this is one post I had thought about writing and, thankfully, the New Economics Foundation (nef) has surpassed anything I could have got together. In January (2010), nef published ‘Growth isn’t possible: why we need a new economic direction’. … Continue reading

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Will the oil spill have the same impact on the US psyche as 9/11?

I have not really kept up to speed with what the media are saying about the Deepwater Horizon incident as I know how bad oil spills are – I don’t need to see images of oiled wildlife breathing their last … Continue reading

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Net energy in a nutshell

Some time ago, I set up a Google Alert on ‘peak oil’, which generates way more emails than I have time to read – they get squirreled away in a folder which I occasionally trawl through, hitting delete wildly. Today … Continue reading

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Peak oil in a nutshell

Well, over a week has passed since my last post, which was a bit of an unexpected diversion into democracy and planning. Today I’m going to post no more than 500 words on peak oil – what it is ‘in … Continue reading

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Will we ever agree on the problem?

On Sunday evening, I heard Radio 4’s Analysis programme (Doomed by democracy?) which looked at the shortcomings of democracy in tackling climate change. For the record, I do believe that human activity (deforestation and other land use changes as well … Continue reading

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