Monthly Archives: April 2009

“KunstlerCast #62: Swine Flu & Pirates”

James Howard Kunstler talks about the recent outbreak of swine flu and the increased attention to modern-day pirates. Several bloggers have noted some similarities between current headlines and the scenario in Kunstler’s novel, World Made By Hand, in which a … Continue reading

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“Thomas Berry: Living in harmony with nature”

Imagine an America where the trees in your backyard have legal rights, urban dwellers travel mostly by foot or bicycle, and people meet for religious worship outdoors as often as indoors. Imagine a world with no landfills, a world with … Continue reading

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“Industry Ignored Its Scientists on Climate Change”

For more than a decade the Global Climate Coalition, a group representing industries with profits tied to fossil fuels, led an aggressive lobbying and public relations campaign against the idea that emissions of heat-trapping gases could lead to global warming. … Continue reading

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“Energy is Everything”

It is fascinating to watch the behaviour of our political and business leaders as they attempt to cope with the world’s deepening financial crisis. It is becoming clear that they don’t have a clue what is actually going on. Their … Continue reading

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“The End Is Near! (Yay!)”

…Transition’s approach is adamantly different from that of the survivalists I heard about, scattered in the mountains around Sandpoint in bunkers stocked with gold and guns. The movement may begin from a similarly dystopian idea: that cheap oil has recklessly … Continue reading

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“Drastic Energy Contraction Ahead”

…Our nation is now in the throes of an energy contraction, but the energy contraction following the current contraction will be much more profound in its consequences than anything that we are now experiencing. Political leaders in the United States, … Continue reading

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“Analysis: Somalia Piracy Began in Response to Illegal Fishing and Toxic Dumping by Western Ships off Somali Coast”

Video/Audio available at link below. …Well, the two piracies are the original one, which was foreign fishing piracy by foreign trawlers and vessels, who at the same time were dumping industrial waste, toxic waste and, it also has been reported, … Continue reading

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