Monthly Archives: August 2009

Entropy gets no respect

The difference is that every part of the plateau has the same energy potential due to gravity, while every part of the slope does not have the same potential, and the boulder rolling down the slope can cash in some … Continue reading

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Observed and Projected Temperature Rise By the end of the century, mid-continental temperatures will rise between 2.5 and 13 degrees, on average, depending to a large extent on what happens in Copenhagen at the climate negotiations. The UN Framework Convention … Continue reading

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The First Die-off

I’m serenely confident that we’re in the twilight of Happy Motoring now.  Without debt service there is no auto industry, and we’re toast where debt service is concerned.  All we can do now is give cars away, or give US … Continue reading

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A Civilisational Tipping Point

Although the need to cut carbon emissions has been evident for some time, not one country has succeeded in becoming carbon-neutral. Thus far this has proved too difficult politically for even the most technologically advanced societies. Could rising carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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JHK’s blog: Hunky Dory

Here, in the dog days of summer, it seems to me that the situation in the USA is so fundamentally bad, so unpromising, so booby-trapped for failure, that I wonder if there has ever been a society so badly deluded … Continue reading

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R. Crumb’s A Short History of America

http://www.kunstler.com/Grunt_Crumbshorthistory.html

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