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Starvation Diet

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“It’s important to recognize that net zero demands a transformation of the entire economy.” – Larry Fink (emphasis added) We are on the cusp of a significant mass starvation event of our own making. Soon, tens of millions of the world’s most impoverished people will die from an inability to feed themselves, while many of […]

U.S. says all options ‘on the table’ to tackle energy crunch

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday said all “tools are always on the table” to tackle tight energy supply conditions in the market. The department made the comment amid questions about whether the Biden administration is considering tapping into its strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) or pursuing a ban on oil exports to bring […]

Keeping something in reserve

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THE challenge of climate change is an existential crisis. Not for humanity, but for capitalism. The energy consumption of our societies relies on the extraction of fossil fuels. Existing reserves of coal, crude oil and gas all formed slowly over millions of years. Though these fuels may seem unnatural, they are organic in origin: layers […]

Thousands of scientists, academics call for fossil fuel ‘non-proliferation treaty’

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More than two thousand leading scientists and academics have called on world leaders to commit to a new fossil fuel ‘non-proliferation treaty’, committing to urgently phase out the use of coal, gas and oil in response to the emerging threats posed by climate change. The open letter has been delivered to UN secretary-general António Guterres, […]

China to auction off state crude oil reserves for first time

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China plans its first public auction of state crude oil reserves to a select group of domestic refiners, the reserves administration announced, as Beijing looks to cool high raw material costs for manufacturers. The releases will take place in phases and are intended for integrated refining and chemical plants, the National Food and Strategic Reserves […]

The fire in the ashes of America’s Afghanistan defeat

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America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan has ended. U.S. President Joe Biden eloquently defended the withdrawal by chiding U.S. proteges in the collapsed Afghan government for their failure to fight for themselves. But America’s haphazard withdrawal from Afghanistan also put an end to 20 years of the war on terror, which mobilized U.S. allies and other […]

China’s Conflicting Climate and Economic Goals Roil Commodities

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China’s efforts to thread the needle between an often conflicting array of environmental, economic, social and geopolitical objectives are playing out in increasingly unpredictable global commodity markets. The world’s biggest consumer of raw materials, and a major producer of some of them, is attempting to curb carbon emissions and conserve electricity, while at the same […]

America’s Energy Strategy is Bonkers

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“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the […]

Extinction Rebellion occupy Norway’s oil ministry

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Scores of Extinction Rebellion activists blocked access to Norway’s oil and energy ministry for more than five hours on Monday, before police cleared the demonstration and made arrests. Around 17 campaigners, some with “Ban oil” written on their palms, occupied the ministry’s reception, while dozens of others demonstrated outside, stopping people getting into the building […]

Can democracy survive peak oil?

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Preface.  This is a book review of Howard Bucknell’s Energy and the National Defense.  University of Kentucky Press. Bucknell was amazingly prescient as you’ll see in this review, especially about why democracy might not survive the energy crisis. Though it turns out the U.S. may not need an energy crisis to descend into totalitarianism. It’s […]

The ‘Montreal Protocol’ Designed To Heal the Ozone Layer May Have Also Fended Off Several Degrees of Warming

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In 1987, dozens of nations adopted the Montreal Protocol, agreeing to phase out the use of chlorofluorocarbons and other chemicals used in refrigerants, solvents, and other industrial products that were breaking down Earth’s protective ozone layer. It was a landmark achievement, the most successful example of nations pulling together in the face of a complex, […]

Is Carbon Neutral Oil Really Possible?

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The industry needs to address questions such as “which emissions are accounted for, what methodology is employed in the emissions measurement and verification, and how the emissions are priced—either through a carbon credit or a carbon tax WHAT IS CARBON NEUTRAL? The terms ‘carbon neutral’, ‘carbon off-set’ or ‘carbon off-set compensation’ indicate that company has […]

The Global Elite’s Plan to Radically Remake Our Economic and Social Lives

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The Great Reset is upon us…or at least the powers that be are trying to bring it out. What was once a fringe “conspiracy theory” is now on display plain as day for everyone to see. The economic, political, academic, and media elites around the world are leveraging the chaos, confusion, and restrictions on liberty from […]

Nord Stream 2 ‘Deal’ Is Not An American Concession, It’s Admission Of Defeat

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After much arm-twisting, bullying and foghorn diplomacy towards its European allies, the United States appears to have finally given up on trying to block the giant Nord Stream 2 project with Russia. What an epic saga it has been, revealing much about American relations with Europe and Washington’s geopolitical objectives, as well as, ultimately, the historic decline […]

Gail Tverberg : To Be Sustainable, Green Energy Must Generate Adequate Taxable Revenue

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What allows any type of energy to be sustainable? I would argue that one of the requirements for sustainability is adequate production of taxable revenue. Company managements depend upon taxable revenue for many purposes, including funding new investments and paying dividends to shareholders. Governments depend upon taxable income to collect enough taxes to provide infrastructure […]

Kunstler: The Ice-Cream Flavor Next Time

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A nation mesmerized by its own weakness wanly celebrated the long-ago and faraway memory of standing up for itself, while it passively endures the current orgy of tyrannical cancellation and suppression of anyone talking back to the present folks-in-charge. Over just a few years, this tyranny has grown like a toxic slime mold from such […]

New York City Hates Nuclear Power And Natural Gas – Now They Have To Turn Off Their Air Conditioners

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New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant was banned on April 30th of this year – because the ruling political party and the environmental lobbyists who guide decisions convinced themselves that solar was ready to fill the gap. Now the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has told residents they need to shut […]

Why the World Can’t Afford an Oil War

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It wouldn’t be an oil meeting without brinkmanship, but the stakes are high for the world economy as OPEC+ ministers resume talks today on an output agreement. Until a last-minute objection by the United Arab Emirates, the oil cartel and its allies thought they had a deal to boost monthly supplies by 400,000 barrels a day between August and […]

Munger and Roberts on Recycling, Peak Oil and Steroids

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podcast: EconTalk Mike Munger, of Duke University, and EconTalk host Russ Roberts clean up some loose ends from their previous conversation on recycling, move on to talk about the idea of buying local to reduce one’s carbon footprint and then talk about the idea of peak oil. They close the conversation with the Rick Ankiel […]

G7 Nations Promise Decarbonization

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The world’s wealthiest large democracies issued a joint communiqué that stressed the need for drastic action to end the pandemic and counter China. President Biden then had tea with Queen Elizabeth and said the monarch reminded him of his mother. Here’s what you need to know: G7 leaders come together on a global minimum tax […]

The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is Dead

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The Canadian company behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline called it quits on the project Wednesday, ending a decadelong standoff over the $8 billion pipeline that promised to transport 830,000 barrels of crude oil across the American plains each day. The decision to end construction on the project, which was first proposed by Alberta-based TC […]

The Lie That A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Possible

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Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar has once again been the center of an artificial controversy launched in bad faith, this time over a tweet where she mentioned the United States and Israel in the same breath as Hamas and the Taliban as perpetrators of “unthinkable atrocities”. “We must have the same level of accountability and justice […]

The Eugenical Highway

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‘Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.’ – Hermann […]

It’s wrong to blame ‘overpopulation’ for climate change

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“Why is the impact of population growth infrequently mentioned? A couple producing more than two children will impact carbon emissions to a greater degree than any other activity. That impact cannot be offset by any practicable lifestyle change; switching to vegetarianism doesn’t come close to balance the scales.” — James, Lebanon, Pa. When the Census […]

Why Biden’s War On Gas And Oil Is A Crippling Pipe Dream

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Ignoring the graphic lesson of the havoc a pipeline shutdown can bring, Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is trying to close the operations of a critical oil-and-gas pipeline that serves Canada and the Midwest. Her stated rationale doesn’t hold oil, er, water. Her real rationale is hostility to the oil and natural gas industry—a hostility that […]

Has IEA Resorted to Political Gimmickry?

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On May 18, the International Energy Agency (IEA) unveiled a report that it claims is the “world’s first comprehensive study” of how to achieve a net-zero emissions energy system by 2050. In a press release the IEA contends its report outlines a plan for reaching that goal while “ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, providing […]

Was Ruppert Right?

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We are just over a hundred days into the Biden Administration and already there is a series of “crisis” taking place. Immigration, war in the middle east, a gas shortage, domestic terrorism, cyber-attacks, and a pandemic that was supposed to end after a two-week lockdown that extended to a year and a half in parts […]

David Suzuki: Stop The Spread

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In 1970, most nations joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to make the world safer from humanity’s worst self-destructive impulses (only India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and South Sudan are not signatories). Now the world faces a threat as great as or greater than nuclear weapons: global warming. That’s led to calls for […]

The Stiff Price of Weaponizing Energy for Political Gain

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Before Russia weaponized energy with the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries had the monopoly on holding global economies at bay by raising prices or constraining supply at will. But now there is a more insidious strain of weaponizing energy since it incorporates fear […]

Mexican Power Plants Boost Dirty Fuel Oil Use, Shun Natural Gas

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Fuel that is so dirty that the global shipping industry banned its use last year is being burned at the highest level in three years in Mexican power plants. With the global shipping industry shunning sulfurous fuel oil to curb emissions, storage tanks in Mexico are overflowing with the stuff. The solution for Mexico is […]

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@nathanpboston Climate change, as an issue, is obsolete. There's nothing more that can be done. It's too late. Global Crude Oil Production Peaked Nov 2018, & has now entered a phase of terminal decline. (cf. M. King Hubbert). There is nothing left to keep in the ground. #Collapse #PeakOil

test Twitter Media - @nathanpboston Climate change, as an issue, is obsolete. There's nothing more that can be done. 
It's too late. 

Global Crude Oil Production Peaked Nov 2018, & has now entered a phase of terminal decline. (cf. M. King Hubbert).

There is nothing left to keep in the ground.

#Collapse #PeakOil

"How to manage effluent discharge treatment when you cannot get the #chemicals you need because of unavoidable #supplychain failure."… #peakoil #water westerners will highly likely kill one another like they claimed from those they called/call savages...!