Monthly Archives: August 2009

What’s “Energy Security” Really Mean?

It all depends. Since 1973, “energy security” has been a source of debate. Much like “sustainable development” It means different things to different people. Since the 1991 US National Energy policy, the issue of energy security has been tied to … Continue reading

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Consuming the Earth

Evidence is accumulating that human society as it currently operates is not sustainable. However, untangling just what is unsustainable about how humans live on Earth is very complex and therefore attracts more beliefs than data. Leftists complain that capitalism is … Continue reading

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Will it All End with a Bang or a Whimper?

The cruel reality of T. S. Eliot’s poetry is appropriate. How will it all end? Will we collapse into chaos or can we manage a slow descent. George Monbiot and Paul Kingsnorth both think that we are doomed. But they … Continue reading

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