Ponder what it means that half of all the oil ever burned has been burned over the past 22 years and ask yourself where the supplies will come from to fund the next 22 years. Thanks to Adam Smith and those who followed him, especially the current neoclassical economic theologians, we've seen such an increase in the world’s wealth and population that it's hard to imagine life … [Read more...]
Stars of Peak Oil
Here you'll find pieces ranging from short articles to long in-depth interviews offering a deeper glimpse into the leading writers, bloggers and activists on peak oil, Transition and re-localized economies. Subjects include Nicole Foss, James Howard Kunstler, Michael Ruppert, Dmitry Orlov and many, many more.
In Episode #192 of the Kunstlercast which aired February 2nd, James Howard Kunstler and Duncan Crary have done us all a great favor by interviewing noted petroleum geologist, Arthur Berman. Berman’s popular in the peak oil world. In addition to his day job as a petroleum geologist and consultant, he's on the board of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and an editorial … [Read more...]
On this, the first birthday of Transition Voice Magazine, we're burning a celebratory candle atop a chocolate covered peak-ocalypse cake. Boy does it feel good. One year ago today We launched Transition Voice one year ago with the lofty (or crazy) aim of adding a new perspective to the peak oil conversation. We wanted a perspective that was a little less about industry … [Read more...]
Just after the release of his newest book, The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, I sat down with Richard Heinberg via Skype to get his take on what needs to happen to shift the conversation on peak oil and peak debt. The interview follows. LC: Thanks for taking some time to talk to me again. RH: Sure. LC: Did you consult an astrologer on the … [Read more...]
Though we've had Transition Voice for almost a year now, last month was the first time I talked to Russian-American peak oil and economic analyst Dmitry Orlov, whose popular website, Club Orlov, offers both his own thoughts, and a vigorous community of like-minded readers. Because Orlov takes a more skeptical, less forgiving look at collapse, I think I might have been tuning … [Read more...]