Category Archives: Natural Resources

Issues affecting our natural environment

World Oil Production – Our Finite World

Just a note on a blog we’ve discussed before.   A perceptive analysis of our civilization’s current status in tapping its finite oil reservoir has been posted on Our Finite World.  It is called World Oil Production at 3/31/2014–Where Are We … Continue reading

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Is Copper entering crisis mode?

Under current exponential exploitation, copper supplies will peak by mid 21st century. A recent study indicates that we may run out of economical copper by mid century.  This detailed analysis, using a painstakingly gathered database, has been discussed in the … Continue reading

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Do you follow Our Finite World?

Our Finite World is an outstanding blog that studies issues related to resource depletion from a financial actuary’ view. Gail Tverberg writes Our Finite World.   It is a blog strongly engaged in the problems we are and will be facing … Continue reading

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People are changing the world climate

Could write ten thousand words supporting the stand for anthropologically caused climate change. (LastTechAge  is  something of a science blog.) But that’s been done.  Here is a good recent one: Why Reddit Banned Climate Denialist Comments, by Nathan Allen, editor … Continue reading

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Water, Groundwater and XL

Water reserves in the Midwest are an endangered resource.  XL performance will disrupt both our national food supply and the water for many cities. High Plains Aquifer is dangerously depleted in large regions.  This was the message by Michael Wines … Continue reading

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Reject Keystone XL. It is about US ecology, not global climate

The US State Department released its Keystone XL pipeline report.  Guess what?  It concluded that accepting or rejecting XL would have little affect on world climate. XL – pretty small stuff.  The State Department report is right as far as … Continue reading

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Keystone XL is not about climate change, Joe Nocera

The argument against the XL pipeline is based on US interests, should not be about climate change. Joe Nocera published a column in the Feb 19 (2013) print edition of the New York Times. He explains why we must support the XL … Continue reading

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