Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping Texas

Summary: The farmers and ranchers of Texas exhaust its groundwater as they suffer from a severe drought, which activists blame our burning of fossil fuels. What do scientists say? How severe is the drought? What are its causes? How will this reshape Texas? It's another test case of our ability to see and adapt to … Continue reading Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping Texas

Bad news for India, probably for China, perhaps for the US as well

Peak water might be a more serious problem -- and perhaps happening sooner -- than peak oil.  NASA satellites provide more evidence of the danger.   But as the comment at the end notes, profitable but unsustainable agriculture is the underlying cause of the problem -- and ending it will be the eventual result (but hardly … Continue reading Bad news for India, probably for China, perhaps for the US as well

Fears of flying into the future

Climate change, peak oil, 4GW, social decay, ecological collapse, economic collapse, pandemics of new and old diseases ... The doomsters seem to have taken control of our newspapers, as the list goes on and on, raising the question "How can civilization survive until next week?" Imagine picking up the morning paper, coffee cup in hand. … Continue reading Fears of flying into the future