Monthly Archives: October 2006

Global Ecosystem Collapse – WWF Report

Every other year, the World Wildlife Fund publishes the Living Planet Report, which charts trends in the world’s ecosystem biodiversity and the human ecological footprint. The most recent report update released Oct 24th, 2006 warns of a worldwide ecosystem collapse within 50 years. The WWF report urges that we must […] Read the original post […]

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World Oil Reserves and Supply Statistics

Global oil resources are at times difficult to measure. World oil statistics are available from a variety of sources, but no one can make an accurate prediction of when and where new oil deposits will be found, or how much oil exists in these unknown locations. In order to be […] Read the original post […]

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2006 Boston ASPO World Oil Conference

The 2006 Boston World Oil Conference will be held October 27th and 28th at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts . Time for Action: A Midnight Ride for Peak Oil is co-hosted by ASPO-USA and Boston University. ASPO USA announces the second “Dialogue with the Experts,” a high-level conference to discuss […] Read the original post […]

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Low Gas Prices = Demand Increase

Americans are celebrating plunging gasoline prices by hitting the roads. After barely rising during the summer months, gasoline demand rose swiftly in September, the American Petroleum Institute said Wednesday. Deliveries of gasoline to U.S. service stations, a proxy for demand, rose more than 4% in September from the same month […] Read the original post […]

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Global Oil Addiction Alternatives

The economic growth of many nations is exclusively linked to the international oil production economy. This fact results in increased resouce competition between the great powers, and as we have seen in recent U.S. foreign policy, war and conflict are born from these factors. The growing energy needs of Asian […] Read the original post […]

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Has Oil Production ‘Peaked’ Too Soon?

Recent oil reserve discoveries are leading some to wonder if the peak oil theory is off target in it’s predictions for world oil depletion. Predicting the end of oil is not an easy or even particularly scientific process. Predicting the impact of the oil decline is even more difficult. This […] Read the original post […]

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Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Due to Human Activity

The first direct evidence linking human activity to the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves is published this week in the Journal of Climate. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (Belgium) reveal that stronger westerly […] Read the original post […]

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What is Peak Oil?

What is Peak Oil? The term “peak oil” is used to describe the point at which the earth’s supply of oil will no longer be able to meet our energy needs. Oil is not a renewable energy source, and therefore can and will be exhausted at some point in the […] Read the original post […]

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Military Oil Usage Statistics

The United States Military is the the world’s largest fuel-burning entity. More than half of the defense department’s fuel budget is spent on fueling the U.S. Air Force. The Navy consumes about one third of defense oil resources and the Army uses around 12%. 25% of military energy is used […] Read the original post […]

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Fossil Fuel Energy Solutions

It is going to take a monumental change in thinking and habits in order to reduce our dependance on oil as an energy source. At the point of peak production we will find ourselves scrambling to compete for what fuel supplies remain. How will we deal with this crisis? The […] Read the original post […]

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