Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Controversial UT professor warns of earth's end

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For those new to resource depletion and the issues surrounding the subject, a good related book to read would be Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Or you may also go to the dieoff site listed/linked over off to the right of this blog.

I don't really believe in killing us all off intentionally either, as this professor also agrees. Likewise, I just recognize the fact that we humans are like bacteria in a petrie dish. Once it gets too crowded in the dish, the bacteria start to turn on one another and eat eachother until they all die-off. Think of the world as the petrie dish. It's either this or try to willingly and collectively control our population rates. Let the elderly die peacefully and comfortably if there are no cures, and those of child-bearing age avoid pregnancy unless it is planned! It's quite simple and would take some time but it could work. I simply don't believe that war nor abortion is a desirable means of population control. However, each avenue seems to be used more than anything else. "Are humans smarter than yeast?????" Thanks for the quote Bob.

Snapshots of my learning experiences on living more simply

This is an older picture from earlier in the spring. I hope to make some wine out of these grapes someday. The grapevine has much more foilage right at the moment but unfortunately no grapes yet (unless the birds are eating them) Click here for some newer pictures I posted recently in my Picture Place!

Purdue University: Fast-growing trees could take root as future energy source

Forget corn! The nitrogen from the waste needs to be replenished back into the soil for future planting via tilling! How is the arable land going to be replenished if we take the corn's waste for renewable fuels? Click here for a possible alternative.

ASPO: 5th International Conference on Oil & Gas Depletion

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Peddle Car Revised

Does anybody remember the peddle car of the '70s? Well it has returned. Or has it ever left? This is a link to a promotional video for the rhoades car. Note that you can't peddle fast enough to get a breeze in your hair, how they have to keep roller skating to help with the fun of being pulled along the back, and how they peddle up to the drive-up window! Actually, I think it looks like it would be a great source of exercise and fun! I always wanted my family to buy one when I was a kid.

Anything to promote powering down, I say!