Saturday, July 29, 2006

Red Alert! Red Alert! Re: BTC Oil Pipeline Plan B??

The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil

Okay--I have my fast crash cap on now. This is an important article to read, so please do and explain it to your friends and family if the conversation comes up. They won't hear it on the major media sources.

Peak Oil bits & pieces from the net

I'm finding myself with a bit less time to keep up my blog than I used to, partially due to the newish full-time job I have now. I'm sure everyone feels this way alot of the time but I wish I could devote all of my time and energy towards sustainability and the issues surrounding peak oil. I think I would be most happy.

I've been saving some interesting links since I last blogged, in hopes of creating one entry including all of things I've come across which have been interesting to me. So here they are in no particular order and maybe you'll find them interestign or helpful, too.

First link is Google Trends for 'peak oil'. Looks like we're on a downward trend in hit for peak oil right now. I certainly can't understand why. It's a neat little graph anyway.

I've also found out through Tim of Suburbia via energybulletin that there is a peak oil group in Indiana called Bloomingpeak that has presented a statement to their local government to acknowledge peak oil! They are based out of Bloomington, one of Indiana's most progressive areas. Too bad they are soooo far away from where I live!

If you like any form of bluegrass/folk, you'll like this posted from a fellow list member on a yahoogroup. He thought it was an appropriate peak oil focused song about living "Lower on the Hog" of which he had a part in developing/recording some years ago. Good sound, Artie!

In other media, the independent media, energybulletin put up an article about a made for TV series on peak oil, community & sustainability. You can watch some of the series here from Global Public Media. I haven't watched them yet.

In the sustainability arena, someone has ordered one of these for their future outhouse! It looks affordable and inconspicuous enough to me. All it would need is a little sawdust and nobody would know any better.

Of other interest on the peak oil lists lately has been handpumps and water well drilling. This might come in handy someday but I'm not this far yet. I don't know if I ever will be. But I'll study it and try to keep some ideas in memory in case I need to.

Another sustainable practice I found on yahoo news, actually. There is a growing desire in some areas of the U.S. to replace concrete sidewalks with rubber sidewalks. Old tires are taken and recycled and layed as sidewalk! Read here for the advantages. The actual site is called I may have to get the city council's and mayor's attention on this one. Do you think this would be accepted in a historical downtown district? I wonder because everything has usually be specific to the era in materials and style.

I was looking for some Indiana peak oil people and I found this guy and his blog called

My yahoo group list has been discussing where the best place to live post-peak or mid-crash would be and I'm a little attracted to Ithaca, NY. Why? See here. I'm just kidding--it's not the *only* reason! It *does* look like a place I would like to live if I had a choice. The atmosphere, political climate, college-hosting place seems attractive.

Well, I must go now. Hope you enjoyed guided link trip and I'll be back when I find more little diddies. Someday, I might even post some gardening pictures when I buy more batteries and find some time. I also canned my first time last weekend. I canned pickles. I'll get some pictures of those, too, as well as the clothesline I just put up. Green beans are coming in now and I think I'll go out and buy myself a pressure cooker to try and can those. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Is 2006 the year of peak oil? The latest figures are suggesting it could be.....

I've also heard the latest stats from the government site is showing more demand than supply in the first quarter of this year. Someone suggested the thought that stored inventories may have been or are being used to meet demand.

With oil trading at highs of around $76/bbl today, I can't imagine what is going to happen if something catastrophic happens like widespread war in the ME or another major natural disaster like Katrina.

I bought a clothesline this past weekend. That's one goal met for the summer. I think I better splurge for the water filter ASAP. For some reason, having clean water is foremost on my mind, and I am not prepared in that respect! KI (Potassium Iodide) also comes to the forefront of my mind......don't have that yet, either. I probably should move that to the front burner, too.

Shell Plans Cleaner Second Generation of Biofuels

Click here for story from Planet Ark.

Good Reference Link:

Click here to see this new website. This is a new website created by a fellow yahoogroup list member for peak oil. There are alot of good references for books on various issues surrounding peak oil.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Click here. May be too political for some. There is a PBS newspiece clip by Bill Moyers from 1987 called "The Secret Government". Some other good video clips, too. Another about the dying coral reefs. This blog rocks!

Friday, July 07, 2006 Peak Oil Has Arrived/Crisis Imminent

Peak Oil Has Arrived/Crisis Imminent

There is a good link to information clearinghouse where there is a 12-minute video made by ABC Australia. Check it out. Probably won't see it anywhere in our media.

Gulf Times:: Oil prices seen soaring over $100, staying high

Article link from Qatar here.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Richard Heinberg's Open Letter to Greg Palast

Read it here. I like to read Greg Palast but if he is saying things like this about peak oil, he's very wrong, in my opinion.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Peak Oil Medicine

Since I'm a nurse, I thought this website might be an appropriate thing to reference on my blog. Scroll down and read "Modern Medicine Runs on Fossil Fuel". I don't think enough people realize the impact the decline of fossil fuels could have on our healthcare system.

Is Peak Oil a Myth?

Readers voice their opinions in a Dubai online news source called ITP Business