October 2013

Monthly Archives

  • Global Squeeze Plays

    Sadly, the graphs below have a similar pattern. In each case, the lines closing together coincide with increasing political unrest. There’s much more to the story from the resource shortage angle, but standard journalism is not designed to probe that deeply very often. Graphs are from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, Gail Tverberg spotted […]

  • The Compression Issue

    Economic growth depends on expanding use of physical resources, but it has been the easiest and fastest road to improved quality of life – or to a high life that we think is quality at the time. We became really good at it. The Chinese miracle converted resources to economic development and their tidal wave […]