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Posted by Big Gav

I'm having a night off, so no commentary, just links.

Anthropik note just how exceptional this years "once in a lifetime" hurricane season has been. Check out the animation of the full set here.

Monster hurricanes aren't the only obvious manifestation of global warming - Antarctica is melting too.

Steve at Deconsumption has been surveying the doomsayer world, including the fortune telling component (there is some troll baiting in the comments, for those who enjoy that particular spectator sport).

Jeff Vail has followed up his interesting little dissertation on Anti Economies (I hope regular readers at least understand the value of decentralisation, redundancy and diversity, particularly if you are concerned about the possibility of collapse, but if for those who don't, Jeff's stuff is worth studying and understanding) with a look at some of the underlying problems of the rush towards a flat earth.

Scrutiny Hooligans have constructed their own peak oil meta primer.

ABC Radio National has an interview on "Sustainable population" and peak oil.



Odograph has a list of Bush's top ten lies.

Resource investor has a look at a recent interview with oil investment sage Henry Groppe who believes we are near the peak and will be bumping along a plateau for a while. He isn't a believer in oil shale (me neither) but does see promise in oil sands for the time being (and that's where his money is).

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article on the recent Bioneers conference.

WorldChanging has a short note on large new wind farms in Brazil.

TreeHugger has a post on a Spanish company called Prosolmed that is testing a solar-power generation plant that tracks the sun throughout the day to always keep the panels at a right angle to the sun's rays.

Both WorldChanging and TreeHugger have posts on a new mobile renewable energy generator that can be used in disaster relief situations - and maybe would be handy to stick in your backyard if you fear the Olduvai Cliff

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