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17 January 2014 @ 03:39 pm
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.  
US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis [The Guardian]
Lewis also referred to US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showing that although global crude oil exports increased "year on year from 2001 to 2005", they "peaked in 2005 and have been trending down since 2009." Lewis attributed this trend to rapidly rising populations in the Middle East which has led to escalating domestic oil consumption, effectively eating into the quantity of oil available to export onto world markets.

[thus confirming the Exportland Model]

The IEA report also shows that despite oil industry investment trebling in real terms since 2000 (an increase of around 200-300%), this has translated into an oil supply increase of just 12%.

[clear evidence of peak]
See also: Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us from 2004.

Global temperatures to rise 4 degrees by 2100 [The Economic Times, quoting a researcher who recently published in Nature]

James Inhofe interrupts Senate unemployment debate to blame climate change on God [Raw Story]

Slowly, Water Is Flowing Again In West Virginia [NPR]
Phrases such as "light at the end of the tunnel" are being used by officials in West Virginia as they give about 300,000 people there hope that they'll soon be able to use the water that's supplied to their homes and businesses.

It was last Thursday, as we reported, when a chemical used in coal processing leaked into the Elk River near Charleston and then into the region's water supply system. Residents and businesses across nine counties were warned not to use the water coming from their taps because the chemical — methylcyclohexene methanol — can cause severe burning in the throat, vomiting and skin blistering.
"Clean coal," LOL
(Anonymous) on January 18th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
We're fucked. There is absolutely no way humans can survive the projected temperature increases - which are not 4C but 11C by 2100. Nothing in the biosphere will survive this, and I mean "nothing".

Read Malcom Light's papers if you need an update on what the actual science is really now saying.