liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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2010 year end summary from PCI

What a wild ride 2010 has been! A Gulf oil rig blows up; a West Virginia coal mine explosion kills 29; Greece and Ireland teeter on the edge of default; governments around the world rearrange the deck chairs through austerity measures and quantitative easing; the hottest year on record creates catastrophic floods and fires across the globe; the International Energy Agency finally acknowledges peak oil (saying that it happened five years ago!); and US midterm elections promise another two years of gridlock and political grandstanding.

from the Post Carbon Institute

also interesting, a view of where we are in the pattern of resource and culture:
http://www.postcarbon.org/article/178709-the-end-of-growth
Tags: america, climate change, energy, greece, ireland, new year, oil, the long emergency
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