Newsfare for Smaller Screens
Larger Print for Mature Eyes

Search Newsfare
Weblogs, with Update Times
Daily Kos • 11 min ago
Hullabaloo by Digby • 25 min ago
Boing Boing • 1 hr ago
Eschaton by Atrios • 5 hr ago
Talking Points Memo • 6 hr ago
Energy Bulletin • 13 hr ago
Emptywheel • 15 hr ago
The Raw Story •
Huffington Post • 901 days ago
The Oil Drum •
Fafblog • 1994 days ago
War and Piece •
European Tribune • 3078 days ago
Counterpunch • 3078 days ago
Firedoglake • 3079 days ago
Duck of Minerva • 3079 days ago
The Automatic Earth • 3092 days ago

Recommended Indy Posts
Permalink Article
Next, A Restructured World
David Fleming, like Michael Ruppert, believes it is now too late to mitigate the approaching global petroleum shortfall. The few people who realize what is about to happen can only prepare themselves for a world in which fuel is an increasingly scarce commodity.

Part of the difficulty for those who do understand is that many others are likely to react badly when confronted with the crisis.

In 1978 the Ecology Party, now the Green Party, had its office in my flat in Hampstead. I was a member of the team that wrote a pamphlet called The Reckoning… We felt there was about a quarter of a century left in which to prepare for the moment when this mad and reckless pyramid collapsed, and the pamphlet proposed a comprehensive reform of energy and industry, of society, of land and culture, beginning straight away, to prepare for a world after oil. What a pity no one took any notice.

An irreversible energy shortage is due to break in the near future. It would not be all that damaging if there had been between 25 and 50 years of intensive preparation. In the event, we will be lucky if denial ends in time to give us a notice period of 25 months. It might be as short as 25 days.

When it does hit, and when oil famine is joined with the other problems on the way, we will need to respond to it as to an avalanche. There is no point in trying to stop it; instead: survive; think; start again on safer ground and on totally different principles.

Fleming provides here an excellent primer for the oil depletion situation. To put the matter simply, over the next few years the world will start running out of fuel. There is nothing that can be done now to prevent serious problems as a result. Some of the details are complex, but that is the key point.

We are headed for scary and difficult times. If you understand the basics of what is about to happen — and why — at least you will not personally be taken by surprise.

Fleming’s article is an excellent place to start learning.

—Ralph    |   |

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by
Cached Apr 25, 2017, 4:12 am (all times Eastern US)
Reuters News

North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

Turkish military says struck PKK targets in Iraq's Sinjar and northeast Syria

German foreign minister calls Netanyahu threat to cancel meeting 'regrettable'

Taiwan eyes U.N. health meet, risks setback in China ties

Waymo testing self-driving car ride service in Arizona

Government costs could rise $2.3 billion without Obamacare payments: study

Ukraine cuts power supply to separatist region, blaming unpaid debts

Japan's ruling party heavyweight to attend China's New Silk Road summit

Roadside bomb kills at least 10 people in minibus, Pakistan official says

Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

Five Iraqi Peshmerga fighters killed by mistake in raid on PKK: Kurdish sources

Kenya bus, tanker crash kills 24: police

At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb Pakistan, official says

East Coast refiners eye Texas oil as North Dakota alternative

Not an inside job: How two analysts became SEC whistleblowers

For Wells Fargo directors, narrow wins may not be enough

Arkansas carries out first double execution in U.S. since 2000

Looming risks subdue Asia stock investors after stellar quarter

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

U.S. judge lifts stay on second Arkansas execution

China says fewer graft suspects fleeing as controls stepped up

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown looms

U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

Senate gives limited resources to Russia election-meddling probe

Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution

Spy agencies from 'Five eyes' gather in New Zealand: PM, sources

Chile rocked by 6.9-magnitude quake; no major damage reported

Students sue UC Berkeley over canceled Ann Coulter speech

Radioactive material stolen in Mexico, search on: officials

Scots don't want another independence vote: Kantar poll

Major 7.1 quake strikes off Chile's coast, rocks capital

Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial

Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group: Israeli official

FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

Senate confirms Trump's agriculture secretary

State Department website posts article on Trump's Florida resort

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush staying in hospital few more days

Democratic state attorneys general decry student loan rework by Republicans

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

Trump-backed Navy expansion would boost costs some $400 billion over 30 years: study

Sudan accuses South Sudan president of meeting rebels

Up in Smoke: Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Former Haiti coup leader pleads guilty in U.S. drug case

UC Berkeley sued over postponement of Ann Coulter speech

EU executive urges change of tack in relations with Turkey

Trump tax push raises questions about scope of his 'reform'

Gulf states must donate to avert famine in Yemen: U.N.

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law

Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea

Two Bundy supporters convicted in Nevada: attorney

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

Ex-Eaton Vance portfolio manager to plead guilty to fraud in U.S. court

Le Pen's run-off campaign targets far left and right

Trump urges U.N. reform to make U.S. investment worthwhile

Notes found by ex-NFL star Hernandez's body turned over to family

War crimes court unseals arrest warrant for Gaddafi aide

New Orleans removes first of four statues deemed racially offensive

U.N. 'horrified' by video showing killing of experts in Congo

N.Y. appeals court to review conviction of ex-Goldman programmer

White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

At 'sit-ins' and barricades, Venezuela protesters try to keep momentum

Irish court to consider Brexit reversibility case on May 31

Trump: Time to remove 'blindfolds'; U.N. must ready new North Korea sanctions

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

Ex-Goldman programmer wins right to appeal conviction

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

U.S. State Department appoints Fox News anchor as spokeswoman

UK election cuts time for Brexit talks, key EU lawmaker says

Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'

Former Magyar Telekom executives settle FCPA charges with U.S. SEC

Anti-Semitic acts spiked since Trump election win, watchdog says

U.S. top court won't review Houston police shooting 'waistband' defense

Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban

Venezuelan opposition seeks new strategy as unrest enters fourth week

Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines

Kenya arrests suspects in shooting of conservationist

Merkel ally Seehofer staying on for 'difficult' German election

Funeral set for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Aid agencies call for life-saving support to Yemen

Albania opposition blocks roads, wants technocrat government

Le Pen attacks Macron on security ahead of French presidency runoff

Israel indicts U.S.-Israeli teen over bomb threats

Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump at White House in mid-May

German court orders 10 be tried for 2010 'Love Parade' deaths

Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan

U.S., Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games'

As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel

Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline

St. Louis wins U.S. approval to explore airport privatization

Migrant boat sinks off Greece's Lesbos, five dead: Athens News Agency

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide slams Macron

Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack

UK Conservatives pledge energy price cap, hitting utility shares

China clamps down on excess steel as Japan decries Trump 'protectionism'

Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC

U.S. defense secretary in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to craft policy

Hong Kong court grants bail to disgraced former leader Tsang

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

U.N. finds torture widespread in Afghanistan

U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

France's Macron favorite for presidency in runoff with Le Pen

Tesla?s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy

Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday

Eight North Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation: Human Rights Watch

Trump resorting to unilateralism with steel probe: China Daily

Pence trims Asia trip to deal with domestic priorities

At least 35 killed in drug violence across Mexico: officials

'Australia first' fortifies position of country's prime minister

American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Trump to set new executive orders on environment, energy this week

Macron must win big now to have a chance of fulfilling pledges

Becton Dickinson to acquire Bard for $24 billion

Toddler among five dead in New York house fire

Trump condemns anti-Semitism on Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

Europe's populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff

BD to acquire Bard in $24 billion medical tech deal

Peru evaluates expelling two foreigners for 'inciting' anti-mine protests

North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in Syria

Trump to speak with China's Xi, Japan's Abe on Sunday, official says

Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers: Kelly

Germany's Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal

Dolls, teddy bears return to eastern Mosul after Islamic State

Nine killed in drug gang shootout in Mexican mountain village: prosecutors

Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her

Germany approving far fewer Afghan asylum-seekers: newspaper

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Conservatives hold 22-point lead ahead of UK election: ICM poll

Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

U.S. watching piracy increase off Somalia, sees ties to famine

Liberal Maldives blogger stabbed to death

Congo rights group urges attorney general to investigate costly passports

Saudi Arabia restores perks to state employees, boosting markets

Italy prosecutor says rescue boats in contact with people smugglers

Russia hacked Danish defense for two years, minister tells newspaper

Germany's AfD picks leaders for election drive, seen shifting right

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

Gunmen wound celebrated conservationist Gallmann in Kenya

Radical options on offer as French vote nears climax

Choice between extremes as French vote nears climax

Big catch-up for Merkel's party in most populous German state: poll

Holidays, burka bans, Brexit vote - UK parties set out election stalls

German anti-immigrant party picks leaders for election drive

Trump to sign energy executive orders on Friday: official

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at New York film panel

Trump warns Democrats Obamacare will die without cash infusion

Few clues on casualties at site of huge U.S. bomb in Afghanistan

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to former IS areas

France's place in Europe at issue in vote for president

White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

Restored Saudi state perks may avert recession, help economic reforms

Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan

Syrian army, allies gain ground against rebels north of Hama

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army

Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

Labour leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria air strikes if elected

Three Iraqi policemen killed in suicide attack south of Mosul

French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe

Britain's ruling Conservatives to focus on Brexit, energy in poll: minister

Morocco summons Algeria envoy over Syrian refugees

Israeli fire kills three in Syria at pro-government military base: militia, monitor

Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans: Schaeuble

Philippine troops kill three more militants on tourist island

France votes in cliffhanger presidential election

Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

Six bodies found buried in ditch outside Mexico's Acapulco

March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.

May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory

German conservatives urge end to EU-Turkey talks after pro-Erdogan vote

Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues: Mnuchin

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

Saudi royal decree sacks civil service, information ministers

Japan's Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves

May's Conservatives at 50 percent in poll, highest since 1991

Mexico kills Gulf cartel boss in Reynosa shootout

Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

On Earth Day, an environment-minded Republican turns to birds

Trump visits wounded U.S. service members at military hospital

EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

IMF members delete anti-protectionism pledge, keep currency commitments

Mnuchin urges IMF to enhance FX surveillance

Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles: official

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes

Trump says to visit wounded U.S. veterans at Washington-area hospital

Thousands turn out for March for Science in U.S. cities

Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock PM Orban

Venezuela opposition march to honor those killed in violence

Man arrested at Paris train station after threatening police with knife

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Lebanese army says Islamic State leader killed, 10 arrested near border

Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base: officials

Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island: army

Thousands of ex-Taliban fighters may have entered Germany: report

Police injured in protests against right-wing AfD party congress

U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn?s rings

Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake two more western districts

U.S. scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel

Top critic of Philippine leader lauds policemen over cash-for-kills claim

Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times

Lebanese army arrests 10 suspected militants in raid near Syrian border

Vietnam land protesters free final hostages after city official visits
BBC News
NY Times News