Farming and the Collapse of Complex Societies

              Meanwhile down on the farm………….I will try to do a little farm blogging as time permits. Last week was not a good one as we lost 2 lambs to Clostridium Perfringens, a killer of lambs who aren’t vaccinated. Clostridium lives in the soil. One variety causes Tetanus as well as food poisoning.. WeContinue reading “Farming and the Collapse of Complex Societies”

Covid -19 Community Preparedness

Covid-19 : Supply Chains and Disaster  Preparedness. We here in Jackson Hole are way past starting a discussion on instituting disaster preparedness for the upcoming Corona Virus which is likely to pay us an unwelcome visit this year. I have discussed supply chains and how they impact life here in my blogs and in previousContinue reading “Covid -19 Community Preparedness”

The Plastic Problem

  In previous posts I have covered decarbonization of energy and it is high time to continue to look at the  complex interconnected global industrial system focusing on one of its dominant components: Plastics. It is past time to cover Dematerialization of plastics.       Who can forget the key line of the 1967 movie TheContinue reading “The Plastic Problem”

Growth is the Cause of Global Climate Change

  It is time to get serious about Global Climate Change by looking at the root cause: GROWTH. Global climate change/Warming has been the focus of world wide demonstrations primarily by the youth kickstarted by Times’s person of the year, sixteen year old Gretta Thunberg.  Children like Gretta will inherit this mess. Most adults don’tContinue reading “Growth is the Cause of Global Climate Change”

Review of OIL, POWER, and WAR by Matthieu Auzanneau

In this post I am just pasting a review of an amazing book about Oil. The author is a French citizen and the book is a translation recently released. It is far more than just a history of the oil industry such as Yergin’s The Prize published in 1990. I submitted this review to AmazonContinue reading “Review of OIL, POWER, and WAR by Matthieu Auzanneau”