What kind of skill sets does one need to be of best help to addressing climate change? It would seem like the most obvious choice is to major in environmental science. Otherwise, maybe political science to deal with legislators and capital hill? Or "who cares what you study undergrad" and go to law school?
Just how bad peak oil will be? Will there be an end American (and global) economic growth? [more inside]
What are your favorite literary texts about oil and oil capitalism? I'm looking for anything from traditional realism to noir to science fiction, from poetry to film to comic books to video games to philosophy and theory. Anything could work. Bonus points if the focus is on globalization and/or Peak Oil and resource scarcity. [more inside]
What, or where could I find out, are the most common guns and ergo the most common types of ammunition in the United States? [more inside]
So the price of oil is ridiculously low right now. But since we're running out of the stuff in the mid-to-long-term, can you explain to me why i shouldn't pour a nice big chunk of my investment egg into oil futures? [more inside]
Does it take longer to fill up a gas tank when the price goes up by 25%? [more inside]
I'd like to understand the difference between "equity-accounted entities" and "subsidiaries" in oil company reserves replacement reports, and how to spot if the distinction is being used to mask underperformance in hydrocarbon replacement. [more inside]
I'm looking for a fairly recent book about leadership during times of major change written by a female author. [more inside]
As a "peak aware" twenty something with parents within range of retirement, I've been persuading my family over the last five years to plan for a future with dramatically reduced energy supply. I want us to start a long-term transition to green -- and more importantly, I want us to live in a community that's green or at least capable of making a similar transition. (We currently live in hot pink Miami.) I don't just mean I want to feel good about recycling, but I don't quite mean an intentional community like Earthaven, which would be a step too far for my family. How can I find a community that has the elements necessary for localized, self-sufficient living? Search advice and specific endorsements are both welcome. [more inside]
Why have the gas prices fallen rapidly in the last few weeks? [more inside]
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
How do I get my bike lock open? [more inside]
Are there any environmentally friendly ways to use coal as an energy source? Bonus points if these methods are economically plausible. If none exist currently, is there any interesting research being done?
Peak oil, oil shale and tar sands. Is peak oil a concern? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good refutation of "Peak Oil". Articles about the certainty/validity of Peak Oil are not hard to come by, but I have yet to find a decent opposing view. I'm open to the possibility that these claims have basis, but I feel as though my reading on the topic is skewed heavily in favor of it.
Can anyone enlighten me as to a more detailed account of the premise behind Mad Max 2? [more inside]