"The logic of growth that underlies this society is fundamentally flawed,” Carlsson said. “It’s the logic of the cancer cell — it makes no sense."
"Exposure to air pollution results in an estimated 7 million deaths each year, said the World Health Organization (WHO), double its previous estimate. This suggests that air pollution—indoor, outdoor, or both—caused 1 in 8 deaths worldwide in 2012."
Has crude oil production already peaked? →
The oil from deep shales (properly called “tight oil”) is allowing production to grow in the United States even as production sinks elsewhere in the world. Other countries having shales containing oil will likely try to exploit them. But, the retirement party will only be a few years later for them as a result.
Despite what the public is being led to believe, oil wells in deep shales suffer from very high annual production decline rates—40 percent per year compared to the worldwide average of 4 percent. This implies that swiftly rising production will be followed by equally swiftly declining production in a compressed time frame—a classic boom-bust pattern.
Guardian of the Kingdoms of God.
This is just spectacular.
From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”. 1500s.