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by Erik
Sat May 16, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Not exactly a Peak Oil book, but should certainly appeal to those who like a bit of "end of civilisation" fiction. Incredibly readable. If you liked Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, you'll like this. Looks interesting, thanks for that. I've just ordered a whole bunch of apocalyptic fiction ...
by Erik
Tue May 05, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like we have a natural gas glut
Replies: 38
Views: 5392

I suppose it comes down to whether the US finds any economic or political advantage in using externally sourced gas/oil. Perhaps it's 'better' to burn another country's gas/oil whilst leaving yours in the ground? All this news about the US gas glut actually puts them in a better negotiating positio...
by Erik
Mon May 04, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like we have a natural gas glut
Replies: 38
Views: 5392

Doesn't that depend less on whether there's much gas available and more on whether there's an economy that wants to use it ;) It also depends on (among others): - whether or not US natural gas producers want to flood their home market with cheap gas to keep the price down (er, I don't think so!) or...
by Erik
Mon May 04, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like we have a natural gas glut
Replies: 38
Views: 5392

RalphW wrote:Won't help us much in the UK
Exactly.

Looks like they have a natural gas glut, as forecast by the EIA in their latest Annual Energy Outlook:

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by Erik
Sun May 03, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Uber doomer JG Ballard dies ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Ballard wrote:The Drought ... The Crystal world ... short stories ... the kindness of women...
Cheers Ballard (no relation?) :D
by Erik
Sun May 03, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like we have a natural gas glut
Replies: 38
Views: 5392

I think RGR's comments on this thread have been pretty informative and he did manage to contain himself and avoid stooping to the levels of condescension he is famed for. OK, it's not easy to forgive and forget someone who has been so disruptive in the past, but if he does manage to keep his posts &...
by Erik
Sat May 02, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: neat little idea...
Replies: 11
Views: 8186

hardworkinghippy wrote:Squinting to read this tiny writing....

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by Erik
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swine Fever - any thoughts?
Replies: 251
Views: 37923

Whatever happens, 2009 is going to be very, very interesting. And 2010 and 2011 and 2012 and 2013 (for those who believe there will still be a world to be lived in beyond 2012) etc. I don't think we will ever see another non-interesting year - there's just too much fascinating stuff going on all ov...
by Erik
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Uber doomer JG Ballard dies ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Hmm, I feel another book buying surge coming on, and it'll be handy to have a few new novels lying around the house just in case I get swine flu and end up quarantined for a few weeks. What do you all recommend from the Ballard back catalogue? So much to choose from... is "The Drought" any...
by Erik
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into the Best of Times
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into the Best of Time

Let’s face it: Our world’s gotta go sometime. Whether it’s due to mushroom clouds, asteroids, a mad supergenius, Jesus, newly sentient iPods, or Pod People, everything about life on Earth is going to change. And you should be psyched. APOCALYPSE HOW is a comprehensive cataclysmic guide that walks y...
by Erik
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Down to a Sunless Sea
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

Apparently World Made By Hand isn't much better for female characters. And he can't even claim the 1970s as an excuse. Really? I've not read it. So perhaps it was during the 1970's that Kunstler sowed his wild oats in those oh-so-formative years of his early twenties, and then never quite managed t...
by Erik
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Down to a Sunless Sea
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

I just read this book. Well worth reading if you can stomach the 1970's feel and in particular the way that most of the female characters seem to have been added in as an afterthought in order to provide some sexual relief for the more important James Bond-esque "Air Britain" pilot, who na...
by Erik
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swine Fever - any thoughts?
Replies: 251
Views: 37923

Vortex wrote:Anyway this thing has only a 7% mortality rate.
More or less in line with oil production decline rates then. :roll:
by Erik
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bees
Replies: 77
Views: 15892

Adam1 wrote:Is Adam2 saying that we've been here before? :)

Sorry.
Two bee or not two bee threads, that is the question.

[Even sorrier!]
by Erik
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: EDF accused of spying on anti-nuclear groups
Replies: 1
Views: 719

EDF accused of spying on anti-nuclear groups

Article in the FT yesterday: EDF accused of spying on anti-nuclear groups EDF, France’s nuclear energy operator, paid investigators to infiltrate the anti-nuclear movement around Europe, according to testimony given in a French judicial investigation. The investigation is looking into whether the st...