We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.
Rat's Nest - Chronicles of Collapse
An SI Board Since May 2005
Posts SubjectMarks Bans
23763 116 1
Emcee:  Wharf Rat Type:  Moderated
This thread is based on the premise that we are within a few years of reaching Hubbert's Peak. It appears that our civilization is rapidly approaching the time when cheap and plentiful energy will be a thing of the past. This will put profound strains on our current lifestyles. Some predictions seem to have us running off a cliff into a Road Warrior world. Others foresee "a long slow emergency."

Recently, Willits, Ca, has started to lay the groundwork for a sustainable community after the end of cheap and readily available cabon-based energy. My little town of Laytonville is following the lead of our larger southern neighbors, and we are about 3 months behind them in the process.
Rat's Nest is meant for the exchange of information about helping communities survive whatever economic dislocations occur as the result of energy shortfalls. It is not meant for a discussion about the validity of peak oil or global warming, and I will ban anybody who shows up just to throw rocks in da nile. There are plenty of other threads for those discussions. We will assume that we are headed for trouble, and attempt to come up with a plan of action for your own community.
I live in a small community populated with old hippies, back to the landers, loggers, and ranchers. The old timers know how to survive bad times. Lots of us old Mother Earth News types moved up here to live closer to nature, so we start our sustainability projects in fairly good shape. Lots of folks are off-the-grid, provide their own water, & grow a lot of their own food (and smoke). I'm not sure how a project like this would work in NYC, so for those of you living there, think about moving to Maine. What can I say? And, if you live in SF, think South or East.

Track California's electricity portfolio in real time

A peak oil superblog..

The new website focuses on preparation for, and dealing with, the effects of Peak Oil, economic collapse, and a host of other looming disruptions, any one of which could cause serious problems in our society.

The Willits Plan

My friend and Willits resident John thinks he can feed the world.

theme song, thanks to Rosie

This could be the great challenge and adventure of our lives. Should be fun...

Rat @
Previous 25 | Next 25 | View Recent | Post Message
Go to reply# or date (mm/dd/yy):
ReplyMessage PreviewFromRecsPosted
23763How will Europe weather a second winter without gas from Russia? [graphic] A shEric-last Saturday
23762Russia's balance of payments is going to go into the toilet. It's all aEric1last Friday
23761 [graphic] Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL Clean Power HowEric-last Friday
23760Fusion progress: oilprice.comWharf Rat-last Thursday
23759H/T Elroy Jetson Everyone in the oil and gas businessknew Russia's oil prodWharf Rat-September 23
23758Australia getting it's act together really fast! A final blow to fossil fueEric1September 22
23757Another fossil fuel generator bites the dust: AGL awards demolition contact forEric-September 21
23756OPEC Update, September 2023 – Peak Oil Barrel 09/19/2023 D Coyne The OPEC MontWharf Rat-September 20
23755Renewables sail past 70 pct on Australia’s main grid, send coal to fresh lows SEric1September 20
23754Solar giants bet big on US manufacturing Major solar panel suppliers have annEric1September 19
23753BusinessLocal NewsU.S. electric vehicle sales reach breakthrough pace Sep. 18, Eric-September 18
23752Rooftop solar sends coal to record low, and peaks at nearly half of all grid demEric-September 17
23751Extreme Temperature Diary- Saturday September 16th, 2023/Main Topic: It’s a “MisWharf Rat1September 16
23750[graphic] Image courtesy CAISO Sponsored <b>Time of UEric-September 15
23749Battery cell prices plunge in August, close to tipping point for the end of ICE Wharf Rat1September 13
23748power grid operator paid the company $31.7 million in energy credits in August —S. maltophilia1September 9
23747Texas paid bitcoin miner more than $31 million to cut energy usage during heat wWharf Rat-September 9
23746Solar contributed 45% of electricity generation capacity additions in the first Eric-September 8
23745US June Oil Production Rises on GOM Jump – Peak Oil Barrel 09/07/2023 OviUncaWharf Rat-September 7
23744ISLANDBOY 09/07/2023 at 2:58 pm New solar installations to hit nearly 400GW thWharf Rat1September 7
23743Business Electric cars pass a crucial tipping point in 23 countries Sep. Eric-September 5
23742H/T Triffin & PS America’s largest storage company is adding a surprising cWharf Rat-September 4
23741Back to the Future of Wind Energy Technology with Paul Gipe [graphic] EngineerEric-September 4
23740Ratings agency says Victoria ban is beginning of the end for gas distributors REric-September 4
23739catching the wind.... [tweet]Wharf Rat-September 2
Previous 25 | Next 25 | View Recent | Post Message
Go to reply# or date (mm/dd/yy):