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Rat's Nest - Chronicles of Collapse
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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.


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.

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ReplyMessage PreviewFromRecsPosted Very interesting story on a propeller-less wind turbine.Mannie-yesterday
21143The oil industry vs. the electric car By GAVIN BADE Groups backedWharf Rat-yesterday
21142OPEC August 2019 Oil Production by RON PATTERSON posted on 09/12/2019 The OPEWharf Rat-yesterday
21141What’s Behind the World’s Biggest Climate Victory? Capitalism By Lynn Doan, BWharf Rat-Monday
21140Discovery channel did a doc about the island about five years ago if I remember Eric-Sunday
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21135"I know you live near Disneyland." [youtube video] "I have zero Wharf Rat-last Friday
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21132Do results matter? No idea of how to solve the problem in 35 years. The providPogeu Mahone-last Friday
21131Same problem Nuclear waste Sorry perhaps it is much worse. Trump could claPogeu Mahone-last Friday
21130How did it happen? Diablo Canyon nuclear plant: A legacy of powerful protests .Wharf Rat-last Friday
21129About time! The "Experts" built that MF on the worst site in the worldPogeu Mahone-last Friday
21128Network giant says renewables transition will deliver lower prices and cut emissEric-last Friday
21127Yup, Glad to see it. They are just not needed on West Coast anymore. The ColuEric-last Friday
21126We're closing down our last nuke in '24-25. pge.comWharf Rat-last Friday
21125No Harm no foul No wonder some people will believe anything These same expertPogeu Mahone-last Friday
211247 Years After Fukushima Disaster: Little Radioactive Material in US Waters MarchWharf Rat-last Friday
21123Just to give themselves a challenge Fukushima is underwater. If it is so easyPogeu Mahone-last Friday
21122"Japan has no idea or knowledge on how to clean up." This isn't thWharf Rat-last Friday
21121lol oh sure The entire pacific ocean is irradiating all of the fish from FukPogeu Mahone-last Friday
21120Fees on Electric Cars, Inspired by Koch Network, Are Unfairly Penalizing DriversWharf Rat-last Thursday
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