Peak passenger pigeon – looking at “Martha” after a century extinct

Green Prophet

Their haul increased each year until it peaked at between 10 and 15 million birds in 1878. Then, following the same pattern as peak whale oil , peak fish and peak oil , their numbers began to collapse.

Special report: How our economy is killing the Earth

The Green Changemakers

A growing band of experts are looking at figures like these and arguing that personal carbon virtue and collective environmentalism are futile as long as our economic system is built on the assumption of growth. 16 October 2008 From New Scientist.

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Heinberg on Life Beyond Growth

The Green Changemakers

This relatively compact volume, which went on to become the best-selling environmental book of all time, provoked the first Great Wake-up Call of my adult life, changing the course of everything I have thought and done ever since. Indeed, China consumes more than twice as much coal as it did a decade ago—the same with iron ore and oil. For example, if oil gets expensive enough, energy companies might start making liquid fuels from coal. A fabulous piece by Richard Heinberg.

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Free documentary Films Archive

The Green Changemakers

Two parts, and one special The Pirate Bay trial edition of the first part, have been released so far, and The League of Noble Peers is working on "Steal this Film - The Movie" and a new project entitled "The Oil of the 21st Century" Transition Town Totnes: what the past can teach us about the future: a new film - A documentary asking whether it could be said that our lives were, or weren't, more resilient in the recent past.

Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

The Green Changemakers

We need to talk about oil One of the criticisms levelled at EVs is that they simply relocate carbon emissions from exhaust pipes to coal power stations. The BERR analysis takes into account the bigger picture for fuel emissions, including the processing of oil into petrol and the transportation of fuel (such as coal) to electricity power stations. Unlike oil, lithium can be recycled and reused in new batteries.

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