Up until a few weeks ago, I was spending a lot of time on Facebook. So much so that more important things--writing this blog, as well as things in the real world away from the computer, were suffering. So, I gave up on the majority of things I was doing on Facebook. Such as:
- spreading the word about the scientific consensus to those who have been fooled by the organic farming, health food and alternative medicine industries
- trying to convince conventional farmers that their industry isn't sustainable.
- "liking" and reposting articles about American politics--they are just going to have to get along without my input.
- likewise for Canadian politics
As far as getting out the word about Peak Oil, Climate Change, economic contraction and collapse, I'd like to think this blog is a better vehicle than Facebook. I'm still posting links to my blog posts on the Facebook Peak Oil Group and a few other select places where the audience is receptive.
I'm no longer keeping Facebook tab open in my browser. For Facebook friends who'd like to reach me via Facebook messaging, I have the messaging application installed on my desktop, so I'll still get your messages, without having to open up Facebook and expose myself to temptation.
With some extra time now available, in addition to more writing, I am doing more reading, and I have noticed that I miss being able to post links to the interesting articles that I've found on the net and the good books that I've been reading. For some time I'd been think about doing a once-a-month post herer, consisting of links and books and this was just the added incentive I needed.
So, here we go. Other than being divided into links, fictional books and non-fictional books, these are in not grouped according to subject, nor are they in any particular order.
- How to convince someone when facts fail, Scientific American
- The Uber Lie, Richards Heinberg
- Is the Fukushima reactor falling into the ocean? Snopes
- Peak Uranium: the uncertain future of nuclear energy, Ugo Bardi
- Society Could Collapse In A Decade, Predicts Math Historian, Huffington Post
- It's about 50 degrees warmer than normal near the north pole, Washington Post
How global economic growth will drown in Trump’s oil glut after 2018, Nafeez Ahmed
Don't be fooled by the title, this is a good one.
Some notes on the worst case, Charles Stross
Or What is Trump really up to?
- Recovering from disasters--social networks matter more than bottled water and batteries, Daniel P. Aldrich
- Is the Bakken A Bust?, Ron Patterson, Peak Oil Barrel
- A world economy snapshot, Tim Morgan
Retail apocalypse gains momentum, Alternative News und Medien
David Stockman warns everything will grind to a halt after march 15th
- Peak wealth and peak energy, Charles A. Hall, The Automatic Earth
- California City Erects 'Prison Camp' To Deal With Homeless, Zero Hedge
I've been reading for well over 50 years, so in addition to books I've read in the last month or so, I'll be including some that I've read less recently. It will take me a while to catch up.
- The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047, Lionel Shriver
- Splinterlands, John Feffer
- The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi
- Children of the Comet, Donald Moffitt
- The Gluten Lie, Alan Levinovitz
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, Sean Carroll
The Author's Website
- Tomorrow's Table, Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food, Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamachak
- Communities That Abide, Dmitry Orlov
- 150 Strong, A Pathway to a Different Future, Rob O'Grady
- Beyond Civilization, Humanity's Next Great Adventure, Daniel Quinn
- Tribe, on Becoming and Belonging, Sebastian Junger
- The Carbon Bubble, What Happens to Us When It Bursts, Jeff Rubin