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Book by Andrew Palmer explores today's fundamental & systemic problems of the world. Proposes a framework for understanding the forces that are driving change.

The Atomic Bazaar – William Langewiesche

18 July 2009

The Atomic Bazaar – William Langewiesche, pub. Allen Lane, London, 2007 This book is a timely reminder of the problems associated with nuclear proliferation and the issue of dealing with nuclear-equipped misgoverned developing nations. Most of the book looks at Pakistan, which is reasonable, [read more]

Systemic Risk Reduction via Failure – Michael S. Rozeff

11 March 2009

One year ago, Bear Stearns faced collapse when its short-term lenders stopped rolling over their loans to the investment bank. The federal government and the FED stepped in. They financed and brought about an acquisition by the JP Morgan Chase (JPM) bank. The reason for this was systemic risk. [read more]

The Vanishing Face of Gaia, A Final Warning – James Lovelock

27 February 2009

The Vanishing Face of Gaia, A Final Warning – James Lovelock pub. Allen Lane, London, 2009 James Lovelock, a man who was in his late 80s when he wrote this book, is universally recognized as the man who gave the world the “Gaia Theory”. Lovelock, however, is not going quietly into that [read more]

2nd World Future Energy Summit – Greenpeace Speech

28 January 2009

 In his speech to the 2nd World Future Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi Pascal Husting of Greenpeace said that Greenpeace has  been relentless in campaigning against oil companies who defied the growing scientific evidence on climate change. But he also said that, “I want to make it clear to [read more]

Crude Oil The Supply Outlook

16 December 2008

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook” is a report to the Energy Watch Group published in October 2007.  The main objective of the report was to project the future availability of crude oil up to 2030. The report concludes that the peak of world oil production was in 2006, earlier than some [read more]

Optimum Population Trust Critical of UK Population Policy (2008)

2 November 2008

The UK government’s national security strategy recognises many of the new environmental symptoms of global insecurity but ignores their root cause, the Optimum Population Trust said on March 19, 2008. David Nicholson-Lord, OPT research associate, said: “Talking about threats to national [read more]

Helmand, Afghanistan 3 Commando Brigade – Ewen Southby-Tailyour

2 November 2008

In “Helmand, Afghanistan 3 Commando Brigade” by Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Ebury Press, 2008, we have a full-blooded account of the war-fighting abilities of 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marine Commandos. The Royal Marines were deployed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from September 2006 to [read more]

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook”

29 October 2008

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook” is a report to the Energy Watch Group published in October 2007.  The main objective of the report was to project the future availability of crude oil up to 2030. The report concludes that the peak of world oil production was in 2006, earlier than some [read more]

Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim? – Hansen

17 June 2008

This is is an important paper as it discusses the impact of feedback mechanisms on climate change.  The key recommendation is that if humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing [read more]
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