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How to Survive the Heat: 10 Tips How to Survive the Heat: 10 Tips This survival-medicine website provides general information, not individual advice. Most scenarios assume the victim cannot get expert medical help. Please see the disclaimer. by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Where I used to live, in Mississippi, it got hot in the summer. Really hot, and humid.
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Small family farms are the backbone of a community, a nation, and of society as a whole. A landscape of family farms is settled, balanced and stable, and generally sustainable. It's the natural shape of society on the land. Such communities aggregate into strong and secure nations. But it's difficult to find a government that thinks that way, now or ever: the history of small farms presents a fantastic picture of neglect and abuse. Maybe the family farming landscape just doesn't offer enough opportunity for the rich and powerful, and the greedy. Small farms Small farms
Hobo stove Take a gallon paint can (exact size not important -- experiment). Cut holes in sides of can as below: Put anything combustible in and light it up. Hobo stove
The Really, Really Big Picture The Really, Really Big Picture [Many longtime followers of the Crash Course have asked Chris to update his forecasts for Peak Oil in light of the production increases in shale oil and gas over recent years. What started out as a modest effort at clarification morphed into a much more massive 3-report treatise as Chris sifted through mountains of new data that ultimately left him more convinced than ever we are facing a global net energy crisis – despite misguided media efforts intended to convince us otherwise. His reports are being released in series over the next several weeks; the first installment is below.]
How To Relate Climate Extremes to Climate Change How To Relate Climate Extremes to Climate Change Trenberth: The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question. All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be….The air is on average warmer and moister than it was prior to about 1970 and in turn has likely led to a 5–10 % effect on precipitation and storms that is greatly amplified in extremes. The warm moist air is readily advected onto land and caught up in weather systems as part of the hydrological cycle, where it contributes to more intense precipitation events that are widely observed to be occurring. Seasonal Jun-Jul-Aug 2010 sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies relative to 1951–70. Record high SSTs were recorded in the locations and at the times indicated with record flooding nearby.
What happens when “drill baby drill” meets peak oil prognostication? An audience found out firsthand this week, when two power policy pugilists faced off at the University of Wisconsin. In one corner was Texas’ own Dr. Tad Patzek, incoming president of the Association of the Study of Peak Oil, and Chair of UT’s Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering. In the other corner, former CEO of Shell Oil Company and domestic drilling proponent John Hofmeister. Ex-Shell CEO and Peak Oil Researcher Face Off Over America's Energy Future Ex-Shell CEO and Peak Oil Researcher Face Off Over America's Energy Future
Buy the SOS Sport Solar Cooker | Solar Oven Society Use this page to purchase the SOS Sport in the US continental 48 states Effective October 2, 2013, product sales are temporarily on hold as the Solar Oven Society moves offices and does maintenance on equipment. Please check back in a few weeks. International orders including Hawaii and Alaska click here Cooks Food Of All Types, Also Pasteurizes Water Buy the SOS Sport Solar Cooker | Solar Oven Society
Energy Return on (Energy) Invested (EROI), Oil Prices, and Energy Transitions Posted by David Murphy on June 15, 2012 - 11:51am Topic: Supply/Production Tags: energy policy, energy prices, eroi [list all tags] This is a guest post by Matthew Kuperus Heun (Calvin College) and Martin de Wit (Stellenbosch University & de Wit Sustainable Options) based on their recent paper in Energy Policy. The Oil Drum Editors' Preface The following analysis provides an interesting view on the relationship between EROI (Energy Return on Energy Invested) and market prices, but the strong inverse correlation that the authors emphasize may be an artifact of the underlying Cleveland (2005) EROI statistics that they use. Energy Return on (Energy) Invested (EROI), Oil Prices, and Energy Transitions
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Drivers of a potential planetary-scale critical transition (credit: Anthony D. Barnosky et al./Nature) Using scientific theories, toy ecosystem modeling and paleontological evidence as a crystal ball, 21 scientists predict we’re on a much worse collision course with Mother Nature than currently thought. In Approaching a state-shift in Earth’s biosphere, a paper just published in Nature, the authors, whose expertise spans a multitude of disciplines, suggest our planet’s ecosystems are careenng towards an imminent, irreversible collapse. Earth’s accelerating loss of biodiversity, its climate’s increasingly extreme fluctuations, its ecosystems’ growing connectedness, and its radically changing total energy budget are precursors to reaching a planetary state threshold or tipping point. Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse
Gasoline gallon equivalent Gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) or gasoline-equivalent gallon (GEG) is the amount of alternative fuel it takes to equal the energy content of one liquid gallon of gasoline. GGE allows consumers to compare the energy content of competing fuels against a commonly known fuel—gasoline. GGE also compares gasoline to fuels sold as a gas (Natural Gas, Propane, Hydrogen) and electricity. In 1994, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST defined "gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) means 5.660 pounds of natural gas. Gasoline gallon equivalent
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By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. Yes, you can become a millionaire farmer - Paul B. Farrell
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Work on Keystone XL Halts in Texas over "Wrong Type of Oil" Claim In Texas, a judge ordered the halting of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline after a landowner filed a lawsuit claiming that the company lied to Texans about type of oil it would be transporting. Landowner Michael Bishop, a 64-year-old retired chemist in medical school, claims that TransCanada (NYSE:TRP)lied in telling Texans that it would use the pipeline to transport crude oil, which will instead be used to transport tar sands oil, or diluted bitumen. According to Bishop, tar sands oil does not meet the state's definition of crude oil as “liquid hydrocarbons extracted from the earth at atmospheric temperatures,” he told the Associated Press, which mean it “has to be heated and diluted in order to even be transmitted.”
image: Google Maps satellite via Tim De Chant The flight from Boston to Chicago isn’t the most scenic, but if you’re lucky enough to snag a window seat – no mean feat these days – study the patchwork landscape with a discerning eye. About 40 minutes into the flight, you’ll notice something a bit peculiar (at least for North America): Instead of the usual tableau of square or rectangular farmsteads, you’ll see ribbons of agronomy. These ribbon layouts are a ghost of geography: a relic from when France parceled land in Canada back in the 1600s. What’s most intriguing to me, though, is how ribbon farms – or rather the lack thereof in much of the United States – shaped attitudes toward modern transportation, and continue to shape our psychology as a nation today. The Hidden Connection Between Medieval Land Parceling and Modern American Psychology | Wired Opinion
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In an era of disruptions so significant that we refer to them in a single-name shorthand (think: 9/11, Katrina, Fukushima, Haiti, Sandy) what gives communities their ability to bounce back? And what does it mean for the way we build (and rebuild) cities? To explore these topics, we invited two leading thinkers who are working at the forefront of resilience — Andrew Zolli and Jonathan Rose — into a dialogue. Zolli’s new book, Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, written with Ann Marie Healy, is a must-read primer on the field of resilience research, examining the capacity of everything from people, organizations, communities, and societies to adapt to volatile and dramatically changing circumstance. The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy' - Jobs & Economy
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