Oil. The 19th century was transformed by it. The 20th century was shaped by it. And the 21st century is moving beyond it. But who gave birth to the oil industry? What have they done with the immense wealth and power that it has granted them? And what are they planning to do with that power in a post-carbon world? This is the remarkable true story of the oiligarchs and the world they have created.
This is the biggest problem of the modern world – and will continue to be so until robots get really good.
The article itself is loaded with insight, and I will offer just one gleaned therefrom and offer one criticism: In the United States, fertility rates have dropped from 2.12 children per woman to 1.72 today, and this has happened in the last 13 years. Such a rapid decline is dangerous and unprecedented. Most of the 5,700 words are centered around economics, but the United States is not alone – Hispanics are right there with us, Mexico experiencing a similar decline. The situation in South Korea is critical.
For those of us binge-watching TV shows, installing new smartphone apps or sharing family photos on social media over the holidays, it may seem like an abstract predicament.
Save the Planet! File share with torrents!
15C in Toronto and -35C in Regina – no one to blame except Mother Nature back in 1984.
Climate change has nothing to do with the climate – so what exactly is the campaign about? Is it trying to usher in a new form of communism? Seems like it.
More proof the child is an abused actor.
I thank commenter Big Swede for bringing this one-minute video to us under another post. I knew it existed, I had heard it discussed on a podcast or something, and then forgot about it. In it we see the real Greta Thunberg, clueless, uncomfortable, and having no script to read. She’s got nuthin’.
Send Greta back to history class (instead of jetting around) to learn about this old horror chestnut.
Start at 12:00 to see Buffalo buried. They called the army just like Toronto did 22 years later when we were buried.
Ironically Buffalo only gets these massive lake effect megadumps when Lake Erie is NOT frozen over.