Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Dr André Diederen (TNO) has researched the issue of minerals scarcity and it's relevance to energy security and geopolitical stability.
Below you will find a three part presentation my Dr Diederen on the issue titled
Unfortunately the audio is of quite bad quality, so here's a taster of the main points in the presentation.
In short, there is a systemically positive feedback loop with very negative consequences between the energy and materials scarcities.
If you are a materials-wisened inventor with understanding of basic and rare earth metals, you better get started if you haven't already. Time to optimize & save.
Monday, 1 November 2010
It's only available as an audio stream/mp3 file on the net, but very well worth listening to, if one is trying to wrap his/her brain around the double-headed monster that is Energy Transition & Financial Crisis.
Download the mp3 file of the presentation : Making Sense of the Financial Crisis in the Era of Peak Oil (77 MB)
Here's a short preview of five minutes. To get the slides, one can also buy a right to view the whole video at the Automatic Earth / Post Peak Education site.
Oh yes, file this under 'analytical & doomish crystal-ball gazing'.