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The Ghosts That Roam Among Us — Kenn Orphan

To many of us who live near to nature the idea of ghosts is far from fantasy. The concept is neither childish nor macabre either. We commune with our ghosts and respect them. They are the embodiment of our lost … Continue reading

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Dissecting a White Girl’s Environmentalism in a So-Called Sanctuary City called Santa Cruz

Originally posted on Writing by Meredith Jacobson:
“What is a refuge?” I am speaking to a group of 25 or so third graders at an elementary school in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz, California. I am giving a…

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Why oil under $30 per barrel is a major problem

Originally posted on Our Finite World:
A person often reads that low oil prices–for example, $30 per barrel oil prices–will stimulate the economy, and the economy will soon bounce back. What is wrong with this story? A lot of things,…

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How our energy problem leads to a debt collapse problem

Originally posted on Our Finite World:
Usually, we don’t stop to think about how the whole economy works together. A major reason is that we have been lacking data to see long-term relationships. In this post, I show some longer-term…

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California in Losing Battle With Climate Change as Wildfires Devour 700 Homes, Force 23,000 to Flee

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
The oceans and airs of the world are warming. The waters of the Northeastern Pacific have concentrated that heat — resulting in the formation of powerful high pressure systems never seen in modern human memory. Highs…

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Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Originally posted on Our Finite World:
Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just another cycle,” or is it something much worse? I think it is something much worse. Back in January, I wrote a…

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Shades of a Canfield Ocean — Hydrogen Sulfide in Oregon’s Purple Waves?

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
Are we already starting to awaken some of the horrors of the ancient hothouse ocean? Are dangerous, sea and land life killing, strains of primordial hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria starting to show up in the increasingly…

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