- The Economist (“Fuelling Fears”) as well as MIT’s Technology Review (“The Coming Nuclear Crisis”) have excellent coverage of the critical report of Michael Dittmar (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) on the “renaissance” of the nuclear industry. Conclusion: “countries that rely on uranium imports such as Japan and many western countries will face uranium .shortages, possibly as soon as 2013.”
- The UK’s New Economics Foundation has a new important publication: “Other worlds are possible. Human Progress in an Age of Climate Change”. The study is a remedy against our fixation on quantitative economic growth. To be read together with Tim Jackson’s “Prosperity without growth” .
- Colin Campbell and Walter Ryan-Purcell have a great historical overview of the social, economic, political and financial impacts of peak oil. A must-read for anyone concerned about more than climate change.
Sustainability alerts 30 November 2009
30 Monday Nov 2009