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The Big Pivot: Interest Rates and Emissions as Global Population Growth Hits a Turning Point

It remains a curiosity that during a time of slow growth and exceedingly low interest rates—two persistent conditions which reliably?perplex economists—that more attention is not drawn towards population trends, and fertility rates. Sanjeev Sanyal, who was at one time head global strategist at Deutsche Bank but who has since departed to embark on a writing […]

Studies in Causality: Precipitation Deficit in The Pearl River Delta

When analyzing complex systems the issue of causality becomes its own problem. I’ve grappled for years with the issue, at the intersection of oil prices and the economy. This got me to thinking, remembering rather, a very good talk by Robert Kaufmann of Boston University, at the ASPO conference in the Autumn of 2006. Kaufmann, […]

China Lights, Global Floods, Australian Coal

One detects a slow, ironic hooray welling up from the climate change community this week because after a year of intense weather that’s devastated food crops worldwide now an epic flood in Australia threatens to cripple the production of coal. Accounting for 30% of global energy supply–and ready to go higher as oil supply declines–coal […]

Global Hydro and Nuclear Power in Perspective

At the recent ASPO conference in Washington, DC I found myself in a lunchtime conversation discussing the contributions Nuclear and Hydro were making to world energy supply. It’s worth noting that Hydropower did experience an uptick in global use in the past five years. Nuclear meanwhile, which has seen a slowing rate of consumption since […]

DIY Energy Transition

In the latest issues of เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com Monthly, Copenhagen Confirmation, (see: เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com 2009 Annual for a discounted price on this issue) I explained that not only were energy transition and climate-change mitigation essentially the same problem but that world political leaders would do precisely zero about either. A political leader of any country, developed or developing, […]