Category Archives: Natural Resources

Issues affecting our natural environment

Obama Decides On Keystone XL

Obama announced at 11:00 Nov 6 in 2015 that the contentious Keystone XL program has been rejected. This is written minutes after President Obama publicly announced his administration’s rejection of the Keystone upgrade project. LastTechAge has been following this since … Continue reading

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KXL threatens US environment -Not energy -Not climate

Keystone XL is is a threat to US environmental integrity. Its Senate vote is near. The bill forcing development of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline build is about to be set before the president.   The proponents say it is about … Continue reading

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Should oil trains get limited liability?

Exploding oil cars do not deserve a waiver from the costs they generate. Warren Buffett has requested that oil train companies get a liability limitation – just like nuclear power plants, so reports Heather Smith  in her 2014 Aug 6 … Continue reading

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World Oil Production – Our Finite World

Just a note on a blog we’ve discussed before.   A perceptive analysis of our civilization’s current status in tapping its finite oil reservoir has been posted on Our Finite World.  It is called World Oil Production at 3/31/2014–Where Are We … Continue reading

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Is Copper entering crisis mode?

Under current exponential exploitation, copper supplies will peak by mid 21st century. A recent study indicates that we may run out of economical copper by mid century.  This detailed analysis, using a painstakingly gathered database, has been discussed in the … Continue reading

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Do you follow Our Finite World?

Our Finite World is an outstanding blog that studies issues related to resource depletion from a financial actuary’ view. Gail Tverberg writes Our Finite World.   It is a blog strongly engaged in the problems we are and will be facing … Continue reading

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People are changing the world climate

Could write ten thousand words supporting the stand for anthropologically caused climate change. (LastTechAge  is  something of a science blog.) But that’s been done.  Here is a good recent one: Why Reddit Banned Climate Denialist Comments, by Nathan Allen, editor … Continue reading

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