Thursday, September 29, 2005

Fraud claims taint US hurricane aid - Putas e vinho verde enquanto o povo passa fome

(...)Past investigations into credit card fraud by government officials have shown that the money sometimes went to prostitutes and casino gambling.(...)


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

"Civilization is a society which adopts increasing complexity as a general strategy."

Jason Godesky, sobre o livro "Collapse" de Joseph Tainter

Sobre o Pico do Petróleo

Nobody disagrees that a problem is approaching to which there is no solution beyond accepting the naturally imposed limits of the physical system within which we live. Nobody disagrees. Except the economists. But they're idiots. Claiming that if people want a commodity badly enough then other people will find a way to supply it even if the raw materials no longer exist. If we all wanted a pet dodo the Market would supply us.

Jim Bliss is a philosopher, writer and (currently non-practising) engineer. He blogs at 'Where There Were No Doors' and acts as a freelance consultant on all manner of stuff. He tries to be a realist, however unpopular that makes him.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Dinheiro para o orçamento militar - versus - dinheiro para a prevenção de desastres nos EUA.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Furacões de grande intensidade, Katrina, Rita? Mera casualidade...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

O preço do petróleo é movediço.

Por isso a globalização ou comércio global é previsivelmente vulneravel à escalada dos preços do petróleo, que veio para continuar (ver notícia).

Monday, September 12, 2005

"Wherever men hold unequal power in society, they will strive to maintain it. They will use whatever means are convenient to that end and will seek to justify them by the most plausible arguments they are able to devise."

Reinhold Neibuhr

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Tal como Hubbert, Collin Campbell acertou muito antes do tempo.

America faces a major energy supply crisis over the next two decades. The failure to meet this challenge will threaten our nation's economic prosperity, compromise our national security, and literally alter the way we lead our lives.

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham

"Oil has literally made foreign and security policy for decades. Just since the turn of this century, it has provoked the division of the Middle East after World War I; aroused Germany and Japan to extend their tentacles beyond their borders; the Arab Oil Embargo; Iran versus Iraq; the Gulf War. This is all clear."

Bill Richardson

Thursday, September 08, 2005

"By the time you get to about 2015 you reach the point where demand is far outstripping production, by several million barrels a day. Prices will go through the roof, and this will absolutely kill economies in the process. It's inevitable...the only question is how much the world will come together to manage the transition."

Jamal Qureshi

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"Petroleum geologists have known for 50 years that global oil production would "peak" and begin its inevitable decline within a decade of the year 2000. Moreover, no renewable energy systems have the potential to generate more than a tiny fraction of the power now being generated by fossil fuels. In short, the end of oil signals the end of civilization, as we had known it."

Jay Hanson, Geólogo

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Oil is unique in that is so strategic in nature. We are not talking about soupflakesor leisurewear here. Energy is truly fundamental to the world's economy. The Gulf War was a reflection of that reality...
It is the basic, fundamental building block of the world's economy...

Dick Cheney, vice-presidente dos EUA

Novembro de 1999, excertos do discurso como Chairman da Halliburton no London Institute of Petroleum

Monday, September 05, 2005

"Demoramos 125 anos a extrair o primeiro trilião de barris de petróleo.
Vamos usar o próximo trilião nos próximos 30 anos."

Chevron corporation - (no sítio "Will you join us?")

"The United States has chosen to address the problem of Peak Oil in the most brutal, venal, and shortsighted way available: by using military force to commandeer what remains of the world's rapidly vanishing fossil fuels. The true attitude of American political leaders is that "the American way of life is not negotiable," especially if such negotiations would reduce their power or influence."

Michael Ruppert, Crossing The Rubicon (2004)

"50 years ago, the world was discovering 30 billion barrels a year and consuming 4 billion, whilst today, we are discovering close to 4 billion and consuming 30 billion."

Kjell Aleklett, Professor of Physics at Uppsala University

Sunday, September 04, 2005

"According to BP-Amoco, world oil production per capita peaked in 1979. This figure is acknowledged by the Internationl Energy Agency and many other scientific journals."

Saturday, September 03, 2005

"There's this notion that energy should be free," he says. "We've never had to think about it, at least not in our era. The point I made in my book from 2004 [High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis] is the same point I make now: economics was invented without thinking about energy. So here you have this supreme irony: a system called economics - a flow of money - is really about the flow of energy, but it never mentions energy. It hasn't got a clue about it."

Julian Darley (Post Carbon Institute)

in Local energy analyst says oil dependency is driving us toward a crisis

Friday, September 02, 2005

- A América dos danados -

Todas as tragédias são dolorosas

Há pouco tempo lembravamos Hiroshima, agora a tragédia abate-se sobre Nova Orleães a mãe do Jazz. Os cenários de devastação são semelhantes.

Os culpados são os mesmos a oligarquia imperialista norte-americana que nem se importa com a vida de estrangeiros nem com a vida dos seus concidadãos pobres.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina's Real Name by Ross Gelbspan

"The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming."