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Rat's Nest - Chronicles of Collapse
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This thread is based on the premise that we are within a few years of reaching Hubbert's Peak. It appears that our civilization is rapidly approaching the time when cheap and plentiful energy will be a thing of the past. This will put profound strains on our current lifestyles. Some predictions seem to have us running off a cliff into a Road Warrior world. Others foresee "a long slow emergency."

Recently, Willits, Ca, has started to lay the groundwork for a sustainable community after the end of cheap and readily available cabon-based energy. My little town of Laytonville is following the lead of our larger southern neighbors, and we are about 3 months behind them in the process.
Rat's Nest is meant for the exchange of information about helping communities survive whatever economic dislocations occur as the result of energy shortfalls. It is not meant for a discussion about the validity of peak oil or global warming, and I will ban anybody who shows up just to throw rocks in da nile. There are plenty of other threads for those discussions. We will assume that we are headed for trouble, and attempt to come up with a plan of action for your own community.
I live in a small community populated with old hippies, back to the landers, loggers, and ranchers. The old timers know how to survive bad times. Lots of us old Mother Earth News types moved up here to live closer to nature, so we start our sustainability projects in fairly good shape. Lots of folks are off-the-grid, provide their own water, & grow a lot of their own food (and smoke). I'm not sure how a project like this would work in NYC, so for those of you living there, think about moving to Maine. What can I say? And, if you live in SF, think South or East.

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23507Maybe. It was supposed to shut down by '25, but it appears that's beinWharf Rat15 hours ago
23506Me thinks Diablo is not long for this world now.Eric-6 hours ago
23505I've been working on a plan to do something, but I'm a long way from talWharf Rat-6 hours ago
23504ROTFLMAO!Eric-6 hours ago
23503Very ambitious. Rat says to his elf, "Elf, ask not what your state can do fWharf Rat-6 hours ago
23502Your governor is really kicking butt!! We are gonna run out of customers for ouEric16 hours ago
23501Solar, wind covered Belgium’s entire electricity demand for the first time BelgEric29 hours ago
23500Georgia Nuclear Plant a Step Closer to Operation | Climate Denial Crock of the WWharf Rat-9 hours ago
23499Global investment in clean energy nearly doubles that of fossil fuels For everEric-10 AM
23498“This is nuts:” European power prices go negative as springtime renewables soar Eric110 AM
23497BusinessEconomyEnvironmentLocal BusinessTechnology Lewis County’s Centralia betsEric-yesterday
23496Mother Nature is knocking the dirt off of her cleats. [graphic] [graphic]Wharf Rat1yesterday
23495Drought causing shortage of sriracha due to pepper crop collapse.. thekitchn.coMannie-yesterday
23494ALIMBIQUATED 05/30/2023 at 3:34 am Yesterday (a windy sunny national holiday) Wharf Rat1yesterday
23493Australia’s biggest coal generator joins rush to offshore wind in new consortiumEric-yesterday
23492Fossil fuel dinosaurs spot major opportunity in Australian offshore wind NishthEric-Monday
23491Well just all about all the investor owned utilities are jumping into windpower Eric-Monday
23490"North Dakota Opposes Minnesota Renewables Push" They're fuckinWharf Rat-Monday
23489[graphic] Clean Power <b>Renewable Energy Becomes A Flash Point In AmericEric-Monday
23488[tweet]Wharf Rat-Monday
23487California bill would hit oil companies with $1 million penalty for health impacWharf Rat1Monday
23486#NeedMoreStorage In Europe: From Energy Deficit to Negative Pricing | Climate DWharf Rat1Sunday
23485Electric city bus sales overtake diesel in Europe in 2023 May 26, 2023 3 CommeEric-last Saturday
23484[graphic]Wharf Rat-last Saturday
23483Solar investment overtakes oil for first time as renewables chase down fossil fuEric1last Saturday
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