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Debunking Peak Phosphorus

U.S. Rock Phosphate Production vs. Price, Source: Adapted from USGS data The media’s fascination with the prospect of peak oil has spread to another commodity — phosphorus. In Julian Cribb’s 2010 book, The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and … Continue reading

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The Next Real Estate Bubble? Food Price Inflation Strikes in the Midwest

Today, The New York Times published an article on a potential real estate bubble in the Midwest.  This seems to be yet another effect that high oil prices are having on the economy. As I have frequently argued in previous posts, persistenty high … Continue reading

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North Korea: Linking Fuel to Famine

I recently came across a book called Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture by Dale Allen Pfeiffer. In his book, Pfeiffer uses the North Korean famine in the mid-nineties as a cautionary tale about what … Continue reading

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Architecture of Anarchy

“Civilization and anarchy are only seven meals apart” — Spanish proverb Instability is a positive feedback loop driven by weather, energy and food prices, currency fluctuations, repression, and demography. Adverse weather conditions, in tandem with high energy prices and a … Continue reading

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