Old trends often come back in a different form. A current trend is a feeling that we are running out of resources in the way the Club of Rome predicted in its famous ‘Limits to Growth’ report from 1972, the year I was born. That this particular theme has been resurrected from its shallow grave is no surprise. It is a fact that despite a sluggish economic growth in most of the Western world, the demand for oil keeps on growing while production is on a plateau, optimistic stories about non-conventional oil and gas notwithstanding. Likewise worldwide fisheries are in a slow collapse after decades of overfishing. And as the number of times copper thieves manage to disrupt railway traffic proves, metal prices are at an all time high while proven reserves aren’t growing much either. So it’s no wonder people are looking into the tea leaves at the bottom of their cups and try to guess what changes peak resource will bring.
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- http://feedly.com/k/19beZgpToday is Grace Hopper's 107th birthday, one of the true pioneers of early programming http://t.co/XpJnLWhRF2 @NeelieKroesEU
- International Free and Open Source Software Law ReviewThe International Free and Open Source Software Law Review issue 8 is now available for free online: http://t.co/iNmRjwLwiQ
- http://opensource.com/business/13/12/fintp-to-open-source#.UqXHU7BQ-bM.twitterAllevo explains their brave move to an open source business model | http://t.co/JNHH5rp4MJ http://t.co/UvG0lQ5a1q […]
- Open source is changing the world: join the movementAllevo explains their brave move to an open source business model | http://t.co/JNHH5rp4MJ http://t.co/UvG0lQ5a1q […]
- How IBM Technology Jump Started the HolocaustHow IBM Technology Jump Started the Holocaust http://t.co/qu9icRYLol #EUdataP #EPinquiry #datenschutz
- Joe Stiglitz writes open letter to TPP negotiatorsJoe Stiglitz writes open letter to #TPP negotiators http://t.co/xGrUdttbhu
- Scholarly Publishing - MIT Libraries@spierenburg @bendrath See http://t.co/fk31IJFCQh
- http://copyspeak.org/A deck of cards against #bullshit copyright propaganda! http://t.co/XAvNI9CYYv I'll order mine! #newspeak #wordsmatter
- http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2013/12/the-latest-edri-gram-10/The latest EDRi-gram #eudatap #pnr #tftp @wired http://t.co/lCXGHWd89H
- Holy See (The Pope) Criticizes TPP And TAFTA/TTIP In WTO SpeechHoly See (The Pope) Criticizes #TPP And #TAFTA/#TTIP In WTO Speech - http://t.co/1hpYmxIqzg pretty amazing...
- http://sargasso.nl/drogredeneringen-rondom-argo-ii/Blogje over 'Drogredeneringen rondom Argo II' op Sargasso http://t.co/FBTg383FLC van mijn hand.
- wipkip.nikhef.nl:/events/OHM/video/@asta_fish there's embarassingly little footage available on http://t.co/fhrHyN15W4
- Copyright –Commission launches public consultationCommission launches public consultation on a comprehensive #copyright reform http://t.co/LcetI489Lq
- http://www.zoetermeer.nl/politiek-bestuur/schriftelijke-vragen_3526/item/vragen-en-antwoorden-inzake-zoetermeer-in-second-life-cu-sgp_8867.html@ArrectisAuribus @jboef Kom overigens nog deze pareltjes van raadsvragen tegen: http://t.co/KtI5QlFpIi
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