Consortium News: Michael Klare on COVID-19: The Beginning of the End for Oil?

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COVID-19: The Beginning of the End for Oil?

Michael T. Klare says a vast restructuring of the global energy enterprise is happening now.  

Among the first and most dramatic of these has been a shockingly deep decline in flying, automobile commuting, and leisure travel — activities that account for a large share of daily petroleum use. Airline travel in the United States, for example, is down by 95 percent from a year ago. At the same time, the personal consumption of electricity for telework, distance learning, group conversations and entertainment has soared. In hard-hit Italy, for instance, Microsoft reports that the use of its cloud services for team meetings — a voracious consumer of electricity — has increased by 775 percent.

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J. C. Cole: Food & Fuel Crisis Looms in the USA

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In one of my first posts on Gray Swans I focused on food sustainability:

JC Cole: American Gray Swans USA 14 Feb 2019

Most Americans mistake “Food Production Volume” with “Food Security”. Obviously they are not the same. In America we have a substantial “Food Production Volume” but we have no “Food Security”. Food Security is “Food Production Volume” plus “Food Accessibility”. As stated earlier, our sophisticated “Just in Time Delivery” system is quite vulnerable. Think of it as a well tuned Swiss Watch. Just one hammer and it stops.

Below I also add our lack of refineries and vulnerability in relation to fuel.

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Robert Steele: Christian Collectivism, Anti-Fragile Localization — A Second American Revolution?

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I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how to resurrect America the Beautiful.  My reading on the goodness of America the Beautiful is bracketed on one end by Kevin O’Keefe’s The Average American–The Extraordinary Search for the Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen and most recently by the gloriously uplifting book by James and Deborah Fallows, Our Towns – A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America by James and Deborah Fallows BONUS 1 Minute Video.

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