“Snake Oil” by Richard Heinberg

ISBN-13: 978-0976751090. “Snake Oil – How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future” by Richard Heinberg was published by the Post Carbon Institute in 2013. Heinberg is now the author of ten books of which we have reviewed seven … Continue reading

“The Energy of Nations” by Jeremy Leggett

ISBN 13: 978-0-415-85782-6. The Energy of Nations – Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance” by Jeremy Leggett was published in 2014 by Routledge. Remarkably this is the first of Jeremy’s books we have reviewed although the likes of “Carbon … Continue reading

Global Risk Update 2014

In 2012 I delivered a public presentation called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100” in the High Wycombe Guildhall. It was based upon the World Economic Forum’s 2011 assessment of Global Risks. These assess what our world leaders expect … Continue reading

“Crude World” by Peter Maass

ISBN 978-0-141-04317-3. “Crude World – The Violent Twilight of Oil” by Peter Maass was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Maass is a globe-trotting journalist and parts of this book were compiled from writings he delivered for the likes of … Continue reading

“Cancel the Apocalypse” by Andrew Simms

ISBN 978-1-40870-236-9. “Cancel The Apocalypse – The New Path to Prosperity” by Andrews Simms was published by Little, Brown in 2013. There never was a Transition book simply about economics. If there was it would look a lot like this. … Continue reading

“The Burning Question” by Mike Berners-Lee & Duncan Clark

ISBN 978 178125 045 7. “The Burning Question – We can’t burn half the world’s oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit?” by Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark.  We reviewed Mike Berners-Lee “How Bad are Bananas?” just over two … Continue reading