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Change of face - change of phase
A Future?
Climate-Change – Change of Climate
Oil-Around 2013
Finally there: The Campbell’s Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion
New time arising
Ein heisser Herbst? (A hot Autumn?)
Where is this going? – 3
Where is this going? -2
Where is this going?
Is it important?
A Moment of Truth at Passing
The Iran Hoax
The 2012 Adventure
Solstice Greetings
Taking on the future
A new beginning
Twist and Turn
Fly-by-wire
Shale-gas: just a gas?
Little miracles, big wonders
Unconventional gas
Media-power
To Peak or not to Peak, is that the question?
Going on ...
Time for change
Economy; What Economy?
Media Noise Windfall Profit
The Winds of Change
Signs of the future?
Reality and Hope
Best Wishes
What goes around, comes around
A throughout, integrated view
Signs of change?
P.P.P. versus Need
Working for climate-change?
Good signs
Contradicting signals
All over again? The difference between perception and reality.
The paradigm, the mind-set and reality
Two minds
Positive inclination
Different values?
The long view
Leaping to the future
Contango
New signs of hope?
A message of hope?
Some good news anywhere?
A project gone awry?
Traces of light
Driving the markets II
Driving the markets
Meeting reality
Silence for the storm?
The times are changing
Refinery-runs
The Theatre
Some Questions, no answers
Ocean carbon sinks and returns
The good news, the bad and the ugly
A President speaks the truth!
Green masks
Saving us with or from bio-fuels?
The good news
Driving the oil-price?
A new dilemma?
Kenya: a new oil-frontier?
Forecasting a trend?
Some early signs for 2008
2007; A year to remember
The good news
A bit of a shock II
Fraud alert - bogus job ads
A bit of a shock
A simple but far-reaching idea
Hype, Realism, Convergence
Energy-security?
A touch of globality
Climate change and changing the climate
Refineries, Biofuels and internal demand
Figures, figures & figures
Pipelines, Biofuels & Reserves
Expectation, projections, contradictions.
Ponder
A box of Pandora?
Changing systems
A dynamical environment
Projections and reality
Changing reality
A different reality II
A different reality
PPP: Prices, poverty and politics
A whirling 2007
The year of shifting balances
One world, two systems?
Oil and development?
The year 2065?
Mixed signals II
Mixed signals
Trust
Awakening
A War on hold?
No Comment
Changing balances
Truth or Deception?
A fresh overview
Bigger picture first
National Interests vs. Shareholders Value
Fear??
'The Dialogue'
Consumption
Do we actually need to worry?
 

Ein heisser Herbst? (A hot Autumn?)

With the temperature dropping and the nights becoming colder, autumn is arriving here in the Westerwald in Germany, and whilst the woods are becoming a wild tapestry of red, yellow and brown, it is peaceful here, and sometimes hard to understand and especially to feel, that wars are being prepared, nuclear wars on false pretexts, or countries are being infiltrated and attacked, with agendas so very different than what is being told to the public.

We are belied to. We are so incredibly belied to, by the media, who have become all-powerful in spreading the message to further the agenda of those who seem to be creating the rules of the game at the moment.

In several analyses the analogies with the book ‘1984’ are coming up, in which as well the media played a central role and a 180 degree turn needed to be done before one came nearer to the truth.

Although oil and gas are still crucial to our society, they are currently not part of the problem. The markets are oversupplied already for quite some time and this situation may acerbate as the shrinking of the economies will be felt at many levels and overall energy-usage goes down.
Whether this will have an effect on the prices of especially oil is questionable as there seems to be an increasing disconnect between the market of supply and demand and the reality of the oil-price. Recently a graph appeared from the EIA on the different sections that together constitute the oil-price, which showed that 40-45 % of the price was either related to media-noise in several forms or speculation.

This does not say that an oil-price that would be half of current price, would be a good thing, just that the money earned should end up with the people, not the speculators. How much profit is earned from every barrel of oil through speculation?

In the midst of the tranquillity of the woods here, it is sometimes hard to understand why the rush for gold and power must lead to such atrocities as are happening, in Libya and Syria, and Iran, and Pakistan, and increasingly a whole series of other countries that see themselves confronted with calls for ‘independent’ media or more ‘democracy’, or minority-uprisings, suddenly appearing religious strife, or dreadful diseases, earth-quakes, droughts, excessive market-movements, excessive weather-phenomena, or crashed airplanes, disappearing scientists and leaders or a Mumbai or Fukushima- or Norway-like attacks or worse.

And this is currently happening on almost all continents in several degrees of application and severity

Why?

This planet would have enough for us all, even with the increasing amount of people, we just need to divide it differently. In the US and Europe between 30 and 50 % of all food is wasted or spoiled. That could feed a whole lot of people.

If small-scale farmers and local markets would be helped and promoted in a way to secure  healthy food for the population (and not max profits for the corporations) not only would food production rise world-wide but also people would be healthier and less diseased.

Although water-resources are getting scarce and in the near future oxygen-levels may go down even further, there is enough for all, when used more sparely and shared more fairly.

This planet can still be restored from damage done over the times, but is now seriously endangered by certain species of humans that seem to think that even a planet can be used, sucked empty, permanently diseased and then discarded, without any sense of responsibility for future generations whatsoever.

And all the time, the planet turns around herself and around the sun, which gives us tomorrow forests that are a little bit more brown, red and yellow.

Keep it up!

Alexander

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