Friday, June 18, 2010
The Titanic Awards - Celebrating the Worst of Travel
luggage or checked into a hotel, you know there are few perfect trips on
this planet. Something invariably goes wrong. At times, very wrong. It
may be a computer scheduling glitch you can almost understand. Or
something bizarre, but entertaining. Even outright incompetence at
almost incomprehensible levels.
The Titanic Awards seeks to take a different approach to these often
spectacular underachievements in the travel industry… by celebrating them.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Oil Drum | Discussions about Energy and Our Future
The Oil Drum's mission is to facilitate civil, evidence-based discussions about energy and its impact on our future.
We near the point where new oil production cannot keep up with increased energy demand and the depletion of older oil fields, resulting in a decline of total world oil production. Because we are increasingly dependent upon petroleum, declining production has the potential to disrupt our lives through much higher prices and fuel shortages. The extent of the impact of this supply shortfall will depend on its timing, the magnitude of production decline rates, the feasibility of petroleum alternatives, and our ability to curtail energy consumption.http://www.theoildrum.com/