Economic crisis

Food prices are rising in America; researchers predict food shortages followed by mass riots

The social contract of peace and compliance only exists in any country so long as society is civil enough to permit it, government policies notwithstanding. So it is with some apprehension that sociologists and demographers are watching vulnerable populations in the Uni

June 23, 2014

Thanks to sweeping legalization measures, marijuana is fastest growing industry in US

As the American economy continues to limp along in near-stagnancy, the few states that have repealed their nonsensical prohibition of cannabis are experiencing major economic boons. A new report released by the marijuana advocacy group Arcview Market

December 19, 2013

15 signs that we are near the peak of an absolutely massive stock market bubble

One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that "bubbles look like this" and that he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."  But you don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to see what is

December 02, 2013

Natural disasters uprooted more than 32 million people in 2012

32,4 million people were forced to flee their homes last year due to natural disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes, according to a report released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on May 13, 2013. According to the report, 98% of those

May 18, 2013

Bitcoin a smashing success worldwide - exceeds $1 billion in value as other currencies fail

Within just a few short years, Bitcoin is a currency to be reckoned with. Already its value has topped $1 billion with greater gains predicted for the future. As a revolutionary and independent virtual currency, many are flocking to bitcoin in an attempt to avoid

April 05, 2013

Money is not needed in energy abundance

In order to understand the very basis of money, it is best to contemplate how it developed in the first place. Once society developed past the clan stage, when barter, trade and so forth arose, it became the practice to place value on the products of Human energy

December 08, 2012

T.A.P., You're It!

I am out to make a difference. I am out to make it so that every Person affiliated with the oil industry can live more richly than if They worked to retirement and were living off whatever They managed to save, affording up to what it would allow. If They wanted

November 05, 2012

Electrogravitics – A simplified description

Electrogravitics... This technology, in which the separation of positive charges from negative charges produced a movement of that which was between the charged plates towards the positive plate, was being developed and tested in all major aerospace companies in the

October 26, 2012

Stigmergic governance via the web - a way to govern society without a government

In My piece, The End of Entropy, I propose the following:With a central website, in forum style, to address major issues – divided into local sections, regional sections and global sections, with “votes” at a certain level elevating the problems and solutions

October 24, 2012

Rise in global food prices - Food Price Index up 6 percent

As food prices creep up again for the third time in five years, concerns about global food security are also on the rise. The United Nations has reported a climb in global food prices after experiencing a decline over the past three months.Since many countries

August 12, 2012

New study reveals UK potential food crisis

The Sustainable Consumption Institute research claims food which families now take for granted, such as meat and fresh vegetables, could become too expensive for many if global temperatures rise in line with the current trends and reach 4⁰C within the lifetime of

July 11, 2012

Global supply chains cause extinction of many species

Thirty percent of threatened species are at risk because of consumption in developed world according to research made by University of Sydney. The study mapped the world economy to trace the global trade of goods implicated in biodiversity loss such as coffee,

June 16, 2012

Population growth producing more environmental stress

It's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, but it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing. In an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Michigan

June 14, 2012

New insights on worldwide water consumption

Engineers Arjen Y. Hoekstra and Mesfin M. Mekonnen of the University of Twente in the Neth­erlands gave new insights on worldwide water consumption. China and India are leading consumers, followed by US, Brazil and Russia. On top ten scale are Indonesia, Pakistan,

June 02, 2012

Vanilla production seriously affected by weather conditions - ice cream could become even more expensive treat

You can taste vanilla in chocolate, custard, caramel, coffee, cakes, etc. The cosmetics industry uses vanilla to make perfume. A major use of vanilla is in flavoring ice cream. The most common flavor of ice cream

April 07, 2012

World Water Day: 22 March 2012

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992

March 22, 2012

Serious water shortage hits Luanda, Angola

Angola is facing severe water shortages. Water utility in Luanda, Angola's capital, vowed to repair a burst water main within days, to end shortages that have lasted a week across much of Luanda. Prices of water have doubled due to the shortage, jumping from 7000 to as

February 21, 2012

The banking backstory behind Friday the 13th

The unlucky Friday the 13th is one of the most well-recognized superstitions in the Western world.  This tradition is over 700 years old and has a very interesting origin.During the 12th century there was a massive religious war that consumed most of Europe and

January 13, 2012

The shocking truth of the pending EU collapse!

Problem, reaction, solution.In search for end of economic crisis the EU leaders reached an agreement and signed a Treaty establishing European stability mechanism (ESM). Critics say the ESM resembles an enabling act, because it severely confines the economic

December 20, 2011

2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

Financial red alert: Europe stands on verge of 'apocalyptic' debt crisis with only days remaining

May God have mercy on the souls of those who have unleashed the destruction we are about to witness, because I do not believe the once-awakened sheeple of the world will have any mercy at all. They’re the ones, after all, that will be surprised by everything that is

November 30, 2011

Return to real money: China to install more than 2,000 gold ATMs

The return to real money is making swift gains as public distrust and uncertainty about the viability of fiat currencies continues to grow. And according to a recent report in Digital Journal, some countries, including China, are actually installing automated teller

October 07, 2011