Other Paths to Wander

1. Seeing to the Future

Civilization's Future

using math to plan the future

Live Science

end of oil

Seed vault

saving genes

Red List

threatened, endangered, extinct

World Watch

watching trends to a poor future

Die off

natural population cycling

Virunga

short term living at long term cost


2. Autotrophs and the Environment

Trophic Levels

pyramid of life

Earth's Climatic History

global temperature

Primary Production

energy flow through the ecosystem

Human Appropriation

energy capture by humans

Ice Ages

global temperature

Old living life

oldest bacteria

Living Planet

global biodiversity

Malawi

3200kg/ha of maize annually

ESA

Land Cover

Zero Extinction

biodiversity

Millenium Seedbank Project

betting against the future

Biomass Inventory

Good for people, but what about the current residents?


3. Consumerism

The Commons

greed wins

Japan's Population

we exist to consume

Singapore's Population

not enough at 6400 per square kilometre


4. Infrastructure

Alternate Lifestyles

a small impact

20 year $60Bn capital cost energy procurement

a large impact

Tar sands

Energy to extract energy

Egyptian pyramids

Energy to build

Net zero

Home's electrical consumption and production equals

Kuwait

Energy shortage

Canadian Energy Flow 2003

Layous out human allocation of energy

Energy Supply-Demand 2003 (pdf)

Consumption up, reserves down, same story

American Housing Survey

More than simple shelter

Industrial energy allocation, Canada

Efficiency improves but baseload still high


5.Renewables

Pigs

following the energy trail

InterAcademy Council

sustainable energy demand, efficiency and supply

Renewables

energy for humans takes energy from others


6. Technology

Thin film solar

19% efficient

Solar homes

a long way to self sufficiency

Ice Farming

freezers of the past

Splitting water

energy storage


7. Trends to the Future

Biological Efficiency

energy needed to civilization level

National Geographic

sources for future energy

Millenium Assessment a goal

a global direction

Kardashev

energy needed to civilization level

Hydrogen Fuel

cars and gas

Population growth

how many's enough

World clock

watch the numbers change

Kuwait energy shortage

when the wells run dry


8. Resources/Documents

Energy Processes

wood cord - 1010 joules

Wood Density

spruce 450 kg/cu.m

Energy Bulletin

opinions

BP's Review

raw numbers on annual primary consumption

Energy Density

energy content for some

FAO

Energy in food

Oil Crisis - Laherrere

a trend watcher

Energy conversion

plants to joules

Ancient Egypt

300 kg wheat per person annually

Growth is Madness

John Feeney

The Updside of Down

Thomas Homer Dixon

The Earth's Carrying Capacity

Bruce Sundquist

Fertilizer

Natural gas becomes food

Life Expectancy

a cause for fewer people

Earth Trends

World Resource Institute

Earth Trends

Energy and Resources -- Sudan (pdf)

Green Revolution

India's gambit

DOE

Annual Energy Consumption

National Science Foundation

Weighing trees

National Park Service

Red brick school house

National Stone Centre

Limestone

Red Hill Vallely

Trees per hectare

Alberta

Forest Management

South Africa

Forestry

Alaska

Above ground tree biomass (pdf)

BTCV

firewood

Sugar Maple Tree

statistics

Tree Volume Estimation

Doyle's Rule

Ohio State University

Measuring Standing Trees

Standing Biomass

NPP of Oak and Pine

NPP

Spruce

Jeff Brokaw

Tree Calculators

Virgiana Tech

Measuring Standing Trees and Logs

NRCan

Canada's Forests by area

Industry Canada

Canada's Land Area

Rosiere

Range lands

Senate Subcommittee

Boreal forest at risk

Canada

Annual area of tree harvest

Canada

National Forest Inventory

Food and Agriculture

Atlas

Food and Agriculture

Statistics

Globalis

Energy Consumption per Person

Predator-prey

Lynx and Hares

Falklands

Penguins

North Devon

Smelting

Cornwall

Iron furnace

Pennsylvania

Cornwall Iron furnace

Tyson

Making swords

Steel

Smelting temperatures through the ages

Open fire

300 degrees

Switzerland

Statistical Data 2007

Switzerland

Demographics

Environmental History

Forests through the ages

Williams

History of Deforestation

Mcneill

Woods and Warfare

DEFRA

Sustainability and statistics

Energy Consumption in the UK (Pdf)

space heating is 58%

Energy and Environment Basics

charcoal to coal replacement value

Energy in natural processes (pdf)

Washington U

University at Buffalo

Niagara Falls Energy

IDRC

The Responsiblity to Protect

Oil Drum

Energy in South Africa

New York Observer

$38B bonus

Public Accounts Canada

$48B non financial assets

Fertiliz Industry

statistics

YARA

Fertilizer benefits

Europe(pdf)

Energy allocation in farming

Home and Garden Bulletin Number 72(pdf)

Energy in food - USDA


9. Newsworthy

Near Zero Carbon Emissions

Carnegie Institute

Darfur to Chad

Mass human migration

Sudan

The environmental cost of charcoal

Tobacco (pdf)

Necessity or luxury

Land appropriation

Eye from space

Liberty

who decides

Equality

the sloth and the euridite

Lack of food energy (jpg)

Madras


by Mark Foster Mortimer