Register for an account


Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.


Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.


After the Collapse

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorNovember 25, 2009 1:57 AM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

The Oil Drum is the only site I know of that makes you think seriously about the end of the world. But even Nate Hagens, my favorite commentator there, feels compelled to offer a disclaimer of sorts for this guest post by George Mobus. Hagens writes:

As an editor here, I continually struggle to find a balance of discourse that presents scientific reality in ways that don't come across as apocalyptic or frightening. In my opinion, the larger the lens with which we view our situation, the more informed choices will be made towards more sustainable trajectories.

Well, Nate, this Oil Drum review of William Catton's new book, Bottleneck: Humanity's Impending Impasse, is enough to make even Richard Dawkins embrace the Rapture.

3 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.


Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%


Already a subscriber? Register or Log In