June 2, 2010 update - peak wood (?); more erosion on the Sandy River Road

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You've heard of "Peak Oil". How about "Peak Wood"? That's the title of this interesting Miller-McCune article by John Perlin. Perlin, the author of A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization (Amazon), notes historical examples of the depletion of wood resources (for energy, timber and habitat) leading to conquest, expansionism, and societal downfall. What do you think of his thesis?

Remember the rural road in Chesterville, Maine, that is eroding into the Sandy River? The road continues to erode.

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