The Take

Cutting commentary from those who know the most.


10 ways to get ready for the end of oil

What can you do to prepare yourself for an age of unaffordable (or unavailable) oil? Energy analyst Chris Nelder offers suggestions to get you started.


Your building melts cars? There's an app for that

An epidemic of curved glass buildings is endangering people with heat and glare. Yet a simple analysis could solve the problem during the design phase.


The 21st century population crash

Global population models project anywhere from 8.3 billion to 10.9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050. Resource-based forecasts tell a different story.